Alfonso Ribeiro Weds, Jordin Sparks Talks Marriage

Alfonso Ribeiro Weds, Jordin Sparks Talks Marriage

Will Smith attends Fresh Prince co-star’s nuptials, plus Sparks and Jason Derulo plan to make it official.

Published October 15, 2012

Spring is not the only marrying season. This fall has put marriage on the minds of a few celebs in Hollywood.

Alfonso Ribeiro wed his sweetheart Angela Unkrich in Los Angeles this past Saturday according to US Weekly.

The 41-year-old actor’s wedding ceremony was attended by his Fresh Prince co-stars, including groomsman Will Smith. Other members of the wedding party included Joey Fatone and David Justice.

Ribeiro’s 31-year old wife took to Twitter immediately after the nuptials to share the news. “Just married the man of dreams today…happiest day of my life,” Unkrich tweeted. And life was just as good on Sunday for the newlywed, who added, “1st morning waking up as Mrs. Ribeiro = AMAZING !!! So happy and blessed!”

Wonder if Ribeiro did the Carlton dance at the reception?

Meanwhile, Jordin Sparks is also putting matrimony vibes in the air. The Sparkle star told US Weekly that she and R&B star boyfriend Jason Derulo are discussing a permanent collaboration: marriage.

Sparks says the couple’s priorities changed after they got through some difficult events over the past year.

“It’s not a conversation that we’re scared about. Before we both went through tragedies this year — he broke his neck and then Whitney [Houston] passed — so before it might have been a little too crazy,” Sparks told US Weekly. “You really see the people you love and you go, I don’t want to lose you. So, it’s a conversation we have, but we’re not in a rush.”

The young couple put things in perspective after Derulo fractured his neck while practicing choreography for his tour. The R&B singer missed a landing, fell and doctors reportedly told him he could have been paralyzed. Sparks was also hit hard by the death and loss of her big screen mom, Sparkle co-star and career inspiration Whitney Houston, who passed in February at the age of 48.

The official partnering of this duo could create a new power couple in the making. Here’s hoping these adorable two make it to the altar. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Clarissa Simpson


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