Sheree Zampino is an American fashion designer, actress, and businesswoman best known for portraying the ex-wife of prominent Hollywood actor and rapper Will Smith on the VH1 reality television series ‘Hollywood Exes’ (2012). She also appeared in the short films ‘When the Time Comes’ (2000) and ‘Our Journey’ (2001), the latter of which she also co-produced. In 2001, she was a guest judge on the TV show ‘Oh Drama!’ and has been as a guest on shows such as ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ ‘Good Morning America,’ and ‘Minay TV,’ among others. Sheree Elizabeth LLC, which she founded in 2009, is her skincare company’s founder and CEO. Her skincare remedy, Whoop Ash, earned a lot of positive feedback. Sheree Elizabeth Boutique Show, her online boutique, sells a variety of fashion accessories such as jewelry, purses, and more. In December 2011, she co-hosted the ‘Novel Peace Prize Concert’ in Oslo, Norway, with her ex-husband Will Smith to commemorate then-US President Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize triumph.
The Ascension to Stardom
Sheree Zampino is most known as the first wife of actor Will Smith, with whom she was connected in the early 1990s, despite her own accomplishments. Her marriage to him propelled her to celebrity long before she had established herself as an actress or entrepreneur.
She has been interested in fashion since she was a child, and she studied business at the Fashion Institute of Technology with the objective of starting her own fashion company. In 1987, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. She dabbled in acting in the early 2000s, appearing in a few short films and making occasional guest appearances on television shows.
After appearing on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ in 2010, she was cast as one of the major cast members of the VH1 reality TV series ‘Hollywood Exes’ in 2012, making her a star in her own right.
Scandals & Controversies
Sheree Zampino, who married Pastor Terrell Fletcher in 2012, was chastised for appearing on the reality show ‘Hollywood Exes,’ with some believing that the wife of a full-time minister should avoid such activities.
Will Smith’s first marriage to Zampino ended in January 2016, according to now-deceased American actress Alexis Arquette, who claimed on social media that she saw him in bed with Hollywood manager Benny Medina, fueling allegations that the star is secretly gay.
A few days later, Zampino released a video on her Facebook page slamming Arquette for spreading false information about individuals she doesn’t know, as well as defending her ex-husband, claiming that their marriage ended not because of his adultery, but because she was unhappy. Arquette further claimed that Smith paid Zampino to keep his secret, which she categorically denied, claiming that she has never been paid to keep a secret. She went on to say that Smith was straight in 1995 and is still straight today. She then scolded her for inflicting emotional harm to Smith’s two children with his current wife, Jada, as well as his son Trey with her.
Her Personal Experiences
Sheree Elizabeth Zampino was born in New York City on November 16, 1967. Les Zampino, her father, worked for a theater business in Schenectady, New York, while her mother worked for a finance firm. Her parents later split, and she moved in with her father as a result. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in business administration since she had always wanted to start her own fashion accessory line.
In 1991, she met actor Will Smith on the set of the television series ‘A Different World,’ where they were both visiting a mutual acquaintance. At the time, she was enrolled in a fashion design program. On May 9, 1992, the couple married, and six months later, on November 11, 1992, she gave birth to their only child, Willard Christopher Smith III, also known as Trey. Three years later, on December 10, 1995, the couple divorced. Smith dedicated the record ‘Just the Two of Us’ to their son Trey in 1998, and Trey also appears in the music video for the song. She and Smith are still friends, and she frequently appears beside Trey, their son.
On May 26, 2007, she married Terrell Fletcher, a former NFL running back who is now a pastor. She became the First Lady of the City of Hope International after her marriage to him, as well as the director of the ‘Women on the Wall Ministries.’ Jodie is the name of their daughter. Her second marriage, however, did not last long; the two separated in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences, and she then filed for spousal support.
Estimated Net Worth
Terrell Fletcher’s net worth and salary: Terrell Fletcher has a net worth of $6 million as a retired American pro football player and current pastor. Terrell Fletcher was born and reared in St. Louis, Missouri, and received a full football scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.