Who is Sheree Zampino? Catch up with the 'RHOBH' newbie before season 12 premieres

Sheree Zampino is no stranger to reality TV—and she has one very famous ex-husband

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Who is Sheree Zampino? We're a mere few hours away from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12, and we're going to arm ourselves with knowledge before diving in. 

Though technically not a full-fledged Housewife, Zampino is a "Friend Of," a stepping stone on her way to full-time status (or so viewers hope). Like eager fans, she's ready for her Bravo journey. 

Keeping in close quarters with seasoned pro Garcelle Beauvais, the actress and entrepreneur is likely to experience plenty of ups and downs alongside the cast this season: we have the Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi divorce, Dorit Kemsley's break-in, Lisa Rinna's loss and that wild perm Kylie Richards decided to test out, as witnessed in the season trailer. 

Before anyone steals the spotlight, let's catch up with our newcomer.

Who is Sheree Zampino?

Recognize Ms. Zampino? She was married to Will Smith in the early 90s, and the two share a son named Trey. 

To this day, she remains in close contact with her ex-husband, and allegedlly, she celebrated Smith's Academy Award wins with the rest of his family this year, according to PageSix. (Yes, after the infamous slap heard 'round the world.) Some sources insist that the blended family did face its struggles over the years, despite their closeness now. 

As for acting gigs of her own, Zampino starred in the early-2000s films When the Time Comes and Our Journey. She's certainly no stranger to reality TV, having participated in VH1's Hollywood Exes in 2012. 

Acting aside, the Fashion Institute of Technology Grad is looking to make a name for herself in the world of style and beauty. She has an online store, the Sheree Elizabeth Boutique Show—home to clothing and accessories—as well as a skincare brand responsible for the famous Whoop Ash body butter. (Review the best skincare product order before making purchases!) 

Jada and Sheree 'Red Table Talk' episode

When Will Smith's now-wife Jada Pinkett Smith launched her Red Table Talk Facebook series in 2018, she had her husband's ex-wife join the chat to discuss their journey as a family—no easy task for either party. 

"We've come so far, we could help a lot of people," Pinkett Smith said in the clip. 

Despite the initial ups and downs, it appears the two are on good terms.

Is Sheree Zampino married?

Following her three-year marriage to Smith, Zampino tied the knot with NFL superstar Terrell Fletcher in 2007. They share a daughter, Jodie, but ultimately, their union did not survive. 

Time will tell if we'll get a glimpse at her love life on Bravo, but judging from her Instagram page, she has a good sense of humor when it comes to dating. (See below!)

How old is Sheree Zampino?

The (Friends Of) Real Housewife is 54 years old and was born in New York.

Don't expect to see her on 'RHOBH' too soon

"P.S. I’ll see you sometime mid-late June (that’s when I make my entrance)," Zampino notes on Instagram about her RHOBH debut. Looks like we'll have to be patient!

Sanela Diana Jenkins and Sheree Zampino are the two California newbies this year.

It's awfully sunny on the West Coast, but Bravo says there's plenty of shade in Beverly Hills. How will Zampino survive it all? We're about to find out!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.