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Oscars slap drama: Jada Pinkett Smith hopes husband and Chris Rock will bury the hatchet

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By Judith Gicobi

Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Oscar winner Will Smith, has spoken out for the first time about the controversial Oscars slap.

During this year’s Academy Awards in March, Pinkett addressed the moment her husband stepped up to the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock.

During this week’s Facebook Talk Show Series, Red Table Talk, the actress discussed the slap in public. The incident astounded the entire world and dominated the news for weeks.

Pinkett-Smith expressed her hope that her husband and Rock will reconcile in an episode she described as “a really important talk about alopecia.”

“Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Pinkett said in the program’s opener.

She added: “I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”

After then, the 50-year-old actress quickly brought up the issue, imploring both sides to seek peace and healing in the future.

“Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent and capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” Pinkett said. “The state of the world today; we need them both, and we all actually need each other more than ever.”

The actress added that she and her husband, who has been married to Smith since 1997, would “keep figuring out this thing called life together.”

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