Whaaat?! Will Smith Reunites With “Original Aunt Viv” Janet Hubert For ‘Fresh Prince’ TV Special

Published: Thursday 10th Sep 2020 by Rashad

Fans of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ know Janet Hubert – the actress who plays the original ‘Aunt Vivian’ – has long condemned the show and its producers for her alleged mistreatment during her tenure on the groundbreaking series.

Noticeably absent from the cast’s 2017 reunion (click here to watch), her longtime bad-mouthing of the sitcom and its main star, Will Smith, led people to believe she would not participate in its forthcoming 30th anniversary reunion special set for HBO Max.

So, imagine everyone’s surprise when Smith took to Instagram Thursday (September 10) to share a photo of the two engaged in what looked like a pleasant conversation.

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Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax! RIP James. #FreshPrince30th

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Uploaded Thursday (September 10), Smith captioned the snap:

“Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax! RIP James. #FreshPrince30th.”

In the photo before the Hubert snap, Smith is joined by Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv #2), Karyn Parsons (Hillary Banks), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks), DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz), Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey the Butler).

HBO Max will reunite the stars of the hit sitcom in commemoration of its 30th anniversary.  Anchored by Smith, the NBC show launched in September 10, 1990 and wrapped in 1996 after six hugely successful seasons.

The reunion special, which is being taped September 10, 2020, will premiere on the streamer at Thanksgiving.  Click here to read more.

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  1. STERLING INFINITY September 10, 2020

    Yes!

  2. Oh plz September 10, 2020

    Now THIS made me smile. 👍🏽😊

  3. Fancy BISH September 10, 2020

    Yaaaaaaas Aunt Viv 🥰 Now I’m excited! #JanetH

    • Fancy BISH September 11, 2020

      No flavor

      • Fancy BISH September 11, 2020

        Aunt Viv has more flavor in her PINKY TOE than you will EVER have Clarkson 🤣 Imposter, you’re so obsessed with me that you directly reply to me AS me…the drags write themselves hunnie 🤳🏽Like I said, get in that CURL 🤣

  4. DeanD September 10, 2020

    About time! Time to let go of the past.

  5. Chilepleassee September 10, 2020

    That check was too good chile

    • eric September 10, 2020

      I want to see her reunited with everyone in the same room where she belongs, but the healing that needed to happen between she and Will is more important than anything else.

  6. #WAP September 10, 2020

    Looks like he found himself a new (old) entanglement

  7. Fancy BISH September 10, 2020

    Is anyone else watching Fresh Prince 🤴🏾 on HBO Max this evening? I know I am 🤳🏽Carlton with his cute self lol…I’ll take him upstairs and rock his preppy world after high tea 🤣 ☕️ I just finished watching episode 2 of season 1…on to episode 3! 👀 I can’t believe it’s been exactly 30 years since September 10, 1990! ❤️

    • Fancy BISH September 11, 2020

      Clarkson imposter account detected! 🚨 Seek pure help.

      • Fancy BISH September 11, 2020

        You use my words, you use my retorts! You love my style, my name, MY EVERYTHING 🤳🏽🤳🏽🤳🏽🤳🏽🤳🏽🤳🏽🤳🏽💋 Bye Clarkson Whitaker 😂 Get that help! 🚑

  8. Dani September 10, 2020

    The OG aunt Viv was the best no question. But she held a serious grudge against Will for seemingly no reason. How old was he when The Fresh Prince aired? In his early twenties? I’m sure he was immature and annoying but she acted like he assaulted her or something.

  9. Fancy BISH September 11, 2020

    Clarkson imposter account detected! 🚨 Seek pure help. No flavor.

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