Footage of a tense exchange between actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith recently resurfaced online following Smith’s Oscar incident.
The netizens then showed their support for Smith with hashtags like #FreeWill and #FreeWillSmith that have been trending on social media.
In view of the ongoing campaign, Patrick Bet-David discussed what is going on with the couple in an episode of PBD Podcast alongside comedian Tony Hinchcliffe.
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In the middle of the conversation, Bet-David recalled of his bet with fellow podcaster Joe Rogan regarding the Smiths’ marriage.
“During dinner… a $100 bet that was made. We [he and Rogan] made a bet and the bet was, within 12 months there is going to be a divorce or there is not going to be a divorce. I bet on the $100 [claiming there would be a divorce]. I said no one’s willing to take me on this but he [Rogan] says I’ll bet you. Let’s bet a 100 bucks.”
Bet-David has his own reason for betting on a divorce, claiming that Jada Pinkett-Smith was bullying his husband.
“It was more from the standpoint of that video that came out with Jada… and Jada bullying Will… Will saying social media is my bread and butter and I don’t appreciate what you are doing right now and she says you can tell now why we have issues in our marriage.”
He also added that it’s time for the Academy Awards winner to stand up for himself.
Smith was involved in the Oscars incident last month. He slapped comedian Chris Rock after he was joking about Pinkett-Smith’s hair condition.
Not ending there, Smith also shouted “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth.” to Rock, adding the tension to the atmosphere.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences later banned Smith from attending the Oscars and any other events hosted by it over the next decade.
But it later turns out that Pinked-Smith wasn’t too fond of her husband’s act to stand up for her, despite the backlashes he received.
The 50-year-old also called it “overreacting”, which sparked online outrage.