Will Smith pays sweet tribute to Alfonso Ribeiro
Will Smith has paid tribute to his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Alfonso Ribeiro to mark his 49th birthday.
The pair played cousins Will and Carlton in the hit ’90s sitcom, and it looks like they’re still just as close in real life.
Taking to Instagram, Smith shared an image of the two of them laughing and wrote: “Yo, Alf! Happy Birthday to you my guy. I’ve known you for over 30 birthdays! Through tears and laughter. Through questionable fashion choices and the inevitable glow up.
“Wishing U health & happiness on your next trip around the sun. You are the definition of Ride or Die.”
The image Smith posted appears to have been taken from the upcoming Fresh Prince reunion, which is coming soon to HBO Max in celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary.
In a post earlier this month, Smith shared an image of himself and Ribeiro with original cast members Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv), DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz), Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey).
He captioned the post: “Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax! RIP James.”