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'RHOBH' star Shelley Zampino 'never had a conversation' with son Trey about ex Will Smith's Oscar slapping

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Sheree Zampino was her breakout star in the 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, andWill She will face the bright lights of Hollywood as Smith's ex-wife. , I know to some extent. and the mother of her son Trey.

Smith faces significant backlash in on-air response to joke Chris Rock told about wife Jada Pinkett about her Smith at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.}, Zampino told Fox News Her Digital EXCLUSIVELY. She discussed the incident with her son after the Oscars.

"Believe it or not, we never had a conversation," she said. Zampino recalled a brief exchange he asked Trey right after Oscars night. march. 

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Sheree Zampino (seen in May) admitted she never discussed ex-husband Will Smith's Oscar's slap with their son, Trey.

Shelly Zampino (seen in May) is married to ex-husband Will Smith (John Kopaloff)

"'How are you? I just want to know, how are you all doing?' That's how I've always been with him. I never questioned him," she said. "I don't ask him a thousand questions. When a child is with other [parents] and they come back and you ask them a thousand questions, I think it's a bad parenting move."

Smith shared a public apology on YouTube earlier this month after slapping The Rock during a telecast. Shortly after the incident, he won the Best Actor Award for his role in 'King Richard'. 

Days later, Smith announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a statement provided to Fox News Digital, saying he had "betrayed the Academy's trust." 195} The Academy also announced that Smith was banned from attending the Oscars and other Academy events for ten years. 

At the time, Zampino did not comment on Smith slapping The Rock at the awards ceremony, but instead congratulated him on Instagram,and family comes first. "Epic night. Congratulations. When one wins, we all win. #family1st," she captioned the photo.

about her relationship with her son , Zampino told Fox News Digital that he appreciates the bond he has with Trey, who will soon turn 30. "In their relationship, you don't have to know every single detail. If they want to share it, that's one thing, but don't force it. It's like the flow we've always had." It's a thing,' she said. 

She credits her late mother Pat for setting a positive example for how she wants to raise her future children.

Zampino Her parents had two children of hers and never married. Her father married late in life and had a son, Richard. Her mother always welcomed him into her home. 

Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Wills Miss, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Rich Fury/VF22/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

… I don't like my ex-wife and my new wife, but my mother was a role model in that field," she said. "She just said, 'Children want to be born. They're here, so you can't really take what's yours away from your children.''

She remembered her mother's pain. A black woman felt she had witnessed rejection from Zampino's paternal Italian grandfather, who took issue with her grandson being "biracial." 

"She loved kids," Zampino said. "She was hurt for us. She didn't have the courage to do that to another child. She avoided another child for no reason other than who they were." 80}

Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith spotted together for first time since infamous Chris Rock Oscar slapped}

from her relationship with her own son, Trey, from her approach of allowing her son to exist exactly like him without her own world interfering in his life.

"A large part of your job is to protect your children, especially from you," she said. As he gets older, we can have a real conversation.He is so smart that he literally gives me the best advice.I am so grateful to him.”

Jada Pinkett Smith (left) once called her relationship with Will's first wife Sheree Zampino (right) a "sisterhood."

Jada Pinkett Smith (left) was once Will's first Wife Sherry Zampino (right) said, "Sisterhood." 'RHOBH' stars Garcelle Beauvais and Sheree Zampino have been friends for years, and Beauvais previously dated her ex-husband, Will Smith. 

"RHOBH" stars Garcelle Beauvais and Shelly Zampino have been friends for many years, with Beauvais previously dating ex-husband Will Smith.  (Rich Polk)

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About the beginning of Pinkett Smith's relationship with her ex-lover, which began after Zampino and Smith separated in 1995, had a chance. "We were lucky to do it in such a public way, and we didn't hold anything back," she said. Through a friend, Garcelle Beauvais.

"It was funny because people would say, 'You guys were friends and she was dating [Smith].' I said, listen, that's what it is. They weren't dating when we were together. We went our separate ways, but then they formed a connection, which I didn't know about.


Sheree says Garcelle She joked that she kept her own dating history a secret until they bonded.

Sheree Zampino has been a breakout star on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and is ready to receive her fulltime "diamond."

Shelly Zampino is the breakout star of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and is poised to receive a full-time "diamond". (Tommy Garcia)

"Garcelle called me," she said, recalling a conversation with a longtime friend who's been on the show since season ten. 

"My knee-jerk reaction is, when I say 'no', what are you saying no to? No need to say no. At least be in a position to refuse it. Endgame may not be the ending you thought it would be. So I said, 'I'm open to sticking around.'"

Zampino was "thankful" for being welcomed into the group and connecting with "most women" immediately, but was surprised by the formation. Bonding with Erica Jayne. 

"I've been watching the show for years because I'm a fan of the show, but I never found her emotionally relatable." did," she said. "I was pleasantly surprised because she was. I was like, 'Oh, she's human.'"

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When it came to the rest of the season, Zampino was excited to see what Bravo fans had in store, saying, "Sheet Buckle up your belt." Full-time Stay-at-home mom status 

"I'm not being offered diamonds," she said. . I make it very clear. But I have to ask."

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