Kevin Hart’s meteoric rise to movie stardom is surprising to many, including the man himself. “Seeing people go crazy when they see my trailers come up and hearing them whisper, ‘I can’t wait to go see this’—it’s a good feeling,” says the comedian in the February issue of Upscale Magazine.
In addition to his transition from stand-up comic to thespian, Hart is also shedding light on the negative commentary surrounding his divorce from Torrei Hart and relationship with current girlfriend Eniko Parrish. While many have accused the Ride Along star of leaving his black wife for a more “exotic” woman, Kevin wants us all to know that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
“First of all, my girl is Black. She’s Jamaican. But they say it as if they know what me and my ex-wife’s problems were,” he says. “When we first got together, our relationship was amazing. We got married young and our s*** got rocky. In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, ‘Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn’t understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn’t fix it, it got worse. I stepped away because I didn’t want it to get any worse. You’re the mother of my kids, I don’t want to hate you. And the only way that’s gonna happen, is if I’m the bigger man and I leave.’ I think that was a very mature thing to do.”
Today, Torrei is gearing up for her own debut in VH1’s Atlanta Exes, despite Kevin’s many reservations.
“I said, ‘Ask yourself if you really wanna get caught up in that world, because it’s not all glitz and glamour. You have no power over that editing.’ I just tried to give her the best advice based on my experience.”
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