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Video of Will Smith’s frustration with wife Jada Pinkett Smith resurfaces after Oscar slapping scandal

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Footage of a tense moment between Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith has resurfaced following the actor’s now-viral slap in the face of Chris Rock at the Oscars.

On Thursday, a 2019 clip from one of Pinkett Smith’s latest Instagram Live videos was posted to Reddit, showing the ‘King Richard’ star growing increasingly frustrated with his wife as she discusses the couple’s past marital struggles. .

In the 49-second clip, Pinkett Smith begins by announcing that world-renowned therapist Esther Perel will soon be joining the family.”Red table discussion“Facebook Watch the show.

“You know, Esther Perel comes to the table. Would you say she helped you and I redefine our relationship?” Pinkett Smith asks her husband.


“I would say don’t start filming me without asking if you could film me,” Smith said.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo/John Locher)

“Oh my God”, reacts Pinkett Smith before adding a message to Perel: “Esther, please come back and help us. I am still struggling with nonsense.”

“Don’t just-,” Smith says, as he appears to fidget while being filmed at his home.

Pinkett Smith continues to push her husband asking, “Would you say she helped us heal the wounds we caused ourselves?”

“My social media is my bread and butter, okay? So you can’t just use me to socialize and no, you know. I’m home. Don’t just start rolling,” Smith replies .


The mother-of-two then turns the camera on herself with a message to her followers.

Video of Will Smith’s frustration with wife Jada Pinkett Smith resurfaces after Oscar slapping scandal

Will Smith yells at Chris Rock from his seat at the Oscars after physically assaulting him onstage on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

“Please watch Esther at the Red Table because she helped us a lot. Can’t you tell?” she says.

The video has racked up over 10,000 comments from Reddit users. Many accuse Pinkett Smith of not respecting Smith’s boundaries.

“Her facial expressions say it all,” one user commented.

Others wrote that the ‘Bad Boys’ star looks “uncomfortable”, “anxious” and “broken”.

“He looks tormented. I went from liking him to disliking him and feeling sorry for him in the span of a week,” another reacted.

The couple married in 1997 and share 23-year-old son Jaden and 21-year-old daughter Willow. For years, the couple’s relationship has come under scrutiny as rumors swirled that they had an open marriage. Pinkett Smith has used “Red Table Talk” in the past to be radically open with viewers about her marriage to the “suicide squad“actor, including revelations about”betrayals of the heart” and discover how to be individuals without make the other feel abandoned.

In July last year, Pinkett Smith appeared on her Facebook Watch series with her husband where she addressed rumors of an extramarital affair head-on. Pinkett Smith admitted that nearly five years prior, she and Smith separated with the intention of divorcing, and while they were apart she had a “relationship” with August Alsina.


Video of Will Smith’s frustration with wife Jada Pinkett Smith resurfaces after Oscar slapping scandal

Will Smith punches Chris Rock onstage before the comedian presents the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Smith at one point told his wife, “I was done with you a–. I was done with you. Marriages have that though.”

Pinkett Smith went on to detail exactly how the “entanglement” started.

“It all started with him just needing help. Me wanting to help his health, his mental state,” she explained.

“From there, you know, over time, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” Pinkett Smith said. Smith then urged his wife to clarify what she was saying. She replied, “It was a relationship, absolutely.”

The 2019 video was shared on Reddit just a day before the Academy’s Board of Governors met to discuss the actor’s actions at the 94th Academy Awards. Smith slapped Rock after making a joke about Pinkett Smith’s bald head, referencing “GI Jane”. Pinkett Smith battled alopecia.

“Jada, ‘GI Jane 2,’ I can’t wait to see it,” Rock said onstage at the Oscars. Pinkett Smith was present at the event.

The board meeting, originally scheduled for April 18, was pushed back to April 8 following Smith’s resignation. The purpose of the meeting is “to address possible sanctions for Will Smith in response to his actions during the Oscars broadcast on March 27,” said the letter, written by Academy President David Rubin.


Video of Will Smith’s frustration with wife Jada Pinkett Smith resurfaces after Oscar slapping scandal

Last July, Jada admitted that almost five years prior she had a “relationship” with August Alsina while estranged from Will Smith.

“Following Mr. Smith’s resignation from membership in the Academy on Friday, April 1, suspension or expulsion is no longer possible, and the legally prescribed timeline no longer applies. It is in the interests of all concerned that this be addressed in a timely fashion,” the letter continues.

The meeting will take place on Zoom.

Smith announced his resignation last Friday, saying he had “betrayed the trust of the Academy” in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.

“I have responded directly to the Academy’s Notice of Disciplinary Hearing and will fully accept all consequences of my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards were shocking, painful and inexcusable. The list of Those I’ve Hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all who attended, and a global audience at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy,” said Smith.

Smith added that he “deprived the other nominees and winners” of their chance to celebrate, and said he would accept any further consequences from the board.

Shortly thereafter, Rubin said in a statement that the Academy had accepted Smith’s resignation and would continue to advance disciplinary proceedings against Smith.

Smith apologized for the slap a day after the awards show, tagging Rock.


Video of Will Smith’s frustration with wife Jada Pinkett Smith resurfaces after Oscar slapping scandal

The ‘King Richard’ star slapped Chris Rock after making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.
(Getty Pictures)

“Violence in any form is toxic and destructive. My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for anyone to bear. me and I reacted emotionally,” Smith said. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no room for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

Meanwhile, Rock has been performing on his feet since the Oscars incident and in his first return to the stage he told a Boston crowd that he “is still processing what happened.”

“At some point, I’ll talk about this s—, and it’ll be serious, and it’ll be funny,” Rock continued.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.

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