A source tells PEOPLE that Rock, 57, had “moved on” after the incident before Smith, 53, issued his first on-camera apology on Friday since the awards show in March.
“Chris doesn’t need to talk. This is clearly something that bothers Will more than Chris,” the insider said of the couple. “Will needs to sort out his issues. Chris is fine.”
Another industry source adds that it’s a positive sign that the comedian is already shedding light on the incident in his stand-up.
“The fact that he’s already making jokes about it is a good thing,” the source said. “That means he values her. But the stress of the slap and the consequences didn’t take over his life. Quite the contrary.”
Will Smith/Youtube; MediaPunch/Shutterstock Will Smith; Chris Rock
In the clip, the King Richard The actor said, in part, “I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Smith also claimed to have received a message that Rock was “not ready to talk” and would “reach out” when he was.
Reps for Rock did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment on Smith’s video from Friday.
“Everybody’s trying to be a fucking victim,” Rock said. “If everyone pretends to be a victim, then no one will hear from the real victims. Even me, I get slapped by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I have children.” (Rock’s reference to Smith as “Suge Smith” seemed like a play on the name of the currently imprisoned Death Row Records CEO, Suge Knight.)
“Anyone who says words hurt has ever been punched in the face,” Rock added when stopping his Ego Death World Tour.
Rock is gearing up for the fall release of his new movie amsterdam, in which he co-starred with Christian Bale and Margot Robbie. He is also currently dating Lake Bell, who he has been seen with visit Croatia.
Getty (2) Chris Rock (L); Will Smith
At the March 27 ceremony, ahead of his Best Actor win, Smith took the stage and slapped Rock in the face after he challenged a joke about his wife. Jada Pinkett Smithhas a shaved head. (Jada, 50, lives with alopecia.)
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“I was out of place and I was wrong,” he added. “I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”