Will Smith Tears Up Ending 'Fresh Prince' Feud w/ Janet Hubert

Will Smith and Janet Hubert have finally put their differences aside! The former co-stars sat down together for the first time in 27 years during "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reunion special on HBO Max to discuss the actress' contentious exit from the sitcom nearly three decades earlier. Hubert originally played Aunt Viv for three seasons of the show. She left in 1993 citing "creative differences" and was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid. The casting shakeup sparked an ongoing feud between Smith and Hubert, which has continued in the public eye - until now!
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Will Smith Tears Up Ending 'Fresh Prince' Feud w/ Janet Hubert


  1. Vaughn McDowell

    Vaughn McDowell

    41 minuut geleden

    Wow!!!... man Awesome 👌👍

  2. That T-shirt Guy

    That T-shirt Guy

    42 minuten geleden

    Janet gave Will the type of Hug a mother gives to her son after not seeing him for a long time.

  3. TaNitra Robinson

    TaNitra Robinson

    48 minuten geleden

    She simply stands for something. She has standards and expectations that he couldn't meet as a young man who lacked wisdom at that time....Typical deflection method make the other person feel & think like they're wrong or " difficult" because you lack emotional intelligence and maturity. Glad to see both of them right their wrongs.

  4. Kevin Lowe

    Kevin Lowe

    Uur geleden


  5. Kevin Lowe

    Kevin Lowe

    Uur geleden

    Wil is a fuckin superhero. ...bless you for righting that wrong that was done to aunt viv

  6. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo

    Uur geleden

    I'm sorry...i think it's fake

  7. Mynamenotjeff22


    Uur geleden

    Idk why the person speaking is talking too damn slow lawd

  8. LaBella Dawna

    LaBella Dawna

    Uur geleden

    Closure and forgiveness is good for the soul.

  9. tribex


    Uur geleden

    Am I the only one who thinks she took her personal problems to set costing her the job and future jobs but 30 years later still thinks Will is 100% to blame? I get he has some blame to take for not being more understanding but all of it??

  10. Tanyeno Michelle

    Tanyeno Michelle

    Uur geleden

    Her genes. Wow, she is so beautiful. How do people age this good?!?!? Anyway, lovely to see this.

  11. Nice Guy Eddie

    Nice Guy Eddie

    Uur geleden

    What I got from this was that she was having a tough time. Wasn't quite as approachable on set as she could have been with her castmates (who knew nothing of her problems). She was therefore told by producers that she was going to be given less screen time in the 3rd season for less money, which she refused and then walked away - not sacked, but left on her own accord. She's held a grudge against Will because he wasn't sensitive to her situation back then and at some point during filming called her 'difficult' to work with. I don't understand how she can put so much blame on him, who at the time was just a 21 year old kid, and who was clearly having the time of his life, like anyone else would be at that age, in that situation. It seems like there has got to be more to it. The way she was talking, it was more like someone being so upset because the other person went out their way to badmouth her to everyone and get her taken off the show.

  12. Rephaiah Israel

    Rephaiah Israel

    Uur geleden

    And that’s what a lot of black people in Hollywood need to do don’t let the crippled back way thinking establishment turn you against your brother or sister

  13. StormShadowGFX


    Uur geleden

    Someone better put this wonderful black women in a movie!

  14. StormShadowGFX


    Uur geleden

    Shit I almost cried!



    2 uur geleden

    THIS is the aunt Viv we ALL grew up with an loved dearly! She's AMAZE'N! Will can you give her a role in your next movie🥺🥺

  16. Judith Haven

    Judith Haven

    2 uur geleden

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!

  17. Supreme Leader

    Supreme Leader

    3 uur geleden

    Its sad im glad they did this there both legends.

  18. lisa jones

    lisa jones

    3 uur geleden

    that is wonderful Will.i hope he handed her a couple million on the side

  19. MJ


    3 uur geleden

    Finally,i came to hate him after i knew what he did to her and her charier,after more than 23 years of being a fan,if he's honnest maybe i can like him again,he does good movies most of the times.

  20. Liza Gates

    Liza Gates

    3 uur geleden

    This is so dramatic. I feel like all of this could have been done privately

  21. J.C M.

    J.C M.

    3 uur geleden

    I know everyone love the smiths... but the shit you read online is crazy... this talk is sooo staged. .. of course portraying him as a big man... he doesn't even seem to care

  22. Gwen Guidry

    Gwen Guidry

    3 uur geleden

    How he treated Janet was the reason why I never liked Will Smith. He made sure she couldn’t get work in Hollywood by tarnishing her name. It was really unprofessional of him and I haven’t seen him get any bad karma for what he did to her.

