Will Smith Squashes Beef with OG Aunt Viv at ‘Fresh Prince’ Reunion
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Will Smith and Janet Hubert are letting bygones be bygones.

Thursday on Instagram, the actor posted photos from the upcoming "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion special, which was shot that day and will premiere sometime around Thanksgiving on HBO Max.

In the first pic, the 51-year-old says cheese with his former castmates, including Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian Banks), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz) as they celebrate the iconic show’s 30-year anniversary.

James Avery, who played Phillip “Uncle Phil” Banks, sadly passed away in 2013.

In the second snap, Will is seated across from Hubert, who played Aunt Vivian until she was replaced by Reid in 1993.

As seen from their smiles, it appears the two actors have squashed their highly publicized feud.

In her 2009 memoir, “Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom,” Hubert claimed that Smith requested her firing, thus "ruining" her entire career.

Years later, in 2011, Hubert told TMZ, "There will never be a reunion ... as I will never do anything with an ------- like Will Smith."

"He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up,” she told the outlet at the time. “This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn't know the word."

In 1993, Smith gave an interview to an Atlanta radio station in which he suggested that Hubert’s attitude was what led to her termination.

"I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be ‘The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show’ because I know she is going to dog me in the press,” he was quoted saying via "E! News." “She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She's mad now, but she's been mad all along. She said once, ‘I've been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.' No matter what, to her I'm just the Antichrist."

Fast-forward to 2016, when Hubert appeared on “The Real.” There, she asserted that she was “professional” and “never difficult” on set.

“I think Will simply needed to win, and I think sometimes when you get caught up in a lie, and those things never happened... [I] never left the set, we got along great,” she said. “I think he was young, and was inexperienced, and he simply needed to win.”

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” debuted in September 1990 and ran for six seasons, until May 1996.


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