This time, it’s Will’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino talking about the incident.
An entrepreneur and cast member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Sheree was married to the King Richard actor for three years and shares with him one child, a son, Trey.
Despite the split, Sheree has remained close with Will and the rest of the Smith family, even appearing on Jada’s show Red Table Talk.
Recently, she opened up about how “gracious” of a person he is and shared her hope that people will grant him “forgiveness” for what happened at the Oscars.
“I hope people allow him to be human,” she said in an interview. “I really hope for that because I stand in support of him; we are on good terms.”
“You cannot heal without forgiveness,” Sheree added.
Going on, she highlighted Will’s “gracious” personality and how he’s “given us years of laughter” through his work. “I hope with him — he’s been in the business since 16 with Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He gives so generously, he puts love into everything he does, he’s so gracious, so kind, he has heart connection to his fans.”
“He has given us years of laughter,” she continued, before reiterating her hope for people to “allow the opportunity for him to be human.”
Will, for his part, has issued several apologies for what happened in the months since then. In a more recent video, he said that he also reached out to Chris personally but was told that Chris was “not ready” to talk.