Jada Pinkett Smith says Chris Rock asked her out amid Will Smith divorce rumors


and red table talk Cancel, Jada Pinkett Smith is bombarding her life elsewhere—namely, in her forthcoming memoir, people, and sit down Hoda Kotb, She confirmed that she and Will Smith Separated since 2016. Pinkett Smith also shares key background to her husband’s slap chris rock at the Oscars. Pinkett Smith said the comedian asked her out when divorce rumors spread about her and Smith.

“I think every summer there are reports about me and Will getting divorced. This summer, Chris, he thought we were getting divorced. So he called me and basically he was like, ‘I’d love to take you out ,'” Pinkett Smith recalled. people. “I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ and he said, ‘Well, aren’t you and Will getting divorced? ” I was like, “No, Chris, those are just rumors. “He’s shocked. He sincerely apologizes and that’s it.” (Rock’s rep did not respond peopleRequest for comment. )

Pinkett Smith said she has not spoken to Rock since Smith slapped him after he joked about her shaving her head at the Oscars. “(Do I) want to talk to Chris? That’s my wish: I just hope that all the misunderstandings surrounding this can be cleared up and that peace can be achieved,” she told the publication. “I talk about this in the book: I think there might have been some misunderstanding between Chris and I as far as the 2016 Oscars were concerned. I think he might have been angry, and I didn’t mean to offend him. That was not my intention. But I I do think there’s a big misunderstanding here.”

Drama between the trio has been brewing publicly since 2016, when Smith was snubbed for her performance in Oscars. concussion. That year, no actors of color were nominated in any acting categories, sparking the #OscarsSoWhite movement. Some artists boycotted awards shows in protest. Comedian Pinkett Smith claimed in a Netflix comedy special earlier this year that she publicly supported the protests on social media and asked Rock to step down from hosting that year’s ceremony. Instead of giving up, Rock joked about Pinkett Smith during the Oscars broadcast. “Jada boycotted the Oscars just like I boycotted Rihannapanties,” Locke said on stage. “I wasn’t invited.”

Seven years later, after the slap, Pinkett Smith said she “didn’t really realize the level of stress[Chris]might be under” at the time. “I probably should have called him and gone, ‘Hey, are you okay? You know, even though I’m talking about the Oscars, I do wish you the best and I just want you to know this – I’m taking the time Calling him and saying this was just to connect the dots. But his feelings may have been hurt.”

Pinkett Smith said that after the Oscar joke in 2016, Rock “apologized and I apologized to him. So I actually thought we were fine and we were done with each other. We haven’t spoken since.” , until 2022 comes around.” Pinkett Smith claimed she also received an apology from Rock following the 2022 Oscars brawl.

As for her reaction to the joke, which inadvertently brought attention to Pinkett Smith’s alopecia: “I mean, that’s what comedians do,” she told people. “I just want to say that I’m not really here to make any judgments about how people decide to express themselves and express their art. I will say that my feelings did get hurt a few times. My feelings were deeply felt by Chris. It hurts deeply. But at the end of the day, being in the spotlight, it comes with that.”

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