Following Kevin Hart’s return to the headlines after issuing a grovelling apology to his wife and family after someone allegedly tried to extort him with a ‘sexually suggestive’ video, Metro.co.uk recap on the comedian’s turbulent relationships, failed marriage and cheating allegations.
The Ride Along actor has two children with his first wife Torrei who he divorced in 2011 after eight years of marriage. Torrei has previously claimed that Eniko Parrish – his current wife – was the reason for her failed marriage with Kevin.
And now Eniko is dealing with brand new infidelity allegations just months after Kevin ‘laughed off’ cheating rumours in July, in which he was accused of being unfaithful to his pregnant wife, who he married in August 2016.
His latest apology comes after TMZ reported how a woman, who claims to have a ‘sexually suggestive’ video of her and Hart, was trying to get money out of the actor. There is no suggestion it is a sex tape.
Where it all began…
Kevin married Mrs Hart number one, also known as Torrei, in 2003. They had two children together, daughter Heaven, 12 and Hendrix, nine.
Hart separated from wife Torrei in February 2010 after nearly eight years of marriage, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. Their divorce was finalised in 2011.
He requested joint custody of the couple’s two children and sought to deny his ex of spousal support but has since said he pays her ’20k a month.’
Torrei accuses Eniko of coming between her and Kevin’s marriage
When your ex-wife is on a reality show called Atlanta Exes, there is a very good chance your dirty laundry will be aired for the world to see.
And in 2014, Torrei slammed Kev’s then-girlfriend Eniko, who reportedly met Kevin in 2009, for being responsible for the breakdown of their marriage.
Torrei told Entertainment Tonight: ‘It does hurt that my kids have to be around a woman who broke up a marriage. When you have your kids saying, “Mommy, what happened?”.’
Kevin defends Eniko
The Get Hard actor didn’t take well to the accusations being thrown at his lover by his ex-lover and took to Twitter to deliver a good old rant
He wrote: ‘I guess giving a woman over 20k a month and still being there for her and being a incredible father isn’t enough!
‘My woman has nothing to do with my past marriage problems in any way shape or form. It’s almost 7yrs total of me not being with my Ex.’
And Kevin insisted his marriage was over when his new romance started.
He said: ‘With that being said don’t believe the hype people, I’ve been separated & divorced for a long time now people. I’ve moved on with my life.’
Kevin proposes to Eniko
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Kevin and Eniko after getting engaged (Picture: Instagram/kevinhart4real)
Hart proposed to his model girlfriend back in 2014 on her 30th birthday.
He made the announcement that ‘she said yes’ on his Instagram account.
And Eniko was clearly excited about the prospect of marrying her Laugh At My Pain comedian as she posted this on Instagram: ‘I said YES!!!!!
‘To the most amazing man in the world.. Thirty has been GREAT to me thus far, I wouldn’t trade it for anything..Thanks to my dearest friends, fam, and the LOVE of my life… for making this day a memorable one! You all hold a special place in my heart! xO.’
Eniko and Kevin make it down the aisle in wedded bliss.
8.13.16 💫 I'm Grateful to God every day for putting us together. When it's real, no love/bond can ever be faked nor broken. My partner in life, My other half that makes me whole, My SOULMATE.♥ Thank you for always keeping a smile on my face.. I love you more every day. 8 years together..1 year married..Forever to go! #HartilyYours 💍 Happy 1 year anniversary babe! We made it! 💃🏽
In August 2016, the happy couple wed in a romantic ceremony in Santa Barbara. Hart’s son Hendrix served as the best man.
‘I’m looking forward to getting married. We got seven years under our belt, been engaged for two. It’s time,’ Hart told Us Weekly before his wedding.
Eniko announces her pregnancy
The happy couple announced they were having a boy to the fans on Instagram during America’s Mother’s Day in May 2017, less than a year after their wedding.
Alongside a series of pictures, the comedian wrote: ‘Celebrating Mother’s Day with my beautiful wife. We are laughing at the fact that this time next year we will be celebrating her 1st actual Mother’s Day. #Harts #Blessed.’
Kevin laughs off cheating rumours after being pictured with another woman
Kevin was photographed smiling and sharing a car with a mysetry woman at 5am outside a hotel (Picture: Backgrid)
However, in July 2017, a video surfaced online that showed the actor sharing a car with a woman who wasn’t his wife, which led to speculation he was having an affair.
The couple were spotted in the stationary car, which they later exited, outside a Miami hotel at 5am.
Shortly after the video emerged, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to post a meme about ‘laughing off the BS’. He captioned the image: ‘#LiveLoveLaugh…..SMDH.’
Speaking out days after the allegations Kevin told Entertainment Tonight: ‘It’s absolutely not true. It’s Miami, the clubs close at 6 a.m., so I was actually going home early.’
Kevin managed to hit headlines for different reasons in the last month, almost distracting everyone from the cheating allegations made just in July.
The actor shared a video post on his Instagram at the weekend calling for some of his famous pals to dig deep into their pockets and donate the $25k (£19.1k) to The American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey victims.
And now… a grovelling apology
The entertainer issued a grovelling apology on Instagram on Saturday after someone allegedly tried to extort him after threatening him with a ‘sexually suggestive’ video.
His rep confirmed he had been the victim of extortion, telling People: ‘Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.’
Kevin posted a video to his Instagram account on Saturday night, in which he apologised to his wife and children for the situation.
The video was captioned: ‘Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be …I love you all.’
There is nothing to suggest this tape is a sex tape and the video’s date is unknown.