The Oscar success of King Richard was overshadowed by Will Smith’s violent outburst on live television during the awards ceremony. Presenter Chris Rock saw Smith and Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, near the stage and joked about looking forward to seeing “G.I. Jane II,” a mocking reference to Pinkett Smith’s shaved head (shave because of a medical condition). After first laughing at the joke, Smith walked up to the stage and hit Rock in the mouth, then returned to his seat and shouted obscenities while the cameras rolled. Rock maintained his composure and carried on as the audience reacted with confusion. Less than an hour later, Smith gave a rambling, emotional acceptance speech as best actor while the crowd sat silent for the duration… Smith was married to Sheree Zampino from 1992 until their divorce in 1995. They have one son, Willard Smith III (called “Trey”), born in 1992. Will Smith then married actress Jada Pinkett on New Year’s Eve in 1997; they have two children, son Jaden (born 1998) and daughter Willow (born 2000).
Copyright © 1998-2017 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.