"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is thrilled to be a father and even though he already has two children, plans to have at least one more in the future. For him, fatherhood is the role of a lifetime, and one that he cherishes.
"Alfonso Lincoln is an awesome, fun little dude," Ribeiro told People. "But I'm really seeing the difference between 'Daddy's little girl' and 'Mama's little boy.' My son is really attached to his mama, and my daughter was really attached to me. I think that's just the way things go."
Ribeiro is the father of 10-year-old Sienna from a previous relationship, and 5-month-old Alfonso Lincoln, who he has with wife Angela. One thing that Lincoln definitely understands and appreciates his father for, though, is his voice. According to the elder Ribeiro, the baby recognizes his voice.
"He knows my voice," he explained. "If he hears my voice, even if it's on TV, he starts looking around for me. He's a lot of fun."
Being a father has inspired a shift in priorities for Ribeiro, who chooses to spend time with his family and participate in charity work whenever possible. For him, it's about making the world a better place for his children to grow up in.
"My children are fortunate not to grow up underprivileged, but millions of other kids don't know what that's like," Ribeiro said. "I want to help as many of them as I can. Any time I can lend my name to a charity that benefits children, I try to do it. It's a good way to be an example to my own kids."
"I'm not done having kids," Ribeiro added. "My wife and I have been talking about having one more. That needs to happen in the very near future. I don't want to be 75 years old when my kid graduates from college, so I'm going to have to get on this really soon. My wife wants to have a girl next, so we will go for the girl next – but you never know. We will be happy with whatever happens."