Shemar Moore Speaks On Past Loves: ‘Toni Was A Fun Ride, But Halle Was A Necessary Experience’

April 23, 2013  |  

 

I don’t know why people always ask celebrities about people they dated decades ago, but we’re sure glad they did. BET recently did a one-on-one with Shemar Moore, for what reason we’re not sure, but in the interview the Criminal Minds actor was asked about his past relationships with Halle Berry and Toni Braxton and he didn’t hesitate to gush over Ms. Berry and the caliber of woman she is, or let the world know it wasn’t all that serious with Miss. Braxton –ooop. Check out the snippets:

You’ve been linked with some high-profile women, including Toni Braxton and Halle Berry. Were those relationships for real, or just tabloid gossip?
[Toni Braxton] was my first Hollywood relationship. I was a baby, I did not know s***. I had just graduated from college, I had no money and I was on Young and the Restless. She called my agent when she was shooting a video in Miami, and it just went from there. I was like the little kid who found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was a wild ride with Toni. She would never sing for me, though. That always bothered me.

What about Halle?
She was the first woman to really knock my socks off. I fell hard for Halle. A lot of people now know we dated, but we had to keep it hush-hush at the time because she was fresh off her divorce from David Justice. I’m still grateful for that relationship. I was smitten not just because of who she was, but because we were so similar in so many ways. She was biracial, she was kind of going through the same things I was in Hollywood. Toni was a fun ride, but Halle was a necessary experience. It made me much stronger as a man, and knowing the caliber of woman I want in the future.

She hasn’t had the greatest luck with men since then. Any regrets there?
No, none at all. She’s a tough cookie. I’m glad she’s got a family now. If this love she’s got with this guy is real, then that’s what she needs.

You’re turning 43 next week and have been a bachelor for a while. Any thoughts about settling down?
It’s no accident that I’m not married and don’t have kids yet. Because despite what I’ve achieved in my career, I’m always wondering when somebody’s gonna tap me on the shoulder and say, “OK, the gig is up.” I don’t mind being uncomfortable. In fact, I like being uncomfortable, picking up and moving, and all that. But, it’s not exactly the best scenario for a family. Of course, I want to be able to share that with somebody one day. When I do tie the knot, it will be one time, for good.

Why didn’t Shemar come out and say this a long time ago so everyone could stop calling Halle crazy?!

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