Actor Samuel L. Jackson forced to leave theatre gala early after ”getting into a fight with his wife of 42 years LaTanya Richardson”
According to reports, Samuel L. Jackson, an American actor, and LaTanya Richardson, his wife of 42 years, got into an argument at a theatre gala and Jackson left early even though the couple was being honoured.
At the time of the alleged incident, the famous couple was present at the Theatre Communications Group gala in New York City on Monday night.
Page Six reported that sources said the longtime couple had a “tiff” in the press room before Samuel left early.
However, the star wasn’t supposed to stay for the entire gala at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown, according to the event organizer.
A source told Page Six: ‘They apparently were in a fight when they arrived. They posed for pictures together and then the fight [went on].’
According to a different insider, Samuel and LaTanya had a fight in the press room during which Sam appeared agitated.
It was interesting to note that the source stated that “LaTanya accepted solo” despite the fact that the power couple was being honoured at the event by Vanessa Williams.
The matriarch reportedly told the audience that Samuel had left because of worries about COVID-19, according to Page Six. Additionally, LaTanya is presently directing her husband in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.
A rep for the gala released a statement to Page Six which read: ‘As the top-billed star of The Piano Lesson, Mr Jackson is extraordinarily cautious about the risk of putting the production in jeopardy by exposing himself to COVID-19. Ms Jackson accepted on behalf of both herself and her husband in order to reduce his risk of exposure.
Mr Jackson had only ever planned on doing photos and then leaving, as everyone involved with planning the event knew in advance.
‘It was a magical evening, and they helped raise a record haul of more than $300,000 to support TCG’s mission of creating a more just and equitable theater ecology.’
When they were both in college in 1970, Samuel and LaTanya became friends.
In the end, they got married in 1980, and now they have a 40-year-old independent film and television producer named Zoe Jackson.
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