Jada Pinkett Smith breaks silence for first time since Will Smith's Chris Rock slap with cryptic message

Jada Pinkett Smith - TOPSHOT - US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Jada Pinkett Smith has broken her social media silence for the first time since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock (opens in new tab) at the Oscars, sharing a subtle message about 'healing' on social media. 

The 2022 Oscars caused shockwaves on Sunday when Will Smith took to the stage to slap host Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife's shaved head.

In a moment that took the world's press and social media by storm (and resulted in that strange video of Liam Payne (opens in new tab)), Will approached Chris to strike him across the face, seconds after the comedian compared Jada to GI Jane.

Referring to Jada, who shaved her head as a result of alopecia, Chris told the crowd, "Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2."

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While Will appeared to laugh at the joke initially, Jada rolled her eyes at the remark, with Will then making a beeline for Chris, who declared "Will Smith just smacked the sh*t out of me", after he was hit.

"Keep my wife's name out your fu***** mouth," Will shouted when he returned to his seat.

Will, who spoke out with Jada on cheating rumours (opens in new tab) surrounding their marriage back in 2020, later apologised for the outburst, releasing a statement saying, "I would like to publicly apologise to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong."

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Meanwhile Jada didn't publicly weigh in but broke her silence on social media with a quote that appears to hint at her wanting to move away from the dramatic debacle.

"This is a season for healing and I'm here for it," read the post shared on her Instagram page.

It comes in light of reports that Chris unaware of Jada's situation with alopecia when he made the Oscars jibe, with a source telling TMZ he "had no idea".

Chris has remained tight lipped on the drama and not yet made an official statement.