Jada Pinkett Smith has teased listeners that her family may speak about the fallout from slapgate in an upcoming instalment of her Facebook series. In the meantime, she says, they are focused on “deep healing”.
Her husband Will Smith sparked a furore at the Oscars last month when he smacked Chris Rock in the face after Rock made a joke about the Girls Trip star.
When the 50-year-old star’s family talk show, Red Table Talk — which she co-hosts with her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris — returned to Facebook Watch this week, they shared a message which seemingly addressed the scandal.
A title card at the beginning of the episode read: “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused on deep healing.
“Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls. Until then the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.”
It is believed this week’s episode, which included guest Janelle Monae, was filmed before the Academy Awards took place on 27 March.
The row occurred when Chris took to the stage to present an award and joked: ”Jada, love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it” and although Will laughed at first, his wife, who suffers from alopecia, looked unimpressed and the Men in Black star then walked to the stage, smacked the presenter and walked away again.
Will then shouted from his seat: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth”.
Since the incident, the Bad Boys star has withdrawn from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been banned from the ceremony for a decade, with the board set to launch a formal investigation.