Jada Pinkett Smith 'Insisted' On Family Vacation Despite Family Turmoil Over Will Smith's Oscars Slap Drama
What drama? Though the Smith family has been in the midst of constant backlash ever since Will Smith's Oscars slap last month, Jada Pinkett Smith isn't letting the drama ruin their vacation.
"Will and Jada have taken the family on [a] vacation that was already planned," an insider spilled to Us Weekly of the Hollywood couple's trip with their kids, Jaden Smith, 23, and Willow Smith, 21, to India. "There had been talk of canceling [the trip] but Jada insisted."
As reported by the outlet, the King Richard actor was seen in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 23, and appeared to be in good spirits, as he was seen smiling and taking snaps with fans.
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And while they're seemingly taking a well-needed break from Hollywood after coming under fire for Smith losing it at the 94th Annual Academy Awards over a joke Chris Rock said about his wife — with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor getting up from his seat at the awards show and slapping the comedian across the face — it looks like Smith and Pinkett Smith have a long way to go when it comes to them getting back on track.
OK! reported the famed couple is apparently more strained than ever following the Oscars debacle. "The tension between them has been palpable," said a source, who pointed out: "There have been problems for years, but they're barely speaking right now."
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Apart from the Red Table Talk host's infamous affair with August Alsina, with whom she confessed to having a clandestine relationship in July 2020, while she was still married to her longtime husband, Smith and Pinkett Smith's relationship has faced its fair share of challenges. "Will obviously doesn't want [a divorce] but there is only so much he can take," the insider maintained of their alleged deteriorating relationship.
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And it looks like they don't have any A-list pals to turn to during this uncertain time, as OK! learned the spouses have been rubbing people in Hollywood the wrong way for years.
Smith and Pinkett Smith's "peers can't stand" them, said a source, who noted "the slap ordeal has only served to deepen the disdain."
Despite the I Am Legend actor issuing an apology shortly after his outburst at the awards show, and then again on Instagram while directly acknowledging Rock, Smith voluntarily resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy then announced earlier this month that Smith is banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years.