Who is Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife: why he slapped her at the 2022 Oscars

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Actress, but not only, for over twenty years she has been linked to the 2022 Oscar winner Will Smith, who at the ceremony was the protagonist of a very tense moment

Actress, but not only, Jada Pinkett Smith is an all-round artist: born in 1971, she has been married for many years to her colleague Will Smith with whom she had two children. A long career that has seen her work both as an actress and as a director, producer and musician and during which she has left her mark. As did her husband, winner of the 2022 Academy Award for Best Actor.

And it was during the most anticipated ceremony in the world of cinema that Will Smith took the stage and slapped Chris Rock, after he made a joke about his wife.

Jada Pinkett Smith, the disease and why Will Smith slapped her in the face

To understand why Will Smith took the 2022 Oscars stage and slapped Chris Rock in the face, you need to take a step back. And more precisely in 2018 when her wife started suffering from alopecia, slowly losing her hair. A pathology with which she has learned to live with time, up to removing the turban that she used at the beginning and talking about it openly, even joking about her. Over time she has been able to give lessons in positivity, accepting herself.

However, something did not go down with her husband. And to understand this, let’s go back to the evening of the 2022 Oscars, one of the most important moments for cinema: not only the American one but all over the world. During the ceremony, those who take the stage often make jokes, joking with the VIP audience in the hall. So did Chris Rock who cited Private Jane (the movie where Demi Moore shaved her head) referencing Jada Pinkett Smith. The joke didn’t go well with Will Smith who rushed to the stage and gave him a slap. Then sit back down and yell “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

An event that left you speechless and that never happened at the Oscars. And that is all to say since over time it has been the scene of several events that have remained in the history of the awards. Shortly thereafter, Smith picked up the 2022 Oscar for Best Actor for A Winning Family – King Richard.

Jada Pinkett Smith, his career

Jada Pinkett Smith’s acting career began in 1990 when she starred in two series on the small screen. First as a guest of True Colors, then in Different World. In the cinema of her among the most important roles of her for her career The Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy which allowed her to be known even more by the public. Among the latest works she took part in Matrix Resurrections in 2021. She was also behind the camera and worked as a voice actress, in particular for the animated film series Madagascar.

In addition to acting, she shares a passion for music with her husband Will Smith: since 2004 she has been the lead singer of the band Wicked Wisdom. From a private point of view, her bond with the actor is among the longest in Hollywood: the two have even gone through a short period of separation. Engaged since 1995, they married in 1997. They have two children: Jaden and Willow.

Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith

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