If you’ve ever watched one of Kevin Hart’s hilarious stand-up comedy shows, you’ve laughed with him about his children, his shortcomings and past marriage with Torrei–a woman he met in college. Torrei and Kevin eventually got married and had two children, but infidelities on Kevin’s behalf would ruin their union. She filed for divorce in 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences.” According to Torrei Hart, Kevin cheated on her with the woman, Eniko Parrish, who he is in a relationship with now.
Since Hart’s rise to fame, Torrei has been vocal about their marriage and what broke them apart. In a recent interview with ET, Torrei revealed that it still hurts, to see her and Kevin’s children with his current girlfriend.
“I never tried to punch her in the face, even though I’ve had moments where — trust and believe — I wanted to K.O. her ass,” she said. “It does hurt that my kids have to be around a woman who broke up a marriage,” Torrei added. “I was with [Kevin] when he was selling sneakers for five dollars an hour. I was at every show. I was at his first show where he ever did standup … I was his muse. I was there from the beginning.”
The interview sparked a response from Kevin, who vented on Twitter:
Kevin and Torrei’s story sounds similar to ones we’ve heard before…man gets rich, man leaves wife for hot young model. Eniko turned out to be that aspiring model to steal the funny man’s heart. Torrei has never shied away from talking about her feelings post-divorce. She clearly wears her heart on her sleeve in every interview. But,this particular interview on ET, she cried. She’s been called everything from bitter to fame-hungry, but I find it odd that no one has ever called her heartbroken. Sure, she and Kevin haven’t been together in years but is there an expiration date on pain? Torrei says she was at Kevin’s first show. She was with him when he only made $5 an hour selling sneakers.
Unlike regular relationships, Torrei has to watch Kevin and the woman he cheated on her with, on the red carpet, in movies, on the news, and in photos with her children. The most I ever have to encounter my ex is on Facebook or Twitter.
Some critics argue that Torrei shouldn’t slander the father of her children– the children already have so much to deal with, growing up in the spotlight. Well hello perfect world that we do not live in. Of course he speaks highly of Torrei, he’s freakin’ living an amazing life with his new chick who fits the Hollywood standard.
Kevin clearly moved on from the situation and I can see how easy that would be since he was cheating in the first place and is the $50 million dollar man with a rising career. One can speculate that he wasn’t as invested in the relationship since he was cheating before it ended. Maybe if Torrei were in it for the money, $20,000 a month would satisfy her and she could live a lavish life outside the lime light.
Torrei is gearing up for the reality show “Hollywood Exes” and I’m sure this won’t be the last time we hear about her relationship with Kevin. Torrei is dating someone new, but that doesn’t mean what happened between her and Kevin is no less painful. And finally, why the hell are we mad at her for telling her story? Maybe next time, we’ll not shun her and be empathetic to a woman who may still be bitter. To be frank, I’d probably be bitter too.