Carlton is married!
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s” uptight cousin, actor Alfonso Ribeiro –has tied the knot. According to “People Magazine” Saturday, the actor wed fiancée Angela Unkrich in California this past Saturday.
The duo made it official in front of 175 family and friends including singer Joey Fatone, actor Ricky Schroder and, of course, Alfonso’s 9-year-old daughter Sienna.
Ribeiro tweeted on Sunday, “Last night I got married to the most incredible woman in the world.”
Unkrich adds, “1st morning waking up as Mrs. Ribeiro = AMAZING!!! So happy and blessed!”
The wedding was planned by Michael Russo and the 31-year-old bride stunned in a strapless Rivini gown.
The couple announced their engagement via Twitter yet were more discreet on the big day, with Angela simply tweeting: “I can’t wait to see this man today…” along with a black and white photo of the couple.
Once married to Robin Stapler, with whom gave birth to his 9-year-old daughter, Sienna, Ribeiro decided to give marriage another try. The actor and 31-year- old Unkrich were engaged in July of this year.
Just like his tweet Sunday, the day after his engagement in July, Ribeiro tweeted, “I got engaged last night to Angela on Lake Tahoe surrounded by our dear friends and my daughter; greatest day of my life.”
The two had been living it up in Tahoe all week, as Alfonso tweeted this before his engagement: “Hey everybody. I got engaged tonight to @angiesue224. Greatest day of my life. @23davidjustice and Vince Coleman to enjoy it with us.”
The Bronx-born Ribeiro hit the big time as a child star in the ’80s, dancing in a Pepsi commercial with Michael Jackson and playing Rick Schroder’s sidekick on the sitcom Silver Spoons from 1984 to 1987.
He went on to play spoiled Carlton Banks opposite Smith on Fresh Prince, and the character’s awkward “Carlton dance” to the Tom Jones hit “It’s Not Unusual” became a Gen Y favorite. He later performed his moves in an L.A. flash mob that became a YouTube sensation.
Since starring as Will Smith’s uptight, spoiled cousin on the NBC sitcom, Ribeiro competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2007 and directs TV shows like Meet the Browns and Are We There Yet? He most recently reprised the Carlton character on Big Time Rush.
In recent months, Carlton caused quite a rousing stir in the social media with his character’s dorky “Carlton dance” moves to the Tom Jones hit “It’s Not Unusual.” Hundreds of people rushed in and joined in on the Tom Jonesness, and it was awesome display.
It all went down at the Universal Studios Citywalk in Hollywood — where the former “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star was leading a group that tried to break the record for the most people in North America flash mobbing at the same time. Similar groups performed at the exact same time all over the country.
With dance move like that one has to wonder why he couldn’t get a date on the Fresh Prince show. Nobody is wonder anymore about Ribeiro’s love life anymore, as it appears that the actor is off to living happily-ever-after in his second marriage.
Congratulations Carlton, excuse me, I mean Alfonso.
Contributor D. Chandler