“Sorry Jada. Your memory is a little off,” Ribeiro clarified to his former A Different World costar.
“We went to lunch with your family when we both guest starred on A Different World the year before you became a regular,” the America’s Funniest Home Videos host added.
Pinkett Smith quickly responded to Ribeiro, writing, “My fault Alf… I thought it was a date.”
During Monday’s premiere of her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, the actress told husband Will, daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones about her early outing with Ribeiro. “I think I went on one date together,” she said as Will, 50, added: “And he, like, took you on a motorcycle or something.”
Jada continued, “My memory is: I dated a lot of people, but we went on one date.”
Though Ribeiro kept Pinkett Smith honest about their non-existent date, he did help her meet her future spouse.
“I remember, you were on A Different World, and Alfonso knew everybody,” Will said. “When I saw you on Different World, it was that thing and I don’t know what it is, the bell rings. And I knew that there was something in our energy that would be magic.”
The pair got to know each other while Smith was still married to Sheree Zampino — with whom he shares son Trey, 25 — but both he and Pinkett Smith insist they never cheated. They later married in December 1997, after he split from Zampario, now 50, in late 1995.
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