Jada Pinkett Smith, left stepped out with her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones in New York City, after revealing that she once dated Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro. But he denies ever dating his co-star.

Alfonso, who is a happily married father of 2 boys, shut down Jada's claim that he and Jada dated before she married his Fresh Prince co-star Will Smith.

"I actually think I dated Alfonso," Jada recalled during an episode of her Red Table Talk Facebook web series. "And he, like, took you on a motorcycle or something?" Will asked his wife.

"I think so," Jada replied. "My memory is... I've dated a lot of people. But we went on one date."

But when Alfonso saw the video clip circulating on social media, he quickly responded, saying the date never happened.

"Sorry Jada. Your memory is a little off," he tweeted. "We went to lunch with your family when we both guest starred on A Different World the year before you became a regular."

After seeing his tweet, Jada replied, "my fault Alf [sic], I thought it was a date."

During the same episode of Red Table Talk, Will revealed he actually asked Alfonso to set him up on a date with Jada after seeing her on A Different World. But, as fate would have it, he ended up meeting his first wife, Sheree Zampino, who bore him a son, Trey Smith, before their divorce in 1995.

Trey is pictured far left in this family portrait.

Will eventually hooked up with Jada and the two married. Jada recalled that she cried all the way down the aisle to the alter. She bore Will 2 more children, son Jaden and daughter Willow.

Nowadays Jada refuses to refer to Will as her husband. She prefers instead to use the term "life partner".

Photos by Spartano / BACKGRID, Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

  • Reenaface

    I thought they made an odd pairing.

  • SweetTEE

    Jada girl, you were something bad in your day-but I highly doubt Alfonso ever desired black girl yams..

  • hi-liter

    Damn when Carlton curves ya azz ??????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Alfonso hurried up and let it be known... (he didn't want Mrs. Becky Ribiero to think he had EVER liked a negress) TUH!

  • ImWoke

    So is a life partner the same as an ex-husband?

  • Ghost

    LMAO....TRUTH!

  • imright

    those are some tuff shades Ms Pinkett Smith has on !!! ???

  • Fodderwing

    Jada, Jada, Jada...smdh! Stop putting all your business out there! Keep it classy...keep it to yourself. All this airing of ur dirty laundry is not helping your image. At all.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    1.) Was he married at the time or something? Trying to figure out why he responded.

    2.) So I saw a clip from the show she has and Will was saying that he was in love with her when he was married to his wife. Apparently they hung out with each other during his marriage. But, she wanted to make sure it was clear they did not have an affair. Bish... the hell you didn't. Emotional affairs are worse to me.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ...sings along.... LOL!!!!!!!!

  • Fodderwing

    Right! Miss me with this mid life crisis already.

  • Faithz

    Beautiful Women!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    The Smith family especially JADA(whom was an absolute pleasure to work with) could NEVER do no wrong in my eyes.

    Men & Women look at things differently. So Jada could have well thought it was a date.

    Btw The Smiths have EVERY right to discuss what they want! Peeps are ALWAYS prejudging them in EVERY WAY & i'm SICK of it.

  • Victorious82

    Jada’s mom is looking a bit fresher and natural than her daughter. Jada needs to stop with the little procedures. Her face is pulled too tight.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dannnng he responded with a quickness. He and Will are still kewl,therefore he had to clarify shidt asapidy.

  • Bashi22

    Jada mother is beautiful

  • Alextra Ballard

    Emotional affairs can run deep. They run deeper than some physical ones. I've been there

  • dru and neil

    I’m all for their life partnership instead of husband and wife. Something is very fresh about it. They are together always, but never suffocating each other.

  • Li-Wright

    Why is this important?

  • Fodderwing

    Slow news day
    ?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Mama betta come mf through!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Ok the real drip ?

  • Nikki

    Jada’s mom...I pray I age as well as she has...she’s so youthful.

  • bemetoo

    mama looking younger than daughter

  • Alextra Ballard

    So even though you maybe divorce,your ex is still your life potna. How does that work? Ion wanna date no man who has a life potna.

  • We Can Do This

    But it's attracting viewers to her web series.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I grew up in the San Fernando Valley (LA suburb) where Alfonso was popular pre-FP due to starring in that Pepsi commercial w/Michael Jackson. He has been President of the Blonde Becky Fanclub since puberty. That mofo ain't NEVER looked twice at the sistas. No shade to Jada - he was just probably trying to avoid a Tiger Woods type beatdown at home.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    LMAOOOOOOO! Exactly!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol@Tiger Wood beatdown

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lmaoo, he at home like no baby, i'ss a been a kuun allls'sss my life

  • Soda

    That is not Greg Brady.

