Alfonso Ribeiro: 'I get a lot of advice from Will Smith'

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909'  (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909'  (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' . (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' --  (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, LINDSAY ARNOLD (OBSCURED)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) BETHANY MOTA, DEREK HOUGH, JANEL PARRISH, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, LEA THOMPSON, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, SADIE ROBERTSON, MARK BALLAS, WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, LINDSAY ARNOLD, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)TOM BERGERON, WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, ERIN ANDREWS, WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, BETHANY MOTA, DEREK HOUGH, JANEL PARRISH, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, LEA THOMPSON, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, SADIE ROBERTSON, MARK BALLAS, PETA MURGATROYD, TOMMY CHONG
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, BETSEY JOHNSON, TONY DOVOLANI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, BETSEY JOHNSON, TONY DOVOLANI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, BETSEY JOHNSON, TONY DOVOLANI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY NAYLOR JR., ALFONSO RIBEIRO, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1902' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) BACK ROW: WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO, CHERYL BURKE, ANTONIO SABATO JR., BETSEY JOHNSON, TONY DOVOLANI, ALLISON HOLKER, JONATHAN BENNETT, LEA THOMPSON, ARTEM, CHIGVINTSEV, KARINA SMIRNOFF, RANDY COUTURE, SHARNA BURGESS, TAVIS SMILEY, PETA MURGATROYD, TOMMY CHONG; FRONT ROW: SADIE ROBERTSON, MARK BALLAS, JANEL PARRISH, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, TOM BERGERON, ERIN ANDREWS, EMMA SLATER, MICHAEL WALTRIP, BETHANY MOTA, DEREK HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1902" - It was #myjammonday this week on "Dancing with the Stars." The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1902" - It was #myjammonday this week on "Dancing with the Stars." The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1902' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1902' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1902' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1902' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, WITNEY CARSON, ALFONSO RIBEIRO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - REHEARSALS - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. One couple will be eliminated on the 'Dancing with the Stars' results show the following day, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The new cast of Dancing With The Stars was announced on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 9/4/14, and include celebrities: (in alphabetical order) Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson and Michael Waltrip. They will team up with professional dancers Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Karina Smirnoff. The two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - REHEARSALS - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. One couple will be eliminated on the 'Dancing with the Stars' results show the following day, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - REHEARSALS - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. One couple will be eliminated on the 'Dancing with the Stars' results show the following day, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
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By JENNY DEPPER

Alfonso Ribeiro is about to foxtrot his way to a "Dancing With the Stars" win, and no doubt, that's in large part to the expert instruction of his partner Witney Carson.

But when it comes to parenting, the 43-year-old actor, who revealed on the "DWTS" stage that he and his wife Angela Unkrich are expecting baby number two together, says he turns to his old "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star Will Smith.

"I get a lot of advice from Will. He gives really great advice and really great life advice," Ribeiro dished to AOL. "But that's pretty much it. Parenting is an individual sport."

Smith isn't the only old cast member Ribeiro stays in touch with either. On Monday, his on-screen pals Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks) and Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), and Joseph Marcell (butler Geoffrey) showed up to support him as he danced his way to a perfect 40/40 score in his trio paso doble.
Despite his leaps and bounds as the "DWTS" frontrunner, Ribeiro claims it's Bethany Mota, Sadie Robertson, and Janel Parrish who are really taking the lead.

"The three kids, the three girls, they are the toughest competition because they're young and they have all the energy in the world and they're actually really talented. I couldn't put one in front of the other."

But if his next routines go as well as the last, it looks like he may be able to take home the big mirroball trophy. And Ribero, who caught up with AOL at the world's largest toast with Southern Comfort on Saturday at the Electric Run in Los Angeles, said he plans to put it front and center in his house."
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"It's going right next to a trophy I have at the house. I won another reality show years ago so it will sit right next to them and next to two of my awards."

We'd toast to that!
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