She’s such a good friend. Just one day after learning that former Saints player, Will Smith, had been murdered, Kim Kardashian jetted off to New Orleans to support his wife, her good friend, Racquel, who was also injured in the shooting.
Kim Kardashian, 35, wasted barely any time in getting her priorities straight so she could rush to New Orleans and be with her friend, Racquel Smith, who was injured in the shooting that killed her husband, Will Smith, on April 9. The reality star caught a flight to New Orleans on April 11 so she could be by the family’s side during this devastating time.
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The 35-year-old kept it casual in a pair of ripped black jeans, matching tank top and oversized denim jacket for her flight, and appeared somber as photographers flashed her photograph at LAX. Kim got to know Will and Racquel back when she was dating Reggie Bush, as he also played on the Saints when the late defensive end did.
“My heart breaks for my sweet friend Rockie,” Kim tweeted after learning the tragic news. “I’m deeply saddened by your loss. Sending so many prayers to her & her family! May the Lord surround her & her children with love and protection during this devastating time. Will, you were an angel to your family on earth and you will continue to be in the life after. May God bless you.”
Will and Racquel have two children together, while he also had another daughter from a previous relationship. So sad.
The couple was involved in a small, fender-bender accident on April 9, but things turned violent after Will and the other driver, Cardell Hayes, 28, began having words. Cardell produced a handgun and began shooting at the football star “multiple times,” while Racquel was also on the receiving end of two bullets.
Will was pronounced dead after the shooting, and his wife was rushed to the hospital to get her leg taken care of. Meanwhile, Cardell was booked on charges of second-degree murder on the morning of April 10.
Are you surprised Kim went to New Orleans, HollywoodLifers? Did you know she was so close to Will’s family?