"It was in the heat of the moment and it was him overreacting. He knows that, she knows that. They’re in agreement that he overreacted," an insider maintained to Us Weekly of the A-list couple who has been making headlines ever since Smith charged the Oscars stage and slapped presenter Chris Rock over a joke he made about Pinkett Smith.
Though both Smith and Pinkett Smith, 50, seemed to have acknowledged that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum crossed the line at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27, the Red Table Talk host is not "angry with" her husband, said the source to the outlet.
Nevertheless, the insider maintained Pinkett Smith "wishes he didn't" get physical with the comedian, who mocked her bald head at the ceremony last month, though Rock apparently wasn't aware she was diagnosed with alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
After the mother-of-two — who shares kiddos Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21, with Smith — rolled her eyes at the Saturday Night Live alum's comment at the Oscars, Smith, 53, approached Rock on stage and slapped him in front of the audience and millions of viewers watching at home.
"Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me," a stunned Rock said in censored footage that later circulated online. As The Pursuit of Happyness star returned to his table where Pinkett Smith was sitting, he screamed back at Rock: "Keep my wife’s name out your f**king mouth."
The Grown Ups actor assured Smith he wouldn't mention the actress again before attempting to go on with the ceremony.
Since the incident that shook all of Hollywood, Smith issued an apology admitting his actions were "unacceptable and inexcusable."
While Smith immediately apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees while accepting the Best Actor award for his performance in King Richard right after the smackdown, he failed to directly acknowledge Rock at the time.
But during his apology days after the altercation, Smith addressed Rock, 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."