Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith look in high spirits as they’re seen out together for FIRST TIME since the infamous Oscars slap… after he publicly apologized to her and Chris Rock for his ‘unacceptable’ behavior
The couple were finally seen together for the first time since the shocking, televised slap during the Oscars in March. However, the Hollywood star, 53, appeared to be in a very good mood following his public apology to Chris Rock.
He shared the video on his Instagram a few weeks earlier on July 29, admitting that his ‘behavior was unacceptable.’
Good spirits: Will Smith, 53, arrived at Nobu in Malibu with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, with a smile on his face earlier on Saturday
The talented actor kept his look simple and comfortable for an outing amid the summer day.
He donned a dark navy polo shirt with a pointed collar, along with a pair of dress pants of a similar color.
The I Am Legend star slipped into a pair of white sneakers and added a navy cap to shield his eyes from the bright sun as they left the restaurant.
Will could be seen with a smile as the paparazzi snapped photos, and at one point, even held up a peace sign.
Enjoying a day out: The actor and his wife looked to be in a happy mood after the I Am Legend star publicly apologized to his wife and Chris Rock after striking the comedian amid the Oscars earlier in March of this year
Time together: The two stars appeared to have enjoyed spending time together on a lunch date in Malibu
Jada also kept her look casual and chic, wearing a stylish, black jumpsuit. She rolled the sleeves up towards her elbows to stay cool in the hot temperatures.
She had a red, white and gray flannel shirt wrapped around her waist for a fashionable edge to her overall look.
To accessorize her ensemble, she wore a pair of yellow shades to protect her eyes from the sun, and added a pair of silver-hooped earrings with a similar colored bracelet on her left wrist.
The actress followed behind her husband as they quickly walked to their vehicle to leave.
Positive: Will seems to be having a positive outlook after he apologized in an Instagram video he shared recently in July
Leaving: After a yummy lunch together, Will and Jada were spotted stepping out of the celebrity hot spot, Nobu
On July 29, Will shared a lengthy video discussing the night of the infamous slap which quickly became big news and filtered across social media. The actor apologized not only to Chris, but also his wife and a few others.
‘I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.’
He also apologized to Rock’s mother and his entire family, specifically Rock’s mother and his younger brother Tony.
‘I just didn’t realize how many people got hurt in that moment, so I want to apologize to Chris’s mother. I want to apologize. I want to apologize to Tony Rock… Tony Rock was my man and this is probably irreparable,’ he said.
He also apologized to Jada Pinkett Smith, his wife whose honor he claimed to be defending with the outburst, and said she had ‘nothing to do with it’.
Moving on: Will and Jada were seen together for the first time since the infamous Oscars slap
Public apology: During a video where he publicly apologized for slapping Chris, Will stated, ‘My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk’
Insisting that his wife had nothing to do with the slap, he went on, ‘I made a choice of my own from my own experiences from my history with Chris.
‘Jada had nothing to do with it. I’m sorry, babe,’ he stated. ‘I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the heat that I brought on all of us.’
Later that night, Will was awarded an Oscar for his performance in King Richard, but during his acceptance speech, he never apologized to Chris.
The video in July wasn’t Will’s first public apology. The day following the Oscar’s, the actor typed out a message on his Instagram, noting, ‘My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.’
He had explained that a joke about his wife’s health, ‘was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.’ She had been diagnosed and suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes excessive hair loss.
‘I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.’
Looking on the bright side: Although Will hasn’t heard from Chris in regards to his apologies, the star appears to be moving on from the past
Winning an Oscar: After the slap, Will was award an Oscar for his performance in King Richard, but didn’t take the time to say sorry to Chris while he was on stage