  • Soda

    Get over yourself and The Smiths. If Jada thinks her life is so exciting then she should write a book, although this little tidbit shows that her memory not be that accurate so it may end up in the fiction section.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I'm ready for them to stfu about this old s***. Like who is asking them to keep living back in 1993? Give it a rest already! Why are you out there digging up all of these holes in your yard? It makes zero sense. Fix It Jesus! Or Xenu in their Scientologist strange case

  • FukkFolks2018

    I remember Alfonso from the 80s sitcom Silver Spoons

  • Anonymouse

    lol @ fiction section

  • leapyearpisces

    LMAO!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dass Jada as usual,runnin that trap of hers

  • FukkFolks2018

    I am actually not prejudging. I am post judging

  • Fodderwing

    Thirst trapping hard!

  • KcoolMuziq

    ?
    Obviously U think it’s exciting or U wouldn’t be here commenting about it yourself.

  • Soda

    Yeah, look at all these comments of admiration for Exciting Jada.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Exciting or not... All of these years to be so private and to go to Great Lengths about your privacy why now? Why are they doing this? Nobody cares. And I think that it's wrong for them to keep bringing up other people's names in their mess. Only reason folks giving them major side eye

  • leapyearpisces

    All I know is, if this is what reformed crackhead life looks like, (Jada''s mom). I need to go find me a rock and a pipe RAT now because that heffa looks like all she has EVER put in her body is water and fresh picked berries.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Exciting Jada is getting the side-eye and is getting ridiculed not just in this comment section... all over the internet

  • Soda

    I believe it!

  • Ang

    That’s a really weird thing for Jada to say and totally unnecessary. She’s talking too much lately and doesn’t have anything to say. If she was dating so much, why is her husband’s former co-star the only person she can think of and she can’t even remember if they went on a date? I don’t blame Alfonso for correcting that because he would be getting asked about dating Will’s girl before him forever and that’s not right. Jada was wrong for bringing other people into her thirsty acts for attention.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hollering!!!???

  • Alextra Ballard

    She's been clean for 20yrs. Chiile she cleaned up well

  • Ang

    Jada is looking desperate for attention lately. It makes me think Will isn’t giving her enough attention at home. I think their relationship is mostly for appearances these days.

  • Ang

    He responded because if he hadn’t he’d be gettin asked about it left and right. TMZ would be tracking him down to ask him about dating Jada before Will. He put a stop to the questions so he doesn’t have to refute it later. If he didn’t respond there would be people saying it must be true since he didn’t say anything at the time.

  • JustB

    As a married women I find it strange that she is always reminiscing on her past relationships out loud

  • WhoKnew

    If anyone would know if they dated it would be Alfonso. And what's interesting is that I saw an interview that Will did last month in which he said that Alfonso is actually one of his best friends so if your best friend is putting your "maybe" wife on blast as a liar then I'd say Jada is probably lying. She also said that Will has never cheated on her. Umm, right. Jada. I know y'all said early on that y'all had an open marriage. She got to date all the women she wanted and he got to date all the mense he wanted. But then they tried to walk it back like "what open marriage? we're committed to each other only" Ummm huh and I bought the winning Mega ticket last night if you believe that. But she's trynna promote her sausage, egg and bacon table joint so she has to tell a rack of lies to generate attention.

  • pecancandy

    Say it all the time Jada just likes to hear herself talk.

  • ImWoke

    I have no clue how that BS works, that’s why I asked you all the question. ?

  • WhoKnew

    I think Will and Jada have been done a long time ago but they still have a connection because of their kids or they are still practicing that so-called open marriage they talked about having years ago.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Forgive me but uhhruh she ain't the right skin umm tone. But emm if they did girl be quiet.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I said this up top ???

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Yesssssss. He was a local starrah with the Beckys because he was on that show w/Ricky Schroeder. LOL
    Had a red trans am in HS and was always corny as a mofo to the rest of us.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    New post on a deadbeat

  • Abel Ervin

    Jada looks halfdead

  • Alextra Ballard

    So he nor Tiger Woo never dated black wimmen

  • the chosen one

    Girl, I was this,king the same thing. Too negro for him.

