Will Smith ‘happy’ after apologizing to Chris Rock for Oscar slap

Will Smith 'in a really good place' after Chris Rock's Oscar apology

Will Smith and Chris Rock. Image Press Agency/Nurphoto/Shutterstock; mediapunch/shutterstock

Let go. Will Smith Moving on after your open apology Chris Rock About the now infamous 2022 Oscars slap, a source reveals exclusively us weekly,

“The will is in a really good place, as best as it can be at this stage,” the insider explains. We, “since sharing your apologies With the world, of course, a huge weight has been taken off their shoulders.”

after spending a few months out of the limelightThe King Richard The 52-year-old star took to social media to upload an emotional video on July 29. At the beginning of the clip, text appears on the screen, which reads, “It’s been a minute… very thoughtful and personal work … you asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer.”

new prince of bel air The alum further revealed that he approached the 57-year-old Rock in the wake of their feud. “The message that came back is that he is not ready to talk,” Smith explained. “And when he’s there, he’ll arrive. So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk. … I’m trying I don’t think of myself as a piece of S-T.

the formula tells We In-spite of this Comedian’s reluctance to chatOf course, Smith is both “happy” and “keeping positive” as he begins to think about the next phase of his career. Shares the insider, “He is hopeful for the future and his life will change.”

i’m great The actor made headlines after taking to the stage during the 2022 Oscars and slapped Rock in the face while SNL Alam was presenting the award. After making jokes about the Rock of Jada Pinkett Smith hair loss, which she experiences due to alopeciaSmith then shouted from his seat to the Rock “Keep my wife’s name out of your king’s mouth.”

After the big event, men in Black The star publicly apologized for his “unforgivable behavior” via a lengthy Instagram message. Smith was also banned from all Oscar-related events for the next decade, and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In his July video, which further elaborated on the situation, Smith also took the opportunity to apologize. madagascar Star’s mother “I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did and, you know, that was one of the things about that moment, I just didn’t realize and, you know, I wasn’t thinking about that. How many people have been hurt at the moment,” the Pennsylvania native explained. “So I want to apologize to Chris’s mother, me” I want to apologize to Chris’s family,

The Rock, for his part, has only addressed the situation. during his stand-up comedy set. According to an eyewitness, during a show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdale, New Jersey, in late July, days before Smith’s apology, he said, “I’m not a victim, Mother-Ker.” “Yeah, that hurt, Mom-Ker. But I brushed it off and went to work the next day… I don’t go to the hospital for a papercut.

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