Will Smith confirms Aunt Viv’s return for Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion special on HBO Max

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The highly anticipated Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion airs tonight on HBO Max.

And just hours from the end, Will Smith confirmed via Instagram that the show will indeed include both Aunt Vivs.

He shared a video clip in which actress Daphne Maxwell Reid walks into the living room and as she sits in an armchair, she transforms into Aunt Viv, actress Janet Hubert.

... AND Aunt Viv Janet Hubert actress, who initially brought the character to life and left after three seasons

“Twp Queens”: The New Prince of Bel Air airs tonight on HBO Max. And just before, Will Smith confirmed via Instagram that the show will feature both Aunt Vivs

Will, who enters the set just as the transition occurs, is surprised.

“Two queens, one throne, all the love! #FreshPrinceReunion tonight on @hbomax 🙂 ”he wrote in the caption.

Hubert played Aunt Viv on the sitcom’s first three seasons before being replaced by Reid.

Originally scheduled to premiere Thursday, HBO Max surprised fans on Wednesday with the news that it would air at 5 p.m. Pacific on the premium streaming service.

Surprise: He shared a video clip in which he was seen reacting in shock as he walks to the living room and sees Hubert sitting in an armchair.  It has long been said that there would be bad blood between Hubert and Smith, but he personally invited her to be part of the reunion.

Surprise: He shared a video clip in which he was seen reacting in shock as he walks to the living room and sees Hubert sitting in an armchair. It has long been said that there would be bad blood between Hubert and Smith, but he personally invited her to be part of the reunion.

Beginnings: The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air premiered on NBC in 1990 and ran for six seasons.  He launched the now 52-year-old Smith on the path to international stardom

Beginnings: The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air premiered on NBC in 1990 and ran for six seasons. He launched the now 52-year-old Smith on the path to international stardom

It has long been said that there was bad blood between Hubert and Smith over what happened in this third season before the actress left.

But it was leaked earlier this year that Hollywood star Will personally invited her to the reunion.

A previously released clip teased a conversation between the two suggesting the bridges were being repaired.

30 years later: In the HBO Max special, Will remembers his former co-stars Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Karyn Parsons and Joseph Marcell

30 years later: In the HBO Max special, Will remembers his former co-stars Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Karyn Parsons and Joseph Marcell

On the HBO special Max, Will, 52, remembers with his former comedy co-stars 30 years after it premiered in 1990 and launched him on the path to international stardom.

Participate Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Karyn Parsons and Joseph Marcell.

The late James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, is missing from the line-up.

Avery died in 2013 of complications from open heart surgery.

Prior to appearing in The Fresh Prince, Will and DJ Jazzy Jeff were best known for their single Parents Just Don’t Understanding, which they followed up with the 1991 Top 10, Summertime.

Repeat: As in the original series, Will arrived for recording on a studio soundstage in a taxi

Repeat: As in the original series, Will arrived for recording on a studio soundstage in a taxi

Back together: The event promises to be a mix of laughs and tears for the 'Banks family'

Back together: the event promises to be a mix of laughs and tears for the “Banks family”

Gone Too Early: The late James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the sitcom, is absent from the meeting.  He died in 2013

Gone Too Early: The late James Avery, who played Uncle Phil on the sitcom, is absent from the meeting. He died in 2013

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