  23. Jose Jimenez

    Jose Jimenez

    3 uur geleden

    She was the best aunt Viv It broke my heart when she got replaced back then when I was growing up watching the show. Old wounds are always repairable with the right words I’m happy for both of them!

  24. Katrina Hall

    Katrina Hall

    3 uur geleden

    Love wins!

  25. seiom jvony

    seiom jvony

    3 uur geleden

    She will always be the “only” Aunt Viv. I loved her. She was beautiful then and now. 😍😍😍😍

  26. bee11941


    4 uur geleden

    We all love the 1st aunt Viv son😳🇺🇸

  27. T Time

    T Time

    4 uur geleden

    Honestly it sounds like she was having a hard time with family issues maybe getting beat up and taking it out on the cast or other workers cause “hurt people hurt people”. Will probably thought she was being a huge bitch along with other people and they wanted to recast her. She need take some responsibility for being called difficult to work with, if she know that was being difficult though. Tbh most people you worked with or went to school with that were asshole, are probably dealing with shit and they take it out on different people. But honestly it shows how she didn’t learn from her mistakes of being difficult, if she is still blaming will for giving her the difficult women. title and when she was, she expected for people read her mind and know that she was going through shit or to keep disrespecting people cause she is getting beat up at home. I know they are being subtle but with what she said, makes it seems like she was difficult and wanted it to be excuses. Her ego lost her career not Will. But the way they editable there could be a lot of information left out

  28. bosshog2385


    4 uur geleden

    She settled her beef with will but did anyone notice that when she met up with the rest of the cast one person left the room Alfonso ribbero wasn't there I guess he's not so forgiving of their beef

    • bosshog2385


      3 uur geleden

      @seiom jvony she basically called him will Smiths bitch and that he wouldn't be nothing without him

    • seiom jvony

      seiom jvony

      3 uur geleden


  29. Yakotolo.


    4 uur geleden

    I love Will. He’s so genuine. Even in the Fresh Prince you could tell he was real.

  30. Ayiri Irone

    Ayiri Irone

    4 uur geleden

    The best Aunt Viv

  31. Stephen Beddard

    Stephen Beddard

    4 uur geleden

    I don't see why they put this on HBO Max though. Put that on a platform that tons of people actually use?

  32. mel 007

    mel 007

    5 uur geleden

    She said I am sorry for blasting you to pieces damn wish life is too short to hold grudges with people

  33. Chinazonwa Nworie

    Chinazonwa Nworie

    5 uur geleden

    She is still my favourite aunt Viv.

  34. Mariam Jo

    Mariam Jo

    5 uur geleden

    We'll see how much he cares or this is just a PR stunt.

  35. liltcup76


    5 uur geleden

    Comments are GOLDEN !!! If you ever want to get to the meat ,look at the comments all love and respect even some advice. The internet WINS yet again. This time for the better P.G.

  36. raquel m

    raquel m

    5 uur geleden

    Yesssssss😍😍😍😍😍🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 “NOW THISNIS THE STORY ALL ABOUT HOW”... we wanna see AUNT’Viv Will get back to life and the reality of rebooting this show 📺 😏😉😎

  37. Natalie Terrazas

    Natalie Terrazas

    5 uur geleden

    Now that he’s older and not that fucking kid anymore he thinks clearer now smh but he did apologize.

  38. Eric Matterson

    Eric Matterson

    5 uur geleden

    This is why we should not judge without walking a mile in someone's shoes. Sad that she lost her acting career because of this.

    • T Time

      T Time

      3 uur geleden

      It’s her fault, it doesn’t give her the right to be rude and difficult because of some family issues like domestic violence. It’s sad she lost her career but at the end of day. Today we have more of a gasp on mental health and those who are acting out and rude usually have bigger issues in their brain or at home. But if they don’t wAnt to change and you keep allowing it and being nice to them, there are just going to get more entitled. She was already an actor on a huge show, so she already probably had people being nice and respectful to her, she probably felt more entitle to be difficult. Will is not blame if she was being difficult but if he was lying, then he was.

  39. Sara Bear

    Sara Bear

    5 uur geleden

    I love the original Aunt Viv

  40. Jordie


    5 uur geleden

    Ive been wanting this feud to end for years

  41. Tiffany Brown

    Tiffany Brown

    6 uur geleden

    will always be my favorite Aunt Viv!!

  42. Jennifer M

    Jennifer M

    6 uur geleden

    This made me tear up. I’m so glad they got the closure they both needed 😢

  43. Akashi Takahashi

    Akashi Takahashi

    6 uur geleden

    If James Avery was still alive and was in the reunion and if she walked in and see him I think she'll give him a big hug and say I missed you so much that's what I thought it could happen

  44. Jay lakhota

    Jay lakhota

    6 uur geleden

    Anyone else notice she wasnt at the end of the reunion? I feel like more drama happened and she left again.

