Jada Pinkett Smith Expresses Shock At Will Smith Calling Her His "Wife" At Oscars

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According to Pinkett, the actor and musician hadn't used that word in years to describe their distant but enduring relationship.

Jada Pinkett Smith's recent press interviews have pop culture media in a chokehold right now. A lot of that revolves around her relationship status with Will Smith, the infamous Oscars slap to Chris Rock, and her bond with Tupac Shakur. However, a recent confession from the actress has fans very intrigued, especially with the added context of the Smith family's dynamic. Apparently, she was very surprised that the Fresh Prince called her his "wife" during his rant against Rock at the ceremony. While speaking to NBC's Hoda Kotb, the Baltimore native revealed why it was such a shocking moment to her.

"I did that eye-roll [in response to Chris Rock's joke about her alopecia at the Oscars] not so much for me," Jada Pinkett Smith remarked. "And I think this is really important. But [rather] the fact that there could be a jab at alopecia." Then, she went into detail about her reaction to Will Smith's defense of her. "What is going on? Now, first of all, I'm really shocked. 'Cause, mind you, I'm not there. We haven't called each other husband or wife in a long time.

Jada Pinkett Smith Revisits Her Shock At Will Smith Calling Her His "Wife"

"I'm like, 'What is going on right now?'" Jada Pinkett Smith continued. "'Keep my wife's name out of your mouth,' right? And now I'm really worried for Will, because I don't know what's going on." Another recent piece of info to emerge from this press onslaught is that the talk show host thought that the whole thing was a skit. Of course, it didn't take long for her and the rest of the world to find out that it wasn't. Still, this gave an oddly reconciliatory context to an event that many thought was out of line.

As such, now the fact that Will and Jada were living separately gives a whole new angle to view "The Slap" from. It's unclear, though, how the actor feels about all this dirty laundry emerging when it comes to his relationships. We'll have to wait and see if there are multiple sides to this story. For more news and the latest updates on Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, check back in with HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.