Actress Jada Pinkett Smith expressed disbelief after her estranged “husband” Will Smith went on a rant and referred her as “wife” before striking comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards.
In an interview with NBC’s Hoda Kotb, the actress, who recently revealed that she and Will had been living separate lives for 7 years, recounted the 2022 Oscars episode, claiming she was “really shocked” at how he described her during his rage.
Recall that after Chris Rock joked about Jada’s bald head (a result of her struggles with alopecia), Will shouted “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!” before slapping him.
During the NBC interview, Jada expressed surprise that Will addressed her as “wife,” as they hadn’t called each other “husband and wife” in a long time. She admitted that hearing such statements, combined with the tense situation, really caught her off guard.
During the commercial break, Chris approached her and apologized for his statements, but she was more interested on Will, not knowing what was going on with him.