A young Ribeiro, with child star Keshia Knight Pulliam, at an event in 1985. Ribeiro was a child actor himself, appearing with Michael Jackson in a popular Pepsi commercial in 1983.
“It was like a dream come true for a young performer. I met Michael in rehearsal. It was really cool to work with him. My dad and I hung out with him many times after that, but that was the first time I met him,” Ribeiro remembers.
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