Will Smith Heartbreak: King Richard Star And Jada Pinkett Smith On The Brink Of An 'Ugly' Divorce? Actor Seen In This Asian Country After Controversial Slapping Incident

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have instantly become the talk of the town following the actor's slapping incident at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27. The King Richard actor shocked everyone when he walked onstage and slapped Chris Rock across the face during the comedian's presentation for Best Documentary Feature.

The slap was in response to Chris Rock's joke about the shaved head of Jada Pinkett Smith, who has been shaving her head since 2021 due to alopecia areata. After returning to his seat, Will Smith shouted profane interjections at Chris.

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Almost a month since the slapping scandal, new reports suggested that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith could face one of the "ugliest divorces in showbiz history." Keep on reading to know more details.

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith's Marriage In Trouble?

Express UK reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith could be on a brink of divorce after the Aladdin actor's controversial actions at the 2022 Oscars. It is being claimed that the pair could be facing "one of the ugliest divorces in showbiz history" if they were to split.

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Recently, Jada Pinkett Smith shared a rare insight into how the family has been dealing with Will Smith's now-infamous Oscars slap. The Girls Trip actress, in a statement issued at the beginning of the latest season of Red Table Talk, said:

“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared when the time calls. Until then… the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring, and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest. Thanks for joining us.”

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Tensions have reportedly grown between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith after the chaotic events of the Oscars in March. Cameras caught the Gemini Man star seemingly laughing at the joke about his better half's shaved head before quickly changing his behavior after seeing Jada's reaction.

Rumors are rife that the incident has put a strain on their marriage even after Will Smith already apologized to both the Academy and Chris Rock for his shocking public outburst. An unnamed source said:

“Ever since the Oscars scandal, tensions between them have been palpable. There have been problems for years, but they're barely speaking right now. If they were to split, Will has a fortune of $350million that Jada would be entitled to half of under California law. It could be one of the ugliest divorces in showbiz history and drag on longer than Angelina's and Brad's did.”

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith could allegedly face the same sort of lengthy legal affair, as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, if they choose to split. For starters, Brangelina has been separated for years but their divorce has yet to be finalized.

The unidentified insider furthered:

"Will obviously doesn't want that, but there is only so much he can take."

Both Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have yet to comment on the reports claiming that their marriage is in trouble following the actor's Oscar scandal. So, devoted supporters of the Hollywood couple should take all these unverified reports with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.

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Will Smith Spotted In India After Oscars Slap Controversy

Meanwhile, Will Smith has been snapped for the first time since slapping Chris Rock onstage over a joke about his wife's shaved head. The husband of Jada Pinkett Smith appeared to be in great spirits in images where he is seen smiling with fans and waving to spectators at a private airfield on Saturday in Mumbai, India.

While the purpose of the actor's trip remains undisclosed as of this writing, his present trip to India could likely be a welcome escape for Will Smith, who was banned from all Academy events in the next decade after publicly assaulting Chris Rock. After slapping the comedian, the Focus star shouted at the award presenter, "Keep my wife's name out of your f*****g mouth!"

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The day after the slapping scandal, Will Smith issued an apology to Chris Rock and The Academy. In a statement, the husband of Jada Pinkett Smith said:

“My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about my Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”

Will Smith concluded:

“I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress. Sincerely, Will.”

Before being banned from attending the Oscars, Will Smith also resigned from The Academy.

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