Will Smith had a great night at the 94th Academy Awards, and several ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ stars were on hand to see it performed live – including his ex-wife.
Sheree Zampino, a newly crowned “girlfriend” of the Housewives, was reacting to her ex-husband Smith’s huge Oscar win for his starring role in the movie “King Richard.” Smith competed against Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”), Andrew Garfield (“Tick, tick…BOOM!”), and Denzel Washinton (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”). for the coveted award for best actor in a leading role, per Oscars.org.
According to insiders, Zampino was married to Smith from 1993 to 1995 and they have a son together, Trey. Trey is now 29 years old. It was Zampino who filed for divorce from the actor two years after their marriage. Smith married Jada Pinkett in 1997 and they have two children together, Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21.
Here’s what you need to know about the family’s big night:
The Smith family celebrated Will’s win together at an Oscar watch party
In a shared video on her Instagram page, Zampino gave fans a rare glimpse of the Smith family as they gathered at a watch party to see Will at the Oscars. In the video, all of Smith’s children were in their best evening wear and appeared on screen during the Outstanding Lead Actor prelim. With brothers Trey and Jaden seated together, the camera also panned to Willow and then to Pinkett-Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, nicknamed “Gammy” by her grandchildren.
After it was announced that Smith was the winner of the biggest Oscar of the night, the house erupted in cheers. Zampino captioned the video: “Congratulations @willsmith – you more than deserve it! #family1st #oscars #bestactor.”
Fans reacted to thank the new RHOBH star for sharing the private family moment.
“Thank you for letting us share this moment with the Sheree family!!!” one commenter wrote.
Will Smith’s less than positive Oscar moment was not addressed by his ex-wife. At the beginning of the program, the actor took the stage and beat Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head and compared her to the main character in the movie GI Jane.
“Keep your wife’s name out of your friggin’ mouth,” Smith yelled at Rock during the live TV broadcast.
In comments on Zampino’s video, some fans took issue with Smith’s decision to defend his wife.
“Well deserved!! He protected his wife’s honor!!” one fan wrote.
“I support Will Smith 100%! He was very eloquent in his acceptance speech. Protect your family and your peace,” another added.
Sheree Zampino shared photos from her night celebrating the Oscars
Zampino also shared photos of her outfit changes for Hollywood’s biggest night. She wore a stunning pink dress and matching gloves to the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party and later changed into a shorter black dress for other celebrations.
It’s no big surprise that the newest RHOBH star showed support for her ex-husband at the Oscars. Zampino is very close to her ex, his second wife, and their children, and they consider themselves a blended family. But that wasn’t always the case. Smith once described the end of his first marriage as “a really difficult time.”
“Divorce was the worst thing of my adult life, divorce was the ultimate failure for me,” the actor said in 2020. per People magazine. “I’ve been hurt many times in my adult life, but I don’t think anything touches the failure of the divorce from my 2-year-old son’s mother.”
During an episode of 2021 from Red Table Talk Pinkett-Smith revealed that while she got off to a rocky start with Zampino, there is now a “sisterhood” between them.
“It’s really been a transformation for all of us,” she said of their friendship. “Having a blended family and coming to a place where there was ease, there was ease in order to. And to have complete, total acceptance. … There is a really beautiful sisterhood there.”
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