“I Take Responsibility”: Kevin Hart On How He “Messed Up My First Marriage” To Torrei

October 12, 2016  |  

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish officially tied the knot in August, but the world’s highest-paid comedian is just now opening up about how he’s feeling after saying “I do” — for the second time.

While appearing as a guest on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, Chelsea, he joked about being off the market and Handler missing her chance to lock him down when she opted for 50 Cent instead. But Hart also got serious when speaking on doing things differently the second time around after admittedly messing up his first marriage to Torrei Hart. He previously told Oprah in 2014 that “I did wrong” by cheating on her.

“Yes, I’ve been married. I’m divorced,” Kevin said. “I was young in my first marriage. Chelsea, I’m not ashamed to say it. I got married at the age of 22. I was still all over the place. I didn’t really understand the definition of marriage so I wasn’t ready for it. I take responsibility. I can say I messed my first marriage up. I’m man enough to say that. And at the same time, that was when I was in the prime of my sexy, so don’t blame me. Don’t blame me! That’s when I was figuring it out.”

Kevin said that despite wrecking his past marriage, he’s currently in a great place with Torrei and happier than ever.

“I will say that me and my ex-wife, regardless of the problems we went through, we’re in an amazing place now, he said. “We’re friends, we’re great parents, we’re co-parents, but we have a relationship. Now that I’ve moved on and I met somebody else, to make this step was a big step. It took me some time. It took seven years. And then I was like, ‘You know what? She deserves it because I can’t just keep letting this wrong around free. That’s not fair to her. I got to lock this up.’ I’m talking about my body, that’s what I’m talking about [laughs]. So I proposed and I can honestly say I’m happy. I’m in love. I found a good woman, and this time I’m going to do it properly. I’m going to do it right. But I’m ready. I’m 37 now.”

It’s good to see Kevin happy, and it’s also really great to see he and Torrei, as well as Eniko, all getting along well these days. Torrei was actually there to support the comedian, standing alongside Eniko, as he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.

Kevin Hart Torrei Eniko

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They’ve all definitely come a long way.

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