A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star defends her ex-husband months after a controversial incident that went viral.
Sheree Zampino’s ex-husband Will Smith made headlines after he punched Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. Rock, who hosted the show, made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, which didn’t go down well. the ‘Men in Black’ actor.
Will walked onto the stage, walked over to Rock and punched him in the face. The interaction between the two actors went viral. In July 2022, Will posted a 6-minute YouTube video offering Rock a public apology.
“I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you want to talk,” Will said in the video.
Despite the controversy, Zampino has said she continues to support her ex.
Here’s what you need to know:
Zampino joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” as a “friend of” Garcelle Beauvais for the show’s 12th season. While she hasn’t had much air time, some fans have enjoyed getting to know her a little better. However, what many may not realize is that she was married to Will Smith from 1992 to 1995 and the two have a child together; Trey Smith is 29 years old and works as an actor.
In an interview with Page Six, Zampino spoke about Will.
“Will has been performing since he was 16,” she told the outlet. “And he does it with such love, grace and joy. He is always there for his fans. They want to take a picture; he takes a picture. He signs autographs. He makes a connection. He likes people. He never complains,” she added.
She discussed the incident between Will and Rock.
“He has apologized and he has taken responsibility for it,” Zampino added. “I don’t know what happened at that moment. I wouldn’t ask. If he wants to share something, he can. But he has a family that loves him, drives him and supports him. He can be a human being, ‘ she said to Page Six.
Zampino and her son never really had a conversation about what happened between Will and Rock. She revealed this in an interview with Fox News.
She said she had asked her son how his father was doing and Trey kept it simple and to the point and chose not to go on about the incident.
“Daddy’s great, Mom,” he told her. That was the end of their conversation. Zampino went on to explain how she approaches things with her son — and it seems to be working well for them.
“‘Are you good? I just want to know if everyone is good?’ That’s how I’ve always been with him. I’ve never questioned him,” she told the outlet. ‘I don’t ask him a thousand questions. I think that is a bad parenting step if the child is with the other person [parent] and come back, and you ask them a zillion questions,” she added.
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