Actor Alfonso Ribeiro Gives Update on Daughter’s ‘Scary’ Injuries

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Ava Sue, the adorable four-year-old daughter of Alfonso Ribeiro, is currently on the road to recovery after a recent scooter accident.

Despite the unfortunate incident occurring just a day before her fourth birthday, Ava’s resilience has been a source of relief for her father, best known as the host of Dancing with the Stars. Alfonso, 51, took to Instagram to express his heartfelt gratitude to the medical professionals at @kareskinmd for their swift and skillful care.

Thanks to their expertise, the likelihood of scarring has been greatly reduced. Alfonso also couldn’t help but commend his young daughter for her extraordinary bravery throughout the entire surgical procedure.

In a recent update, Alfonso shared his optimism, revealing that Ava is doing exceptionally well despite the challenging and frightening moments they’ve faced. He expressed his excitement about Ava joining the Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., underscoring her remarkable recovery progress.

Alfonso acknowledged that the procedure has been extensive and time-consuming, but he couldn’t be prouder of Ava’s remarkable recovery. Reflecting on the accident in May, Alfonso mentioned that he wasn’t present when it happened.

Fortunately, their nanny was there to provide immediate assistance, and Alfonso was promptly informed, leading to swift medical attention. Alfonso and Angela Unkrich, his second wife whom he married in 2012, both revel in the joy of being Ava’s parents. Together, they also have two other wonderful children, nine-year-old Alfonso “AJ” Lincoln and eight-year-old Anders Reyn. It’s worth noting that Alfonso also has a twenty-year-old daughter named Sienna from his previous marriage to Robin Stapler.

As a proud father of four, Alfonso couldn’t help but laud Ava’s remarkable strength and resilience, fully aware that the recovery process might take some time.

He happily shared, “She’s still active and moving around,” emphasizing that although the wound has technically healed, it will take time for the noticeable scar to fade. He acknowledged that while the scar may not hold significant medical implications, it carries immense emotional weight for a parent deeply concerned about their child’s well-being.


Angela, Ava’s loving mother, also took to Instagram to express her concern and love for her precious little one during the incident. She revealed that she had a premonition or motherly intuition in the morning, foretelling Ava’s visit to the emergency room.

Angela clarified that safety and caution were paramount to everyone involved in preparing for Ava’s birthday celebrations, including family, friends, and the babysitter. Little did she know that her words would later resonate deeply with everyone present.

As Ava Sue continues her journey toward a full recovery, Alfonso Ribeiro and Angela Unkrich are filled with immense gratitude for the support they’ve received and for the progress their brave daughter has made.

Their unwavering love and dedication serve as a testament to the strength of their family bond, which remains unbreakable even in the face of challenging times.