Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, have made their first public appearance ever since the infamous Oscars slap incident took place in March this year. The couple was photographed while they were enjoying an afternoon date at Nobu Malibu on Saturday.
Both Will and Jada appeared to be in good spirits, and it seems like they have moved on from all the past controversies. Read on to see the photos of the star couple.
Will and Jada Enjoy a Date in Malibu
The photos were taken as the couple finished their date and stepped out to walk toward their car. Will, who was wearing casuals with a cap, and supporting a beard, looked visibly happy. He even flashed a peace sign to a fan who called his name.
Jada followed her husband as she rocked a black outfit. In some shots, it appeared as if she was holding Will’s hand, who showed her the way. In other shots, it was seen that she was actually holding her husband’s shirt or pants and letting him guide her to the car.
The couple eventually got into their car and drove off together, with Will sitting on the driver’s seat.
The Slap at the Oscars
The outing comes five months after Will slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscar awards ceremony this year. At the time, Rock joked about Jada’s hair loss and said, “Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya.”
Will, who was furious at the joke, walked onto the stage and slapped the host, which stunned audiences around the world and the live viewers alike. Rock, however, managed the situation well and continued with his act. “Oh wow! Will Smith just smacked the sh*t out of me,” he said as the 53 year old actor made his way back.
“Keep my wife’s name out your f*cking mouth!” yelled Will to the stage after he moved back to his seat. The actor then went on to win the Best Actor award at the event for his film King Richard. He also resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which banned him from the awards show for 10 years. He can still be nominated and win awards during this duration.
Will Apologized to Chris Later
Soon after the event, Will publicly apologized to Rock on Instagram, writing, “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
More recently, The Pursuit of Happyness star issued another apology to the 57 year old comedian. He posted a video across his social media platforms, saying, “I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
He further said that Jada had nothing to do with his reaction, and he took the step on his own. He added, “No. It’s like… I made a choice on my own from my own experiences, from my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it. I’m sorry, babe. I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the heat that I’ve brought on all of us.”
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