Third Child on the Way for Alfonso Ribeiro

10/28/2014 at 08:45 AM ET

Alfonso Ribeiro Expecting Third Child
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Alfonso Ribeiro made a surprise move Monday on Dancing with the Stars — but it didn’t involve an encore performance of The Carlton.

The former star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air announced that he and his wife Angela Unkrich are expecting their second child together in the spring.

The actor, 43, made the announcement after earning 36 out of a possible 40 points for a rumba he performed with partner Witney Carson.

“My son’s first birthday is today,” Ribeiro said of 1-year-old Alfonso Lincoln, who was in the audience with Unkrich. “As a wonderful present, my wife and I decided to get him a brother or sister. We’re having a baby!”

Ribeiro, who also exchanged a few jokes with host Tom Bergeron about recovering from last week’s groin injury, explained why he shared the good news on the ABC show.

“I wanted to announce it here,” he told co-host Erin Andrews. “I wanted to say thank you to all the fans and to say I love my wife.”

Ribeiro is also dad to 12-year-old daughter Sienna with ex-wife Robin Stapler.

Today was my son AJ's 1st birthday. Such a proud papa. So happy to have an awesome little guy.

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Cricket2.0 on

2 under 2 is a good time. You don’t sleep, ever, but they’re such fun. Congratulations to them.

April on


LaVonda on

Now that is a great announcement. That is the way it should be. He should speak to all the rappers out there that think that running around and having babies all over the place is not cool. Find a good woman settle down & get married. Alphonso is a great dancer. I also like Tommy too. Good luck too them all.


Love, love, love him and he is such a talented dancer!

Katie on

Great news – congrats. Two is good – getting to an age when you’ll be too old to be having babies who will be graduating high school when you’re in your 60’s. Hope he stays healthy and the babes have their dad to raise them.

mark on

Congrats Alfonso aka Carlton from Fresh Prince.

DJ on

I love him!! ❤️ he’s a great dancer too! Congrats & I agree to the ones commenting about these rappers running around with kids everywhere. This man is showing us he’s a family man! I had twins & you may never get sleep & my other 3 kids are only 21 months apart…but having kids so close together is a true joy…I’m dealing now as an empty nester. Cherish your time Alfonso, it goes so fast!!! Congrats again

lee on

I love the fact that he announced it on air, His baby boy is really cute and, I’m sure the new baby will be just as cute, his wife is beautiful and, he’s a good looking man who is aging very well!

Zana on

Cornball brother

Rose on

Congrats to Alfonso on the new addition.

lovely123 on

After having our first two kids 11 months apart, I was very glad we waited four years for our third!

TriniKing on

Congrats to the family.