  • the chosen one

    Exactly. Something isn't right.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol Carlton was knat a act

  • Alextra Ballard

    Some men who have a prollum with that

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Lmao

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • KcoolMuziq

    LIES!
    Her show Red Table is the HiGHEST rated show on Facebook.was QUICKLY renewed for a second season. They can’t get enough of her and her famous talented family. The press can’t get enough of it. STOP HATING!

  • Michelle Peele

    Lol!!! Them berries from Zamunda that Prince Akeem (I think that was his name) used to grow his hair. #ComingToAmerica

  • KcoolMuziq

    Only desperate to get to the bank and deposit another check from another successful project.

  • Soda

    How are shows rated on Facebook, does someone count the number of 'likes'?

  • Ang

    That actually has nothing to do with my comment or what Jada is doing here. You don’t have to go to such great lengths to defend something that doesn’t need defending.

  • Coy little wink

    Jada...did you smash the homie Tupac????

  • Coy little wink

    Girrrll...my ex still talking about 1998

    let it gooo....let it goooo!

  • KcoolMuziq

    A view is counted when a video is watched for 3 seconds or more.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yew kno she did

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lamooo right on point with this gif

  • Soda

    Thank you.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Wouldn’t have known if jada didn’t say

  • Logan Roberts

    Jada, TI, Kanye, Retardi B, Trump, Meghan Kelly, Kardashians & Tokyo Toni all need to be zoomed out to Mars some damn where.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ?

  • Solstice

    LOLOLOL! I’m heading over there next ???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile, Meghan Kelly with those fake tears and fake apology. Girrrl
    Gon Somewhur!!!

  • Solstice

    Right!! I just find her strange…I can’t quite put my finger on it but something is off about her. IMO ?

  • Solstice

    Right!! I just find her strange…I can’t quite put my finger on it but something is off about her. IMO ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol ???

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Jennifer

    Jada looks like she should be sitting on Willie Tyler's lap telling wisecracks! Tell me I'm lying! ?

  • Coy little wink

    I been said she looks like madame the puppet from solid gold...

  • Coffee1st

    Very, very off.
    Can't put my finger on it neither...maybe it's not meant for me to...that d**n Hollywood ain't no joke!!

  • Coffee1st

    I understand it's very easy to become immersed in entertainment. But it seems like this thing had become cult-like in this country. Why are we so mesmerized with the lives of other ppl....our own lives should preoccupy the majority of our thoughts and time.
    Escapism maybe??????

  • Rayne

    In ever cared for fonzo after that lil video of him singing about he doesn’t date black women and whit women yada yada yada?? even when his lil game show comes on I turn the channel ??

  • Ni Ni

    I don't blame Alfonso for clearing that up if it wasnt true. I always say people who talk a lot are liars---> Jada.

  • Ni Ni

    Whattt?!?

  • Coffee1st

    He made a song out of it????
    ??

  • Li-Wright

    I know one thing, Jada and her mom are foxes!!!! and I'm a woman.

  • Karen Brady

    Always has

  • gail jones

    Damn sho DO!

  • Rayne

    He was rapping on stage with somebody saying it. Google or you tube it. It’s still out there.

  • Rayne

    Look it up.

  • gail jones

    A bulldagga

  • gail jones

    She stated on Raq's Rants that she was resentful for having to raise kids instead of pursuing her career full force.

  • We Can Do This

    We are under the spell of capitalism and naturally become competitive with others.

    It's dog eats dog. It seems like competition drives our creativity.

    This is one reason why they say black folks are always trying to be EXTRA!

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Did int Tiger date Tyra Banks on the low low?

  • Faux Gibbler

    I have no respect for Jada. She only gets involved in social issues like when her husband “life partner” wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for his role in a move (I forget the damn movie that’s how bad he was)

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL how can going out to lunch be confused with a date LMAO

  • Faux Gibbler

    Jada looks like she overdosed on Botox and fillers

  • Faux Gibbler

    Did Megyn pretend to cry?

  • leapyearpisces

    Had that head shoninh. LOL.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I agree, and I love me some Jada and Will!

    Their kids speaks volumes about them, IMO! I never thought they were so materialistic (money-hungry), Jada's conceit when she was younger, consumed with their status even today, as they've been admitting and demonstrating!

    Their kids basically do very little nowadays, and keep a much lower profile, and good for them.

    They [Willow and Jaden] seem much happier after their emancipation!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I hand it to Jada for creating her series, her own property on her terms! It will open the door for others, and having an A-lister Hollywood husband to drop by is really cool!

    But, these are just regular people who get to do extraordinary things, but it doesn't necessarily make them healthy or happy, a job we all have to work at!

