A Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is defending her ex-husband months after a controversial incident went viral.
Sheree Zampino’s ex-husband Will Smith made headlines after he punched Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. Rock, who hosted the show, made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and it didn’t sit well with the ‘Men in Black’ actors.
Will went on stage, approached 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 publicly apologizing to Rock.
“I’ll tell you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,” Will said in the video.
Despite the controversy, Zampino has said she remains committed to her ex.
Here’s what you need to know:
Zampino joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as the “boyfriend of” Garcelle Beauvais for the show’s 12th season. Although she hasn’t had much airtime, some fans have enjoyed getting to know her a little better. However, what many don’t know is that she was married to Will Smith from 1992 to 1995 and the two have one 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 so much love, grace and joy. He is always available for his fans. You want to take a picture; he takes a picture. He signs autographs. He makes a connection. He loves people. He never complains,” she added.
She went on to discuss the incident between Will and Rock.
“He apologized and took responsibility and responsibility for it,” Zampino added. “I don’t know what happened at that moment. I wouldn’t ask. If he wants to share that, he can do that. But he has a family that loves him, rides for him and supports him. He’s allowed to be human,” she told 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 asked her son how his father was and that Trey kept things simple and to the point and decided not to speak further about the incident.
“Dad is great, Mom,” he told her. That was the end of their conversation. Zampino went on to explain how she’s going about things with her son — and it seems to be working out well for her.
“‘Are you alright? I just want to know, is everyone alright?’ So I was always with him. I never questioned him,” she told the outlet. “I don’t ask him a thousand questions. I think that’s a bad parenting move when the kid is with the other [parent] and come back and you ask them a million questions,” she added.
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