Bledsoe reflected on her college days working with Bill Cosby. While Tempestt thought she had to make a choice between college and "The Cosby Show", she was surprised to learn that Bill Cosby insisted that she take a full load of classes, then fit the show in her schedule.
Bill Cosby played the father figure on and off the show. He has always been a proponent for education.
Bill Cosby, so graciously applauded Tempestt for being the beautiful lady she is today – that acted as his daughter on the family show.
In the video to the left, Dr. Huxtable and Vanessa (as they were known on the show), did a rendition of the popular show when the Huxtables sang, Ray Charles’ “Night Time Is The Right Time”.
Tempestt has continued with her acting career, most recently, as a star on NBC sitcom, "Guys With Kids". She has a degree in finance from NYU. Tempestt has been in a long-term relationship with "A Different World's", Darryl M. Bell for 16 years, also known as Ron.