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'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Actor Alfonso Ribeiro Weds

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
October 15, 2012|4:00 pm

Alfonso Ribeiro from the hit television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" has married his girlfriend over the weekend.

The 41-year-old actor is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the series, which starred Will Smith.

Ribeiro married Angela Unkrich, 31, in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to Us Weekly. Cast members from "Fresh Prince" attended the nuptials, including Smith, who served as groomsman alongside N'Sync singer Joey Fatone and baseball player David Justice.

"Just married the man of my dreams today… happiest day of my life," Unkrich posted to her Twitter account following the ceremony.

One day later, the bride added, "1st morning waking up as Mrs. Ribeiro= AMAZING!!! So happy and blessed!"

Ribeiro also took to Twitter with his happiness, writing, "Last night I got married to the most incredible woman in the world @angiesue224."

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The couple announced their engagement in July. Ribeiro was married once before to Robin Stapler, with whom he shares a 9-year-old daughter Sienna.

Native to New York City's Bronx borough, Ribeiro portrayed Carlton on "Fresh Prince" from 1990 to 1996. While he played the cousin to Will Smith's lead character on the show, Ribeiro also directed a few episodes of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." His character's frequent dancing to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" has become well known as "The Carlton Dance."

Ahead of his television role on the favorite series, the actor played a leading role in the Broadway musical "The Tap Dance Kid," and also appeared in a Pepsi commercial that also featured Michael Jackson.

Ribeiro has also served a director of episodes of "Meet the Browns" and "Are We There Yet?"

The actor's fans are wishing he and his bride well on Twitter following the news of his wedding.

"Carlton Banks is off the market," wrote one fan. "Alfonso Ribeiro married."

Nikki posted, "Alfonso [Ribeiro] got married the same day as me!!! I've been married the same amount of time as Carlton Banks!"

"I bet he's doing the Carlton dance right now, haha," posted Love D.

In response to many Twitter users' referral to "The Carlton Dance" from "Fresh Prince," Ribeiro reminded users that his life is separate from his work.

"Sorry everyone. No dance at the wedding," wrote the actor on Monday. "That's the character. Not the man."

 

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