Making it work. Sheree Zampino can be very close to her ex husband Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smithbut their dynamism has taken a lot of effort.
“I’m not going to say it’s easy,” said the… Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 54, explained during her Monday August 1 appearance on the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast. “My heart is always for my child. My child comes first. He really does.”
The Bravo personality and Oscar winner, 53 – who split in 1995 after three years of marriage – share son Trey, 29. King Richard actor married Pinkett Smith, 50, in December 1997, Zampino has maintained a friendly relationship with both her ex-husband and the Magic Mike XXL actress, even featured in the premiere episode of Red Table Talk. (Smith and the Baltimore native share son Jaden, 24, and daughter Willow, 21.)
“When you have mutual respect, it gets easier,” Zampino explained of the co-parenting dynamic she has with the Men in black star and the Daytime Emmy winner. “With Jada, it was like, as long as she treats… [Trey] well, we’re fine. were good. And she treated him well and she loved him.”
Still, Whoop Ash’s founder admitted that the trio has had their ups and downs over the years. “You have three different dynamics, three different personalities and different belief systems, different ways of doing things,” she explained. “And there were times when we bumped heads and it wasn’t pretty. But listen, we’ll get back on that horse and carry on. We do what we have to do, because in the end it’s about the kids again.”
Earlier this year, Zampino attended to celebrate Smith’s Academy Award win with the rest of his family, posing for a photo with his trophy after the ceremony. “Epic night!” she wrote in March via Instagram. “Congratulations again – if 1 wins, we all win! #family1st.”
While the entrepreneur was happy to attend her ex-husband’s big night, she joked that she’s a little less excited about the prospect of him taking her on. RHOBA. Zampino joined the cast as a friend for Season 12, which premiered in May.
“I don’t know how I feel about texting Will and Jada saying, ‘I’m about four minutes into the show, can you watch the whole 44?'” she joked Monday, adding that she hopes it will. duo is not a viewer. “I don’t feel called to do that.”
When host David Yontef theorized that the Philadelphia native and the Girls trip star probably doesn’t even know the difference between Dorit Kemsley and Sutton Stracke, Zampino noted that stranger things have happened. “That could be a secret obsession,” she joked. “You never know!”