American actress, Jada Pinkett Smith has claimed that Chris Rock once asked her on a date, while she was still married to husband Will Smith.
The actress opened up about her marriage to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor, 55, confirming that they secretly separated seven years ago in 2016.
Despite splitting in private, the 52-year-old was by her partner’s side at the Oscars last year and watched on in shock as he slapped the comedian on stage over a joke he made about her hair.
According to People Magazine, Jada spoke of her history with Chris, 58, in the pages of her upcoming memoir, Worthy, dropping the bombshell that he once wanted to ‘take her on a date’.
I think every summer all the reports would come out that me and Will were getting a divorce,’ she told the outlet.
‘And this particular summer, Chris, he thought that we were getting a divorce. So he called me and he was like, “I’d love to take you out.” And I was like, “What do you mean?”
‘He was like, “Well, aren’t you and Will getting a divorce?” I was like, “No. Chris, those are just rumours.” He was appalled. And he profusely apologized and that was that.’
Jada also opened up about the drama surrounding the infamous Oscars slap, insisting that she hasn’t spoken to Chris since Will’s attack left the world reeling.
She said that the Everybody Hates Chris star made a beeline for her directly after the incident and ‘tried to apologize’, but she explained that she wasn’t able to discuss the situation at that time.
‘No, I haven’t talked to Chris,’ she added to the publication. ‘[Do I have] any desire to talk to Chris? Here’s my desire: I just hope that all the misunderstanding around this can be cleared up and that there can be peace.’