Actress Gina Torres has gone public with her new man for the first time since splitting from ex-husband, Laurence Fishburne. Torres and Kevin White hit the red carpet for the premiere of the Gina Rodriguez-led film, Miss Bala, and were all smiles in front of the cameras.
Coincidentally, White is the same man whom Torres was spotted sharing a kiss with in 2017, right as speculation grew about the state of her marriage and before she announced that she and Fishburne had actually been separated since late 2016.
“With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year,” the 49-year-old actress stated at the time. “There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”
The former couple also share a daughter named Delilah, for whom Torres said they would continue to keep the peace for.
“Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe,” she said. “As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we’re in this together, if not side by side.”
Fishburne would follow her statement by filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. They were able to reach an agreement amicably about how to split their assets and how to co-parent their daughter.
As for White, he is supposedly a very different guy than what Torres is used to. He is a real estate exec, and according to a “pal” who spoke to the New York Post in 2017, he’s the “cowboy-type.”
“I think when you’ve been married a long time and you become single, you look for someone that has what your ex was missing,” they said. “I think she finds in Kevin when [sic] she didn’t find in [Laurence Fishburne]. He’s the opposite of a Hollywood guy — he’s just cowboy-type, ‘I’m going to go ride my horse’ type of guy.”
But one thing they do have in common is the fact that White reportedly also left a long marriage before he started seeing Torres. He was married 20 years in comparison to her 15 before deciding to split with his wife.