According to Meidaite, Ana Navarro, a co-host on The View, expressed her frustration with the abundance of celebrity gossip and the public drama surrounding Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s relationship. The discussion on The View focused on Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent revelation that she and her husband, Will Smith, have been separated since 2016, a fact that was not widely known.
Navarro questioned the extent to which the public is privy to the details of celebrities’ marriages, stating, “Why do I know so much about these people’s marriage?” She went on to express her annoyance and how it has affected her ability to enjoy the work of the Smiths as actors, emphasizing her desire to watch their movies and shows without the intrusion of their personal lives.
Navarro continued to discuss the incident at the 2022 Oscars where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock and explored whether this new information about their separation shed light on the reasons behind the altercation. She speculated that Jada Pinkett Smith might be sharing these personal details to boost her public profile and promote her upcoming memoir.
“I think she’s having a relationship with her bank account,” Navarro remarked, suggesting that Pinkett Smith strategically reveals such information to generate interest and boost sales of her books and other projects. She expressed her discomfort with this approach, finding it unseemly.
“I kind of feel like I know more about their marriage than I know about my own damn marriage! I don’t need to know all of this,” said Navarro. “I just want to watch reruns of Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Bad Boys… Just leave this out of my head!”
“I think she’s I think she’s having a relationship with her bank account,” Navarro said, “because every time she needs to increase the ratings of The Red Table, every time she needs to sell books, she drops these bombshells. I find it unseemly.”