    Jada should be mindful of the fodder and name-dropping she does because this wasn't a good look for her!

  • TrollingStoned

    Welp. He cleared that up quick ? even though I know he doesn’t like black women so in his mind it probably was just a date they did unknowingly make him come off as the guy that took a woman on a date then passed her to his friend (who turned out to be the bigger and better looking star lol)

  • the guest

    Alfonso is not ever claiming interest in a black woman, not even Jada Pinkett. I saw this as they were all part of the small circle of young black Hollywood sitcom stars back in the day. Typically you date and marry in your circle.

    Black men who don't like black women are uncomfortable with attraction and flirtation with a black woman. They may go on a date with a black woman to prove they're not racist. I could see Jada flirting with Alfonso to challenge his preference for white girls. So they probably went on a respectful lunch date with Jada and her family. I don't think Jada's lying. I think she was low key mocking that Alfonso doesn't like black women.

    Alfonso was the only black guy in the white teen mags. While Janet, Will, Jada, Todd, Gary, Kim, even Lisa (Bonet) were all in the black teen mags. Alfonso has been made it clear from the start he's not associating with blackness beyond being Will Smith's friend and dancing in MJ's video when he was a kid.

    Then Jada had a real relationship with and married Will who was far more successful and famous than Alfonso and Will does like black women dark (Naomi) and light (Tyra) and mixed (his first wife) women.

  • the guest

    When I grow up to my senior years want to be Jada Pinkett's mom. She needs to start a skincare, anti aging, wellness line. She'd be on top of the Forbes list.

  • the guest

    To some people going to lunch with a person and their family, chaperoned, or in a group of friends is a date.

  • the guest

    He has straight up said he's not black and he's always been clear about only dating white girls. But he doesn't see it as interracial because he doesn't see himself as black. He's low key racist. Jada's not lying. They went on a date. Jada was low key blasting that he went on a date with her a black girl. Alfonso won't even claim going out to lunch with a black girl.

  • Kay J

    ??

  • Yoni7

    CAYOOOOOTTT outfit, Jada! *clap clap bravo*

  • Yoni7

    They are gorg!

  • Yoni7

    I bet she doesn't eat meat. I bet my lights on it!

  • Yoni7

    LMAO

  • SpillyNillie

    Jada talks too damn much...tis all

  • Society Has Changed

    I didn’t come here for Carlton because I don’t care! Jada and her mom always slay it looking so classy! Beautiful women right there!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Several good points here.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I think I would have kept this story to myself.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    God has shown her mercy and favor. From d3ath's door to a serious comeback!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Jada is such an idiot. Guess she was so drugged up, she can’t remember much. She’s still a terrible parent.

  • HelloToni

    What's the big deal. She thought it was a date and to he didn't. I love that she doesn't take her self to seriously . A woman with low self-esteem would have been embarrassed by his comments. She blew it off and laughed at herself.

  • HelloToni

    Good point!

  • HelloToni

    Ummm..I've gone on lunch dates and I consider them dates. If he paid I would consider it a date. I would not say we are dating but for kicks why not call it a date. When someone denied it was a date then I will stand corrected.

  • HelloToni

    Right!

  • HelloToni

    He had a video about not dating black women???!!

  • ViolettaBliss

    I knew Jada was just making stuff up for this show! How could she think it was a date if they were out for lunch with her family? People that talk so much and have so many stories just like the sound of there own voice and will exaggerate the truth and lie to keep the attention focused on themselves.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    WOW...I've never seen That video... is Alf Black?..is his Mother Black?

  • Wayup!

    Really tho...??

  • Dowoop

    I want to give up meat but its been a challenge.

  • Dowoop

    You have never been on a lunch date?

  • Dowoop

    I never cared enough for him to even know such a video exists

  • Dowoop

    To them their open marriage is not cheating.

  • Yoni7

    Have you tried the Beyond Meat burger? Man lissen?

  • Toni Madison

    She might of considered it a date back then.

  • LYRICS

    THANK U!!! TALM'BOUT ALFONZO, BUT NOT ONCE WILL SHE OWN UP TO THE MAN WHO ADORED HER!! She did, WE KNOW IT, B/C if I was close to PAC...….MY, MY, MYYYYYYY,MMMMMMMMMMMYMYMYMY! LORD TAKE ME TO HIM NOW!! JESUS! HOLY GHOST MOVING ME RIGHT NOW!! CHCHAUSHHSZUMBA!! AMEN!!!

