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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 began a relationship and eventually got married. They had two children, but infidelities on Kevin’s behalf would ruin their union. Torrei filed for divorce in 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences.” According to her, 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 very 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 that caught the funny man’s attention. Torrei has never shied away from talking about her feelings post-divorce and this particular interview on ET was no different. She cried as she revealed painful details about her and Kevin’s marriage in the midst of other ex-wives like Tameka Raymond (Usher’s ex-wife). Torrei has been called everything from bitter to fame-hungry, but I find it odd that no one has ever called her…heartbroken. Have you ever been heartbroken?
Sure, Torrei and Kevin haven’t been together in years but it there an expiration date on pain? Torrei says she was at Kevin’s first show. She was his muse. She was with him when he only made $5 an hour selling sneakers. And now, that he’s a millionaire, he’s with Eniko, who he called his “rib.” As Torrei put it, it’s easy to be someone’s rib when they’re rich and famous. Touche.
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 children since the children already have so much to deal with growing up in the spotlight especially when he speaks “so highly” of her. Well, hello perfect world that we do not live in. Of course Kevin speaks highly of Torrei, he’s freakin’ living an amazing life with his new chick who fits the typical 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 was never that invested in he and Torrei’s relationship since he was cheating on her before she finally decided to end it. 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 limelight. But clearly that’s not enough. I think her heart is still ridden with jaded memories and even the slightest trigger, a scent, a song or question about the new chick brings rekindles those feelings.
Torrei wrote this passage to Hart:
“@kevinhart4real has been my biggest inspiration I’ve watched him from the beginning he is the hardest working man I know. But in order for people to grow and prosper sometimes God will force you out of someone’s shadow. The hardest thing I ever had to do was lose my family. But as I heal and grow I understand why it had to happen. Yes I was broken at a point in my life but that is only natural for someone who’s had to suffer what I had to suffer. Our divorce was finalized two years ago and we were only separated 8 months prior to the divorce. Despite what @kevinhart4real has said and the time frames he is trying to establish Eniko Parrish @neekibaby was his mistress and was one of the reasons that broke up my family. I have more proof but Kevin should just be honest for both of our healing. I want @kevinhart4real and I to be friends like he portrays we are to the media. @kevinhart4real has gained success by using his family as his number one source of material. From his stand up to his tv shows he’s used my personal life as his main story line. So at this place in my career I know he is one of the reason doors are opening up for me. And I am grateful to him for that. And we both have been blessings to each other in that area. So now that the doors are opened the work ethic that I have always had is no longer standing in his shadow pushing his career, now it’s shining so I can have my own.”
Eniko also chimed in on Instagram about “class” with her own response to the situation saying, “I’m just here like this too shall pass!” Yeah, because sleeping with a married man is classy. Chile, please.
Torrei is gearing up for her reality show “Hollywood Exes” and I’m sure this won’t be the last time we hear about her relationship with Kevin. According to Kevin’s tweets, Torrei is dating someone new, but that doesn’t mean what happened between them is any less painful. And finally, why the hell are we mad at her for telling her story? When Kevin Hart makes light of it in his comedy shows, do we shun him? Maybe next time, we’ll be a little more understand and be empathetic to a woman who may in fact, still be bitter. But, to be frank, I’d probably be bitter too.
I actually like Kevin Hart’s artistry. I think he’s brilliant and hilarious, but I am also a female who’s been cheated on before and I understand what it’s like for the man to gloat in your absence with the next chick after you’ve put in all that time. It’s sad unfortunate and I do hope Torrei finds peace. I just know I’m not going to bash her until she does.