SHEREE Zampino, an entrepreneur and actress, married Hollywood actor Will Smith almost three decades ago.
The pair, who married in 1992, split after three years together.
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Who is Sheree Zampino?
Born November 16, 1967, Zampino, 54, is known as an American businesswoman, fashion designer, and actress.
She was once married to Hollywood star Will Smith and appeared on the VH1 show Hollywood Exes in 2012 following their divorce.
She is the founder and CEO of the skincare company, Sheree Elizabeth LLC, which she established in 2009. She also owns multiple fashion boutiques.
She was seen alongside Smith’s current wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on her Facebook talk show Red Table Talk and in a few episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
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The former couple was married from 1992 to 1995.
Zampino is the mother of Smith’s oldest son Trey, who is also an actor.
Smith referred to their divorce as his “ultimate failure” during an interview on Red Table Talk, which also saw him break down in tears as he recalled the events.
Discussing their 1995 divorce – which turned messy due to a custody battle – Smith admitted: “Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life, divorce was the ultimate failure for me.
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“I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life, but I don’t think anything touches the failure of getting divorced from my two-year-old son’s mother.”
What is Sheree Zampino’s net worth?
Zampino first appeared on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOB) in May 2022 for season 12, but she was hesitant to join the reality show.
As of 2022, she has a net worth of $6million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and her time spent on VH1’s Hollywood Exes had made her wary of entering another show, until one day she received a text.
“It started with a text from Garcelle [Beauvais],” Zampino told ETOnline. “And she reached out and said that the casting director was going to give me a call and I’m thinking, ‘For what? I am not doing reality because I did reality…’”
“I was kind of content to not and I said, ‘You know what? … Let me take the call,’ and at least be in a position to turn something down, you know what I mean? Like that’s just a smart way to do it.
“And before you know it, I went through the process and … here we are, and it has been a very interesting ride.”
She told the outlet that she oftentimes would forget she was filming the show, saying it felt like she was there as a fan.
“There were times when it just felt like I was in a virtual reality experience and I had to remind myself, you’re really here because I was just like, my mouth was open like, this is insane!” she said.
Sheree Zampino and Will Smith got divorced in 1995
Is Sheree Zampino married?
Zampino met Fresh Prince actor Will Smith on the set of A Different World while hoping to meet Pinkett, but met Zampino first.
He heard her tell someone she was from New York, and when asked where she said Schenectady.
In his memoir, Will, Smith said he walked up to Zampino and joked about her comment.
He wrote: “‘Now, here’s the deal,’ I said. ‘We’re just meeting so I’m-a give you a pass on this one. But the next time somebody asks you where you’re from, you are forbidden to say ‘New York’ when you know damn well you are from Schenectady.’”
They started dating and they were married three months later. Their son, Trey, was two years old when Smith and Zampino divorced only three years late.
“Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life. Divorce was the ultimate failure for me.” Smith said in a 2021 interview on Red Table Talk.
“I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life, but I don’t think anything touches the failure of getting divorced from my 2-year-old son’s mother.”
Zampino went on to marry a former NFL player-turned-pastor named Terrell Fletcher in 2012.
Rumors circulated that the couple had a daughter named Jodie together.
She said on the popular divorce podcast Splitting Upwards that the little girl was the sister of Kylie Jenner’s former best friend Jordyn Woods.
After two years of marriage, Zampino filed for divorce from Fletcher citing irreconcilable differences.
Zampino then opened up about what it’s like living with the label of “Will Smith’s ex-wife.” in a 2020 interview with ET, US Magazine reported.
“It could be worse. I could be connected to Charles Manson,” she told the media outlet. “You know, it’s not my label, and I can’t control the labels that other people put on me. But the reality is, that is a part of my history.
“But I’m not behind anybody,” she added. “I’m not in anybody’s shadow.”