Will Smith's Oscars outburst might point to 'what's going on' in his own relationship

Will Smith striking Chris Rock during the Oscars might have a lot to do with what’s going on in his own relationship with wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, says Sky News host Chris Smith.

The Fresh Prince won an Oscar for his leading role in the film King Richard – a movie based on the father of legendary tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.

In his acceptance speech, Smith addressed the slap and his role in the film saying “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family”.

Smith then continued to say he was being called on to “protect people” while admitting in showbusiness he was often the victim of disrespect.

“He could’ve walked out; he didn’t need to do what he did,” Sky News host Chris Smith said.

“I wonder whether it had a lot to do with what’s going on in his own relationship.”