  45. Ringo Ringo

    Ringo Ringo

    6 uur geleden


  46. Shannon Ramirez

    Shannon Ramirez

    6 uur geleden

    My mom said that he gave her shit for being darker than him, but idk if that’s something they’re gonna say on TV.

  47. Jess Carson

    Jess Carson

    7 uur geleden

    She’s was the best aunt on the show by far



    7 uur geleden

    “Fresh prince makes the babes crazy Rest In Peace to James Avery”. Joyner Lucas “Will Remix”

  49. neha misra

    neha misra

    7 uur geleden

    How is she still as gorgeous as she was back then? Wow

  50. II Shadow II

    II Shadow II

    7 uur geleden

    Omg I immediately started tearing up..😅

  51. FED


    7 uur geleden

    The fact it took 27 years to end the feud is the problem

  52. Reginald Andrews

    Reginald Andrews

    7 uur geleden

    I'm just glad the whole cast, with BOTH Vivs, were able to come together and put the pain and negativity behind them.

  53. Keziah Sabu

    Keziah Sabu

    7 uur geleden

    Will has such a good soul

  54. jbyrd1203


    7 uur geleden

    Calling a black women difficult in society isnt right period .. white women, Spanish women, no other woman is better...theyvjust tolerate shit we wont put up with.. I'm not going through those struggles fortunately even when I did deal with a man in a long term relationship who had long term issues. I keep moving not that everyone can. I'm bless but men can be a pain... being childish and have the lack of respect and understanding...things can get messy.

  55. You know kugan Yeah

    You know kugan Yeah

    7 uur geleden

    Fake as fuck.

  56. Edith


    7 uur geleden

    What a blessing!

  57. GQ JEDI


    7 uur geleden

    It's "difficult" to believe with Will's phenomenal sense of awareness he hasn't made amends with this woman before he was forced to via the show's reunion. There's clearly more to this story behind the scenes we will never know. It's just unfortunate in the wake of all this she lost her career.

  58. Tom


    7 uur geleden

    should be fucking private....

  59. Kevin X

    Kevin X

    7 uur geleden

    Takes a lot to admit your mistakes james Avery was the glue to the show ..

  60. Susan S

    Susan S

    8 uur geleden

    Glad he fixed it. But the 30 years of nastiness is not that quickly forgotten.

  61. AnjaAfreeca


    8 uur geleden

    They both needed closure. I wonder if she will be compensated for the loss of reputation. The show was the never the same after she left.



    8 uur geleden

    Please ppl make amends to those you know u hurt. Sometimes ppl carry pain deep bcus they loved you.

  63. tigerrx


    8 uur geleden

    This was very emotional for me. When I need to relax and unwind, I watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I love that family!

  64. Andre Smith

    Andre Smith

    8 uur geleden

    They needed this, they both needed this. We needed this. Thank you to the hole cast. The sad part was it wasn't no ones fault. Just young. They Just didn't know. Good job will

  65. man will be man

    man will be man

    8 uur geleden

    Most generous , most polite , most friendly and most popular celebrity I have ever seen Will Smith

  66. arrrvee


    8 uur geleden

    I’ve never seen Fresh Prince but I knew her as Michel Gerard’s mom in Gilmore Girls, love her!

  67. FURinTeeth


    8 uur geleden

    the OG Aunt Viv Looks Fuckin AMAZING!!! She been sleeping in a time machine? I was so mad when they replaced her

  68. Shayla Apri

    Shayla Apri

    8 uur geleden


  69. Oskar Aleksic

    Oskar Aleksic

    9 uur geleden

    This is so cringe. Who records personal stuff to post online. Just comes of as fake.

  70. Its fuN

    Its fuN

    9 uur geleden

    I’m so happy for both of them. She was the best. You never know what someone’s going through or has gone through when you see someone ‘playing up’ . I wish more people understood that.

  71. Miranda Alonjah

    Miranda Alonjah

    9 uur geleden

    I will always love you Original aunt Viv

  72. Antoinette Wood

    Antoinette Wood

    9 uur geleden

    Forgiveness is Powerful 🙏🏽❤️

  73. nosferatus0401


    9 uur geleden

    Não entendo porque precisaram filmar isso, pereceu tão artificial.

  74. #toca boca drama Queens ♡

    #toca boca drama Queens ♡

    9 uur geleden

    Must feel good to let things go and realize as humans we are flawed as we should be.

