Jada Pinkett Smith Mentioned Will Smith's Oscars Slap In Episode One Of 'Red Table Talk'

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Red Table Talk has amassed over one billion views since its premiere on May 7, 2018, with 100 episodes on its roster so far and a 2021 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show.

The acclaimed Facebook talk show - which hosts candid conversations with myriad celebrities as well as the Smith family themselves - famously gave Jada Pinkett Smith the opportunity to discuss for the first time her romantic relationship with August Alsina, which occurred during her and Will Smith's brief separation.

A-list stars that have featured on the show include the likes of Sandra Bullock, Salma Hayek, Demi Moore and Keanu Reeves.

The upcoming fifth series follows the dramatic events of the Oscars, which saw Will Smith strike Chris Rock on stage after the latter made a 'G.I. Jane 2' joke about his wife's bald head.

Smith later apologised for his 'unacceptable and inexcusable' actions that left him feeling 'embarrassed', and sources claimed Rock had no idea Jada had alopecia at the time of his comment.

Here's everything you need to know about season five of Red Table Talk:

Who will host season five of Red Table Talk?

Just like before, Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris will be hosting season five, welcoming celebrity guests to engage in unapologetic and transparent conversations.

When will season five of Red Table Talk be released?

It premiers today at 4pm GMT.

Where can you watch season five of Red Table Talk?

It will continue to air on Facebook Watch.

How often will season five of Red Table Talk air?

Episodes of the show will be streamed weekly.

Which celebrities will star in season five of Red Table Talk?

As ever, the show will host a number of high-profile faces, some of who were teased in a trailer for the series, which dropped on Tuesday April 19, 2022.

Those who appear in the trailer include eight-time Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe, who will discuss her sexuality and experience of coming out later on in life, not to mention the trauma she faced due to her father's drug addiction.

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Photo credit: Denise Truscello - Getty Images

Monáe will be joined by her mum Janice Hawthorne, who says in the trailer: 'I'm just happy someone invited me.

'I said, 'The Red Table? Are you kidding me!'

They aren't the only mother-daughter to feature either, as Oscar-winning Kim Basinger, who'll give her first interview in over a decade when appearing on the series, will be accompanied by her model daughter Ireland Baldwin.

Speaking of her split from Alec Baldwin in the Red Tale Talk teaser, Basinger recalls: 'I went through a very heavy duty, out loud, when you're in the public divorce.

'I wouldn't leave the house, I would no longer go to dinner. I had to relearn to drive.'

As for Ireland Baldwin, she opens up about her struggles with anxiety for the show, saying: 'I have been in physical abusive relationship, I have been in emotional, verbal, very gaslit-manipulative relationships.

'I've been through a lot of different kinds of abuse.'

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Photo credit: James Devaney - Getty Images

Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's three children, Willow, Jaden and Trey will also star in their first solo episode together.

In addition, a special episode focusses on the victims of famous fraudsters.

Ayleen Charlotte, who helped bring down Simon Leviev aka Tinder Swindler, will feature.

Also featuring will be Rachel DeLoache Williams, author of My Friend Anna, about Anna Sorokin, who posed as German heiress Anna Delvey, and real estate veteran and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran will be seen speaking about being the target of a scary scam, too.

American model and Miss USA Cheslie Kryst will bravely share her heartbreak after her daughter died from suicide earlier in the year.

Kryst released a statement in February, which began: 'I have never known a pain as deep as this. I am forever changed.'

Will Jada Pinkett Smith address Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars?

Smith mentioned the infamous incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars during the first episode of Red Table Talk.

Despite not sharing much detail, she promised that it will be addressed by the chat show in the future.

She released a written statement at the start of the first episode of the new season, which read: 'Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing.

'Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls. Until then…the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.'

Is there a trailer for season five of Red Table Talk?

Yes, a trailer was released on Facebook for the series, which you can watch below.

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