Will Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino hopes fans forgive him after Oscar slap, exclusive

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The world was rocked at the Academy Awards in March when Will Smith violently slapped Chris Rock in the face after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett‘s Smith hairstyle.

And now Will’s 54-year-old ex-wife Sheree Zampino has told DailyMail.com exclusively that she wishes his fans will forgive him for his mistake.

‘I hope people allow him to be human,’ the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills guest star shared with DailyMail.com. ‘I really hope for that because I stand in support of him, we are on good terms.’

And the Whoop Ash business owner added that she is friends with Jada, sharing that she ‘loves’ the actress. 

Her wish: The world was rocked at the Academy Awards this year when Will Smith violently slapped Chris Rock in the face after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett’s Smith hairstyle. And now Will’s 54-year-old ex-wife Sheree Zampino has told DailyMail.com exclusively that she wishes his fans will forgive him for his mistake; seen in May at Race To Erase MS

He has heart, she says: 'I hope people allow him to be human,' the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills guest star shared with DailyMail.com. 'I really hope for that because I stand in support of him, we are on good terms.' Seen in 1993

He has heart, she says: ‘I hope people allow him to be human,’ the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills guest star shared with DailyMail.com. ‘I really hope for that because I stand in support of him, we are on good terms.’ Seen in 1993

Sheree was wed to Will from 1992 until 1995. Together they have son Trey Smith, 29.

The beauty also shared that Will will not be able to move forward unless he is cut some kind of slack.

‘You cannot heal without forgiveness,’ she added.

The reality TV star also reminded fans that Smith has an incredible track record that people might want to take into account.

‘I hope with him – he’s been in the business since 16 with Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. He gives so generously, he puts love into everything he does, he’s so gracious so kind, he has heart connection to his fans. 

A take down: Smith's career has yet to bounce back after he slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March

A take down: Smith’s career has yet to bounce back after he slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March

He still got the gold: The Bad Boys actor had tears in his eyes as he accepted the Oscar, saying he had to protect his family

He still got the gold: The Bad Boys actor had tears in his eyes as he accepted the Oscar, saying he had to protect his family

There she is! Sheree saw Will on Oscar night and even held his Oscar for a moment

There she is! Sheree saw Will on Oscar night and even held his Oscar for a moment

‘He has given us years of laughter,’ she noted of the star who is best known for his movies Bad Boys and Independence Day.

‘I hope people allow the opportunity for him to be human,’ she said again. 

In late July Smith looked emotional as he filmed an apology video. 

“Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,’ Smith said.

‘There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,’ he added.

‘There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults.’ 

The past: The beauty also shared that Will will not be able to move forward unless he is cut some kind of slack. 'You cannot heal without forgiveness,' she added. Seen in 1994

The past: The beauty also shared that Will will not be able to move forward unless he is cut some kind of slack. ‘You cannot heal without forgiveness,’ she added. Seen in 1994

Their son: Sheree was wed to Will from 1992 until 1995. Together they have son Trey Smith, 29

Their son: Sheree was wed to Will from 1992 until 1995. Together they have son Trey Smith, 29

Zampino also told DailyMail.com that she is on good terms with Will’s wife Jada, whom he wed in 1997 and has two children with: Willow, 21, and Jaden, 24.

‘We have gotten along very well for many years,’ she said. ‘I am on good terms with Jada, I love her dearly,’ she added.

Jada even encouraged Sheree to start selling her own body lotion Whoop Ash.

‘I didn’t have the as a business woman, but Jada told me to go for it,’ she said.

‘I gave her some of the product and she loved it. She told me she knew I could make a business out of it. She said, “I know you can do it. I am a product whore and I know when something is good and you should start a business. Jada encouraged me.’

Face to face: Jada Pinkett Smith breaks down in tears as she has an open and frank chat with husband Will Smith's first wife Sheree

Face to face: Jada Pinkett Smith breaks down in tears as she has an open and frank chat with husband Will Smith’s first wife Sheree

The family: From left, Sheree's son Trey Smith whom she had with Will, Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Willow Smith and actor Will in 2016

The family: From left, Sheree’s son Trey Smith whom she had with Will, Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Willow Smith and actor Will in 2016

WHOOP ASH was born in 2006 when Zampino attempted to cook up something extraordinary with her new found love of honey after reading the best selling book, Secret Life of Bees.

She made her own decadent body butter in her kitchen.

‘When I Googled recipes that contained honey much to my surprise what popped up were recipes that were for the body, topically that is,’ she said.

‘I learned that honey has been used for thousands of years as a staple in skincare regimens of Royalty. Well, that peaked my interest and presented a new opportunity and challenge! So, I pulled out my big Gumbo pot and I started to play with the best ingredients for nourishment, moisturization & skin preservation.’

Her pal made it happen: Sheree also told DailyMail.com that she is enjoying being on RHOBH. 'Garcelle and I were already good friends when I joined the show,' she began. Seen in June

Her pal made it happen: Sheree also told DailyMail.com that she is enjoying being on RHOBH. ‘Garcelle and I were already good friends when I joined the show,’ she began. Seen in June

All good: 'And I have become close to Crystal. She surprised me. She is a lot more fun than she seems on the show. Crystal cracks jokes, she is fun and witty,' Sheree, far right, said

All good: ‘And I have become close to Crystal. She surprised me. She is a lot more fun than she seems on the show. Crystal cracks jokes, she is fun and witty,’ Sheree, far right, said

It is 98 percent natural, she added. ‘It’s comfort food for the skin.’

Sheree also told DailyMail.com that she is enjoying being on RHOBH.

‘Garcelle and I were already good friends when I joined the show,’ she began. ‘And I have become close to Crystal. She surprised me. She is a lot more fun than she seems on the show.

‘Crystal cracks jokes, she is fun and witty.’

The cast: (L-R) Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Zampino, Kathy Hilton, Erika Jayne, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Sutton Stracke and Garcelle in June

The cast: (L-R) Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Zampino, Kathy Hilton, Erika Jayne, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Sutton Stracke and Garcelle in June

And she added she tries to stay away from the drama. ‘It’s par for the course in reality TV, it’s what they want, but the drama is not mine, I am just a friend of the show.’

She has experience with reality TV. Sheree was on Hollywood Exes.

‘That gave me a taste of reality TV, the strategy is to drama, drama sells, that is what the audience wants drama,’ she added.



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