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Will Smith And Alfonso Ribeiro Reunite On 28th Anniversary Of 'The Fresh Prince'

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Will Smith And Alfonso Ribeiro Reunite On 28th Anniversary Of 'The Fresh Prince'

Good news everyone. After all of these years, Will Smith and Carlton Banks are still the best of friends.


OK, they may have had their differences, but at the end of the day they were thick as thieves, and they still are.

I'm talking - of course - about The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and two of the stars of the popular early 1990s show, Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro.


They've both gone on to have successful careers since the show finished, but it seems as if they still find time to hang out together.

They both shared photos of the two of them having a lovely round of golf, which sounds like a pastime that would be more up Carlton's street than Will's, but whatever.

Will shared the shot of himself point at his vertically challenged friend Alfonso and captioned it: "One of my favorite people on this Whole Damn Rock!!"

Credit: Instagram/Will Smith
Credit: Instagram/Will Smith

How sweet.

Ribeiro also posted the same shot, and said: "Had a great time this morning playing with my boy @willsmith"

The two actually meet up quite a bit, including last year when there was a meet up of most of the cast from The Fresh Prince.

Alongside Will and Carlton, Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) was there, so were Hilary (Karyn Parsons) and Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell).


However, James Avery - who played Uncle Phil - sadly died back in 2013.

Credit: Instagram/ Alfonso Ribeiro
Credit: Instagram/ Alfonso Ribeiro

One person who certainly wasn't there was Janet Hubert-Whitten. She played Will's Aunt Vivian for the first part of the show's run between 1990 - 1996.

However, she had a long-running dispute with Will and left the cast in 1993.


After the 2017 reunion picture, she seemed as if her hard feelings had not softened over the years.

In a Facebook post, she said that 'there will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince', and added that she has 'no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level'.

Strong words.

She also had some particular words for Ribeiro, who she called a 'media hoe' and 'the asswipe for Will'.


Wow, tell us how you really feel, eh?

That said, Will gave her some stick way back in 1993. In a radio interview he said: "I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel Air Show because I know she is going to dog me in the press.

"She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She's mad now but she's been mad all along.

"She said once, 'I've been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show'. No matter what, to her I'm just the Antichrist."

Bloody hell. Well, whilst there may not be a reunion, we at least know that Will and Carlton still get along, and that's enough.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Will Smith

Topics: Instagram, TV and Film, News, US Entertainment, TV, Will Smith

Tom Wood
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