Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been in an open marriage for several years, and on several occasions they have even considered getting a divorce.Meanwhile, Will Smith and Chris Rock have known each other since the 1990s, when they acted in ‘The Prince of Bel Air’. Since then, their relationship has gone through many ups and downs, which could help explain what happened in the Oscars ceremony.
Chris Rock’s jokes
Back in 2016, Jada Pinkett Smith heavily criticised the Academy Awards ceremony for having almost no African-American representatives, and Chris Rock did not hesitate to respond during the gala.
“Jada said she’s not coming,” he said.
“I was like, ‘Isn’t she on a TV show?’ Jada’s gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.”Chris Rock also teased Will Smith after jokingly claiming that his wife decided against attending the ceremony because the actor hadn’t been nominated for his role in ‘Concussion’.
“It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. You’re right,” said Rock.”It’s also not fair that Will was paid 20 million dollars for ‘Wild Wild West’!”Chris Rock’s joke about Jada’s hair in the ceremony may not have been the only reason behind Will Smith’s outburst of anger.
Will Smith and Jada have been in an open marriage and there have been rumours about an alleged affair that took place between the actor’s wife and Chris Rock in the past.Jada and Rock participated together for several years in the animated ‘Madagascar’ movie series, and according to several sources close to both actors they had a close relationship.