On the red carpet Saturday, Jada Pinkett Smith smiled broadly for the first time since her husband Will Smith’s infamous Oscars slap.
Shonda Rhimes, the famed creator, head writer, and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Debbie Allen, a five-time Emmy-award winning actress from the same series, attended the formal inauguration of the Rhimes Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Pinkett Smith looked stunning on the red carpet in a flowing gold gown with matching gold earrings. At the star-studded event, she was also pictured with Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson.
According to Broadway World, the new 24,000 square foot theater will house the famed Debbie Allen Dance Academy and include multiple studios, including one named after Will and Pinkett Smith.
Since her husband slapped presenter Chris Rock during the Oscars telecast on March 27, Pinkett Smith, 50, has been silent. Pinkett Smith, who suffers from baldness, was the subject of a crude joke by Rock.
As a result of the slap, Smith has been barred from all Academy events for ten years, however he will keep the Best Actor Oscar he earned for his work in “King Richard” moments before slapping Rock.