  • pika12

    Or maybe she just has a faulty memory. Personally my memory of some events, occasions, time periods is very fuzzy and spotty. Maybe she only remembered certain aspects of that incident. Your memory can also easily play tricks on you to the point that you can easily completely misrepresent an event by accident. Especially something like this that would have had very little impact on her life. I think you're being too hard on her on this one. As a 40 something year old who has lived long enough to forget a lot of stuff, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.

  • Guest

    I'm sure genes play a big part that is why I never understood why Jada messed with her face at all.

  • ViolettaBliss

    I'm the same age and my memory is in tact must be the Ginko Biloba....

  • Sdot33

    Jada is pass thru. NEXT

  • pika12

    Easily, it was decades and two kids ago. She probably just had a fuzzy memory about what happened that day.

  • pika12

    Everyone is different, if you have an excellent memory that's great. But I don't think it's fair to hold everyone to that standard. For me, I think my limited memory is part hereditary and partly caused by the stressful things that I've lived through. Either way, she's describing an insignificant event from her past and she's done a lot of living since then, including having two kids. I can understand the possibility of the average person in her shoes having a fuzzy memory about such an incident.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Jada looks older than her mom here. YIKES!!!

  • Sassie

    Jada didn't need those cheek implants, but she's still cute....as for the date thing, maybe she DID think she was dating Carlton at that time, but evidently he saw it differently.

  • Sassie

    U got me cracking up, but I feel you. Trust me, I FEEL you!!

  • ShWa

    They def had a date or something why would she lie about that something happened....

  • Ang

    I think most people would have. Or she could have told the story differently. She could have just said that Alfonso is a good friend of the family because he and Will are close from the show and she met him on A Different World.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Yup, that's how I see it.. Glad she's not so hard on herself.

  • Applebootay

    I hate the internet, messy azz media...nothing about her comment made me think they "DATED" and I watched the entire conversation...going out together one time does not qualify as dating...sometimes I wish I was stupid so I could be entertained by this BS.its really starting to piss me off... it's getting to a point where I feel I need to go on a social media cleanse for about a month...

  • Applebootay

    Gurl....Jada is my age and LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING...I forget everyday why I walked into a room...no rushed...then get there ....LIKE WTF...I only got 2 kids and I be like ...HEY YOU! ...45 years and if you dated a lot...yes its very easy....PUHLEASE...plus she didn't apply that they dated more like they went out once...and given the context in which she said it, nothing would make a person of basic intelligence get that she was saying more...lemme log off..

  • Applebootay

    I'm the same age and my memory is GONE...EYEZ smoked a lotta reffa in my life and its catching up to me...and her too.

  • ViolettaBliss

    Then you should definitely buy some Ginko Biloba it will clear up you back up!

  • ViolettaBliss

    I'm not tripping on what she said just stating the obvious she's embellishing and making things up. I'm not judging her most celebs go that route I would imagine after you've talked about yourself over and over eventually you just make stuff up.

  • Applebum

    I feel the same way. It gets to a point where you start to hate these phony celebs because they and the media always wants to insult your intelligence. They want everyone to be as gullible as their fans. I don’t follow any celebs on social media. I’m not a fan of anyone but God.

  • Applebum

    How embarrassing. He didn’t want people to believe that lie. You’re not that special Jada and be didn’t want no parts of your headline attention grabbing.

  • Rayne

    Somebody in his family is but I bet he identifies as dark white ????

  • Jennifer

    ?

  • Jennifer

    ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yes, I know. I didn't title the video.

  • YellowSauce

    I usually don't like to judge peoples surgeries but hers huts my feelings lol ... and this red table mess has really changed my perception of her ...sometimes its best not to know your faves because it changes your love for them ... TMI ... I'm Good

  • pecancandy

    Could see my high school boyfriend today, and he will say how I left him and got another man when I went to college. IN 1991!

  • Coy little wink

    ? girrrll the 90s I was a BEAST... several ninjas I left back then are stuck

  • Fat

    Have to try it. My memory foggy as well. loll

  • ViolettaBliss

    You should it really works!

  • Fodderwing

    I have been thinking the same thing! It’s like sitting at a wedding listening to the longest speech about how great the couple is together...but the opposite. Just say you are getting divorced already! We are cool with it!

  • Kimocha

    When your momma looks just as young as you because you f@cked your face with plastic surgery!... Smdh

  • TexasMocha

    That mama bet not be 65. That chick got it going on