In June, comedian Mike Epps wed OWN TV producer Kyra Robinson in Los Angeles in front of his famous friends and large family (he has eight brothers). The pair made it to the altar after getting together in 2017. In an interview with the ladies of The View to promote his new Netflix stand-up special Only One Mike, the pair opened up about how they met. According to his new wife, his attempt at a pick-up line was pretty awkward.
“We met in the airport,” Kyra said from the audience. “It was 6 a.m. and I was half sleep and he walked up to me and said, ‘Do you dance?’ And I said ‘What?! Do I dance? I’m a producer.'”
While some women would have likely automatically dismissed Mike, she found the random inquiry to be funny.
“He was like, ‘Oh,'” she said. “I said, ‘I like you, that was funny.'”
“‘Cause strippers hang in the airport all of the time [laughs],” he responded to her memory of their first meeting. “I got lucky.”
Mike is grateful that he didn’t blow things out of the gate, though, because he was so happy about the chance to eventually make Kyra his wife that he was in tears throughout the reading of their vows.
“It was hard,” he admitted to the ladies. “When you meet somebody that’s so beautiful like Kyra, joy makes me cry.”
As he celebrates being a newlywed, those who know and/or follow the comedian are aware that this isn’t his first time down the aisle. In a new interview with The Breakfast Club, he said that he doesn’t like being single, so he didn’t waste any time marrying Kyra. He claimed that he and and his ex-wife, Mechelle, actually split five years ago, so this idea that he moved on super fast isn’t necessarily true.
“It did look fast but you know, I like to be married,” he told Charlamagne and Angela Yee. “I don’t like being single. I’m one of those guys, I like to come home to something structured. Some food, a little something. Someone to share my day with. I can’t date a whole bunch of women.”
For the record, he was married to Mechelle McCain from 2006 to 2017 and the pair share three daughters. Around the time they officially called it quits in late 2017, he started dating Kyra and they announced their engagement in the spring of 2018.