Will Smith’s wife suffers from alopecia, what is this disease?

Will Smith slammed Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022 after the comedian made a distasteful joke about his wife’s shaved head. Jada Pinkett Smith actually suffers from alopecia.

[Mis à jour le 29 mars 2022 à 9h54] Jada Pinkett Smith, despite herself, found herself in the heart of the most commented sequence of the Oscars 2022, Sunday, March 27, 2022. Chris Rock was on stage to award a prize and introduced the sequence by making a joke about Will’s wife Smith. He mocked his shaved head and compared it to Demi Moores in the movie ON straight arms. But Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, a condition that accelerates hair loss.

Furious, her husband went on stage to give Chris Rock a pat. Seconds later, Will Smith shouted, “Keep my wife’s name away from your fucking mouth!” The sequence, described by many as an “incident”, was widely commented on, while the Academy of Oscars condemned the gesture and declared opening an “investigation”. Will Smith later apologized on stage at the Oscars and on Instagram.

If Chris Rock’s joke shocked Will Smith so much, it’s probably because it attacked his wife’s illness. Jada Pinkett Smith actually revealed in 2018 to suffer from alopecia. This disease causes the acceleration of loss of hair and hair, and pushed the actress to completely shave her head. It is not a deadly disease, but it is actually an autoimmune disease of the nervous system, a frequent source of baldness in women. Since then, the actress regularly appears on the red carpets and proudly shows off her shaved head. Still, it is on this subject that Chris Rock decided to joke during the Oscar ceremony, which did not please Will Smith at all.

Jada Pinkett Smith decided to share her journey with alopecia on social media. On Instagram, she recently explained that she had discovered a strand of hair lost over her head and explained how she would try to hide it. “Mom has to put the rhinestone on top, it will make me a little crown”. Expressing oneself so freely about this disease also makes it possible to open a dialogue on this subject. Jada Pinkett Smith is actually far from the only woman battling alopecia. A 2016 survey that gave the floor to nearly 5,600 black women found that 47.6% of them experienced hair loss.

While the Hollywood elite gathered at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022, several presenters handed out the Oscars. Called to present the statuette for best documentary, comedian Chris Rock allowed himself to chain several jokes. He particularly targeted actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who claimed to be eager to see her in the sequel to Equal Arms, a film in which Demi Moore has a shaved head. In this moment of the ceremony, we can clearly see Jada Pinkett Smith rolling her eyes, no doubt tired of this reference to her baldness. A few seconds later, Will Smith gets up from his seat and walks over to give Chris Rock a slap.

Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress, producer and singer born September 18, 1971 in Baltimore. In her youth, she joined the Baltimore School of Arts and then attended a theater school in North Carolina, where she studied for a year before embarking on an acting career. It was the first time on television that Jada Pinkett Smith made her acting debut. We see her briefly in the series 21 Jump Street and Doctor Doogie before she got her first permanent role in the Campus Show, where she played from 1991 to 1993. The cinema then opened the doors for her, she played in Menace II Society and The Inkwell in 1993 and 1994.

In the 2000s, Jada Pinkett Smith will take part in what is without a doubt her most famous achievement in Hollywood: the Matrix trilogy. She plays the role of Captain Niobé alongside Keanu Reeves ‘Neo in the Wachowski sisters’ Science Fiction saga. She will also resume this role in 2021 in Matrix Resurrections, the fourth episode of the saga. In 2001 and 2004, she played twice for Michael Mann, in Ali and then in Collateral. On television, she starred in the series Hawthorne, Chief Nurse for three seasons from 2009 to 2011.

If Jada Pinkett Smith appeared a little less in the cinema in the 2010s, we still see her in Magic Mike XXL, but also in Bad Moms opposite Mila Kunis. She also regularly participates in the series Gotham, which is interested in Bruce Wayne’s young years before he became Batman, where she plays the role of a gangster named Fish Mooney from 2014 to 2017. In 2021, she will act as producer for the film The Williams Method, which will give her husband Will Smith an Oscar for Best Male Lead in 2022.

Jada Pinkett Smith paired up with Will Smith in 1997. The two actors met in 1994 when the actress auditioned for the role of Smith’s girlfriend in the Prince of Bel-Air series. If Jada Pinkett is not maintained, they will form strong bonds of friendship from this moment on. They are from 1997 and were married the same year. Their son, Jaden Smith, was born in 1998, followed by their daughter Willow Smith in 2000.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been a couple since 1997. However, this relationship has had its ups and downs. Today, the couple still hold, but it is also thanks to the many compromises that they were able to agree on one thing and the other. In an interview with GQ in September 2021, Will Smith explained that they both “had endless important discussions about what relationship perfection is.” After spending a lot of time monogamously, the Pinkett-Smith couple is now more free. “We gave each other trust and freedom, with the conviction that everyone must find their own way,” the actor explained before continuing: “Jada never believed in conventional marriage,” specifying in particular that his wife “had members of her family, who lived in unconventional conditions “. And to conclude that “marriage according to him can not be a prison”.

In a book published in November 2021, Will Smith continued his revelations about his union with Jada Pinkett-Smith. He explained in particular that the couple had to reconsider their romance. “Our marriage did not work. We could not pretend anymore. We were both unhappy and obviously something needed to change” in their approach to marriage and especially about monogamy. However, the actor did not specify to advise this to everyone, on the contrary. “I do not suggest this path to anyone. But the experiences that the freedoms we have given each other and the unconditional support, for me, are the highest definition of love.”

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