What Happened When Will Smith Had Alfonso Ribeiro Give His Son Driving Lessons

Smith told Jimmy Kimmel what happened when Ribeiro gave his son driving lessons.

February 26, 2015, 11:26 AM

— -- Alfonso Ribeiro is no Carlton, especially when it comes to driving.

That's what Will Smith discovered, when he asked his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star to teach his oldest son, Trey Smith, how to drive.

On Wednesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Smith explained why he later regretted asking Ribeiro to give his son some driving lessons.

Unlike the conservative Carlton that Ribeiro played on television, the real Ribeiro is an avid race car driver, and even won several celebrity motor races in the 1990s.

So Smith said he thought it would be a good idea when Trey turned 16 and got his driver's license to set him up with Ribeiro so he could learn "how to drive like a real driver."

After a few lessons, Trey, who's 22 now, learned "how to catch the car if it drifts and slides," among other things, Smith explained to host Jimmy Kimmel.

"Then I get a call from the pastor of the church that he was doing donuts in the church parking lot," Smith added.

The lesson of the story, Smith told the audience: "Don't educate your kids."

As for his other son, Jaden, who just turned 16 and got his learner's permit, Smith said he already had a head start from years of driving golf carts when he was younger.

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