Sheree Zampino is one of those women who has come to the fore thanks to her marriage to a Hollywood star, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum Will Smith. Although now divorced from Smith, Zampino has parlayed her celebrity marriage in a successful television career on reality and fashion. That’s what we know about Zampino.
Sheree Zampino Wiki/Bio
Zampino was born as Sheree Elizabeth Zampino on 16 November 1967 in Schenectady, New York. Her father, Les Zampino, worked for a theatre company and her mother worked for a financial company. When Zampino was a child, her parents divorced and Zampino lived with her father.
At a very young age, she nurtured her passion for fashion. After graduating from high school, she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she learned more about fashion, and also studied business to help her make money from her passion.
Since her marriage to Will Smith pushed her into the daylight, Zampino has managed to stay around her, collecting several concerts in the process. She started exhibiting in 2012 when she was chosen as one of the women who played in the real Hollywood Exes VH1 series. A chronicle of the life of a group of women separated from their famous husbands who are trying to start a new, find someone new and grow in their companies. The show lasted about 3 seasons and the last episode was aired on July 2, 2014.
Zampino appeared in the 2013 Do Something Awards ceremony by One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush. In 2015, she joined Minay Matthews’ documentary-talk show cast in Minay Tv, where she talked to actors and other celebrities at premiere films and other red carpet events.
Since then, Zampino has launched her own website dedicated to shereeelizabeth.com fashion – an online “boutique where you can find everything from head to toe”. Sheree also runs her own program Eat Pray Live on the Black Hollywood Live online TV network, which prides itself on being the world’s first online TV network dedicated to African-American entertainment.
Sheree Zampino Net Worth
It is not known to the public how much Sheree got paid for her role in Hollywood Exes, nor has she revealed how much she earns from her other projects. However, reliable sources estimate her net worth to be in the range of $1.5 million to $3 million.
Sheree Zampino Married/Husband, Divorce
Zampino was married and divorced, twice. After a long relationship with Will Smith, the couple tied a knot in 1992. According to sources, she met during the filming of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” by Smith. As a couple, Will and Sheree participated together in red carpet events.
In 1995, about three years after the wedding, the couple filed for divorce. Two years later, in 1997, Will Smith married Jada Pinkett Smith, while Sheree remained unmarried until 2007 when she tied the knot to a former NFL player, Terrell Fletcher’s reverse pacemaker.
Fletcher performed with her at Holywood Exes. The Couple was married until July 2014, when they parted. They then applied for a divorce, finding irreconcilable differences. Zampino asked for alimony, but it was not clear how much she received from former San Diego Chargers running back.
Despite Sheree’s divorce from Will Smith, they both remained friends and have since supported each other. Zampino jumped to Smith’s defense in 2016, when actress Alexis Arquette posted a malicious message on Facebook, claiming Will Smith was gay. This was after Jada Pinkett Smith called on Afro-Americans to boycott the Oscars.
However, Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree, did not waste her time firing at the actress. She posted a video on Facebook explaining the real reason for their divorce and why Smith is not gay.
“My marriage end not over any infidelity. I didn’t find Will in the bed with a man, and I didn’t find him in bed with a woman. It just didn’t happen! Will was straight in 1992 and he’s straight in 2016. That just kind of is what it is. However, our marriage ended because we were so young. We were the same age then that our son is right now. It’s just a lot of responsibility. Marriage isn’t easy, especially at that age. Will was becoming bigger and bigger with his career. I’m becoming smaller and smaller. I just, I didn’t have the tools. We didn’t have the tools to make it work. I left because I was unhappy. It’s really that simple.”
Here’s the video :
Sheree Zampino Kids
Two unsuccessful marriages from Zampino produced two children. A few months after marrying William, a son named Willard Smith III (alias Trey Smith) was born on November 11, 1992.
In an interview given during her time at Hollywood Exes, Zampino explained why Trey is not as famous as his step-siblings.
“Trey was raised differently – in another home. Trey doesn’t really like daylight. I don’t want to say that he is more grounded but just had a different upbringing. He was not so exposed to the whole Hollywood aspect of life. Much of this was by choice because dad wouldn’t have left him outside. He has insight and does not like anything that is not true or authentic.
Zampino’s second marriage to Terrell Fletcher resulted in another child, a daughter named Jodie Fletcher. However, unlike Terry, Zampino is mysterious about Jodie and hardly writes about her on social issues.
Catch up with Zampino on Twitter.