Michael Ealy just might be the male version of Kerry Washington, because he has proven as of late that he likes to keep his life on the absolute low low.
I was literally just tuning in to The Steve Harvey Show, watching a crazy segment about a married woman obsessed with Ealy. I actually planned to change the channel right after, but then Regina Hall and Ealy sat down for their own segment to chat about their new movie, About Last Night (out today!). In the midst of talking about love, Ealy’s personal life came up, with Harvey asking him, “Mike, you’ve been married for about a year now, right?” Ealy, always uncomfortable bringing up his personal business, reluctantly said yes and very briefly discussed how much he learned so far from being married. The surprise in all this conversation came when Harvey asked Ealy “You see kids in the future?” to which he responded with:
“We have a son.”
Though Harvey and Ealy are, as Harvey said earlier in the episode, “good friends,” this is something that surprised him and everyone else in the audience. However, Hall knew and said that the child is a “beautiful little boy.” It’s unclear if the boy, named Elijah, is brand-spanking new, or if he was born before the wedding, since the two were together for four years before tying the knot. But what is clear is that Ealy wants folks to know that it’s not their business: “I never understand why people announce the birth of their children.” For him, it seems that while he can talk to no end about his films and TV work, Ealy thinks his private life needs to remain private. I wish I could have taken down more of the interview, but my jaw was on the floor for at least 45 seconds, and the convo about his family came and went pretty quickly.
Well, now that the cat is out of the bag…congratulations to Ealy and his wife Khatira Rafiqzad on their son, Elijah! As soon as some video of this afternoon’s episode surfaces, I will be sure to post it below. Until then, share your thoughts.