  75. Niceness_of_Gemini


    10 uur geleden

    The Original Aunt Viv reminds me of my Grandma; strong willed and protective of her children.

  76. J.J.McCarthy Studios

    J.J.McCarthy Studios

    10 uur geleden

    Proverbs 17:9 - Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.

  77. T SMACKS


    10 uur geleden

    So was will to blame?

  78. BlackNoir


    10 uur geleden

    What I never got is..if they going to place her..why not someone who looked similar? With dark skin? Thats something I never got..seeing a completely different woman playing Aunt Viv

  79. T SMACKS


    10 uur geleden


  80. Ilcia Taracena-Del Cid

    Ilcia Taracena-Del Cid

    11 uur geleden

    I hated to see her go I am glad they made up.

  81. KaylaAu79


    11 uur geleden

    Forgiveness mannn . Level of growth

  82. Lucy W. McMellan

    Lucy W. McMellan

    11 uur geleden

    The 'original' was always my favorite Aunt Viv. Glad they made up.🙏❤

  83. Ally Ingram

    Ally Ingram

    11 uur geleden

    Hey Kevin Hart, sometime ago you posted a picture of you with a few rappers and others and called it black excellence. I respectfully would like to say, this right here is the definition of Black Excellence. Will Smith handled this situation in such a respectful, dignified manner, I will never see him the same. Mrs. Janet was done wrong and she also showed excellence in her approach to express herself. No cusing, no disrespect, no slinging dirt at each other but instead, love, compassion, reconciliation and forgiveness was displayed. Thank you Will and Janet for showing what true Black Excellence truly looks like. God Bless

  84. Bryan Edney

    Bryan Edney

    12 uur geleden

    I met her on the set of "Fresh Prince" and tv doesn't do her justice. Janet Hubert is BEAUTIFUL and EXTREMELY TALENTED. She was picked for the part of Aunt Viv after performing in the Broadway production/revival of CATS.

  85. Thierry Henry the legend

    Thierry Henry the legend

    12 uur geleden

    she looks the same !!!!!

  86. carmen


    12 uur geleden

    That's cute but what does she get from all this now?

  87. Steve


    12 uur geleden

    She still got it, come on Will give us one more season !

  88. canessa johnson

    canessa johnson

    12 uur geleden

    It sucks that him at that age didnt allow himself to see her. Just like a child in a family who just wants to get what they want. He couldn't even see that someone he called family was going through. He better be glad that the show had a strong cast of lovable characters because OG Aunt Viv is the only mom role I can recall... If the show had not been cast so amazingly, her leaving would have KILLED the ratings... No moments of the light skinned Ain't Viv gave the character any life. OG Aunt Viv is what I think of when I think of her sisters, her dancing, her being pregnant with Nicky, her being a professor, her being a loving wife and how you believed their romance, her being a loving mother and how she treated each child accordingly.

  89. Carmel Lovinsky

    Carmel Lovinsky

    12 uur geleden

    I am so glad you guys made up. This so emotional Will you are a real man. Love you

  90. Dev D

    Dev D

    12 uur geleden

    I am so FREAKIN HAPPY they healed. This is Black Magic as well. When you can put ur shit aside and say Im so f--king sorry. Because she went through mannnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyyy adversities when he fired balled and all. Aunt Viv is fu-king legend. She is the next best Sitcom mother after Clair Huxtable!!!! I would say its equal but she only lasted a few seasons before they brought the other boring aunt viv on.

  91. contactpq


    12 uur geleden

    This Diva ain't done ...She needs her stage ...just watch what I tell ya

  92. peter7960


    12 uur geleden

    Its nice to see them confront and address the issues. Shows maturity. Hope they can do something in the future that can bring them more commercial success.

  93. The Red Baron

    The Red Baron

    13 uur geleden

    I honestly loved the original Aunt Viv.

  94. LadyGds


    13 uur geleden

    I believe she deserves compensation for pain and suffering. Such a positive role model for so many young black women during that time. The vision was lost the moment she was replaced. Love you Janet. ❤️

  95. Jorge Castro

    Jorge Castro

    13 uur geleden

    This is what life it's really about... people talking and actually understanding each bad too much drama in TV now a days!!

  96. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    14 uur geleden

    “Difficult” is just rude

  97. Zegunisam Power

    Zegunisam Power

    14 uur geleden


  98. Michael A

    Michael A

    14 uur geleden

    Let love reign. Awesome stuff.

  99. Rononoa Zoro

    Rononoa Zoro

    14 uur geleden

    Soo many Memories... 🤩

  100. kano b

    kano b

    15 uur geleden

    Janet is and will always be Aunt Viv. There's no replacement