Writer Angela Unkrich is the wife of Alfonso Ribeiro, the king of Dancing With the Stars this season. Alfonso’s talent is amazing and the injuries he’s overcome this season is unreal. Now let’s take a look at the woman behind the man. The Epoch Times describes Ribeiro’s wife Angela as:
Unkrich, who stands about 5’3″, is from Winfield, Iowa and attended Northwestern University, where she competed in diving and also lettered in basketball and track, in addition to being vice president of the National Honor Society. The Communication Studies major, who was born to Stan and Valerie Unkrich, describes herself on Twitter as an “Iowa Farm Girl, Former Springboard Diver & Gymnast, Travel Lover, Cubs Fan, & Golf Enthusiast.”
Read on for the facts on Angela, her wedding to Alfonso, their children and who Alfonso was married to prior to meeting Angela.
1. The Couple Married at a Golf Club
Joey Fatone and baseball player David Justice served as Alfonso’s groomsmen during his October 13, 2012 wedding to Angela at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, California. Additional celebrities attended, including Fresh Prince pal Will Smith. Alfonso had gushed that he had a smile on his face the entire day. His bride wore a Rivini gown, white veil and Judith Ripka Brides jewels.
2. Prior to Meeting Wife Angela, Alfonso Was Married to Robin Stapler
Alfonso and Robin Stapler were married from 2002 until 2006 and they had one daughter, Sienna together. In 2006, the couple filed for divorce with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The two share custody of their daughter.
Robin and Alfonso met in 1999 on the set of In The House.
3. Alfonso Announced on Dancing With the Stars That His Wife Is Expecting Baby Number Two
They live in Los Angeles with their son Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Jr. who was born on October 27, 2013. They call their son AJ, and on AJ’s birthday they celebrated on Dancing With the Stars. Alfonso also announced that he and his wife are expecting their second child together while live on DWTS because he wanted to celebrate the news with all his fans. Alfonso rejoiced:
My son, it’s his first birthday today, so I’m so happy that he’s here with me. And as a wonderful present, my wife and I decided to get him a little brother or sister. We’re having a baby! I wanted to announce it here on the show because I just wanted to say thank you to all the fans and say I love my wife.
He did this on the same night of his son AJ’s birthday.
4. Angela Was on Chicago’s Big Ten Diving Team
Angela was a prominent athlete on the Northwestern University diving team. Here are her stats from her diving career:
2000-01: Best day on 1-meter was at NU Invite (178.85) … Competed in three meets on 3-meter, including a sixth-place finish against Wisconsin.
1999-00: Redshirted due to injury. High School: Named Outstanding Diver of Iowa in 1998 ? Won USA Diving state championship ? Medaled at the Iowa state diving championships ? Named conference athlete of the year ? All-state performer ? Won both conference and district titles in 1998 ? Also lettered in basketball and track ??Vice-president of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Angela Sue Unkrich on 2/24/81 ? Daughter of Stan and Valerie Unkrich ? Communication studies major.
Unkrich’s Personal Bests
1-Meter – 178.85
3-Meter – 195.52
5. She Has Been Very Supportive of DWTS
Every week, we have seen Alfonso’s wife Angela cheering him on and watching from her seat on the set of Dancing With the Stars while holding their baby boy. She has even formed a good relationship with Alfonso’s dance partner Witney Carson. Each week, Angela lends her support and tweets to vote for her husband to stay on the show.