“Oh, He Left His Black Wife To Go Be With Some Exotic Chick”: Kevin Hart On Rumors About His Relationship And Ex-Wife Torrei

January 24, 2014  |  

We told you earlier that Kevin Hart is already having a great start to the year, and with the success at the movies and on TV comes magazine covers. First it was VIBE, now it’s Upscale, and in their February issue, the comedian tries to give his best “smize” on the cover, while delivering some major tea on the inside. Hart opens up about what his success means to him, and sets the record straight about the rumors surrounding him, his girlfriend Eniko, and his ex-wife Torrei. Hart also shares his thoughts on his ex-wife’s decision to do a reality show like Atlanta Exes, and why he gave her his blessing. Here’s the tea we learned via TheYbf:

His Feelings On Obtaining The Success He’s Worked Hard For:

I know how much I’ve put into my craft. And thus far, I don’t feel like I’ve half-a**ed my career at any point. And that is why I’m able to sit back and smile. 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.

On His Divorce And Rumors About Him And Eniko:

I read so much stuff that Black women say, especially about my relationship. ‘Oh, he left his Black wife to go be with some exotic chick.’ 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. When we first got together, our relationship was amazing. We got married young and our s**t 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.

What He Thinks About Torrei Doing Atlanta Exes:

I gave her my opinion on why those shows are put on air. 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. She felt it was a good opportunity and she wanted to do it. At the end of the day, it’s my job: that’s the mother of my kids, I’m gonna support her. I still love her, I’m not gonna see her out there doing bad. So you just back the decision and hope that it becomes a good thing for her.

Very interesting interview, especially his feelings on Torrei venturing into the often seedy and messy reality TV world. You can check out his full interview in the new issue. What do you think about all that he had to say about success, the new lady in his life, and supporting his ex-wife?

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