Will Smith’s Ex-Wife Sheree Zampino Shares Her “Hope” for the Actor After Oscars Slap

RHOBH guest star Sheree Zampino, who was married to Will Smith from 1992 until 1995, shared her thoughts on the actor slapping Chris Rock at the 2022, calling her ex "human."

By Ashley Joy Parker Aug 20, 2022 5:29 PMTags
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Sheree Zampino has entered the Oscars chat.

Five months after Will Smith infamously slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, the actor ex-wife is weighing in on the jaw-dropping moment, saying she hopes fans will forgive his actions.

 "I hope people allow him to be human," she told The Daily Mail. "I really hope for that because I stand in support of him, we are on good terms."

She added, "You cannot heal without forgiveness."

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Sheree, who is currently guest-starring on Season 12 of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, also wants fans to take into account Will's track record from his last four decades in Hollywood and "allow the opportunity for him to be human."

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"I hope with him—he's been in the business since 16 with Fresh Prince Of Bel Air," she continued. "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.

Sheree, 54, was married to Will, 53, from 1992 until 1995. They share son Trey, 29. Earlier this month, the reality star opened up about her co-parenting relationship with her ex and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith , saying that while they are in a good place now, it hasn't always been easy.

"You got three different dynamics, three different personalities and different belief systems, different way of doing things," Sheree shared during an Aug. 1 appearance on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast. "And there were times where we have bumped heads and it hasn't been pretty."

She added, "But listen, we get back on that horse and we press on. We do what we have to do because again, at the end of the day, it's about the kids. We have a responsibility to them."

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Sheree also noted that co-parenting got easier with Will and Jada—who share son Jaden, 24, and daughter Willow, 21—because the trio all had a "mutual respect" for one another and because the Red Table Talk host has treated Trey like one of her own.

"When you take yourself out of the way—it's not about me," she explained. "It's about him, and my thing was, with Jada, it was like, ‘As long as she treats him well, we're good. We're good.' And she's treated him well and she's loved him." 

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