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Kevin Hart: I Messed Up My First Marriage With Torrei Hart

He wasn’t ready. Kevin Hart admitted in a new interview with Chelsea Handler that he “messed up” his marriage with first wife Torrei Hart because of his age. Watch what he said in the clip above.

“I was young on my first marriage, Chelsea,” the comedian, 37, told the talk show host, 41, on her Netflix show, Chelsea, Monday, October 10. “I’m not ashamed to say it, guys. I got married at the age of 22. I was still all over the place. I didn’t really understand the definition of marriage. I wasn’t ready for it, so I take responsibility. I can say I messed my first marriage up. I’m man enough to say that.”

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Hart then quipped, “At the same time, that was when I was in the prime of my sexy, so don’t blame me. That’s when I was figuring it out.”

The Get Hard actor, who was married to Torrei, 38, from 2003 to 2011, says he and his ex have maintained a strong relationship since their divorce as they coparent their two children, daughter Heaven, 11, and son Hendrix, 8.

Kevin Hart and wife Torrei during Polaroid/OutKast 2004 Grammy Party.
Kevin Hart and wife Torrei during the Polaroid/OutKast 2004 Grammy party. Maury Phillips/WireImage

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“I will say that me and my ex-wife, regardless of the problems we went through, are in an amazing place now where we’re friends, we’re great parents, we’re coparents,” he explained.

Hart also admitted that he was cautious about his decision to tie the knot again in August 2016 with model Eniko Parrish.

“To make this big step, it took me some time,” he told Handler. “It took seven years. And then I was like, ‘You know what? She deserves it, because I can’t keep just letting this walk around free. That’s not fair to her. I got to lock this up.'”

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The happy couple, who first met in 2009, wed in a romantic wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara. Hart’s son, Hendrix, served as the best man.

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish attend the 11th Annual Desert Smash Hosted By Will Ferrell Benefiting Cancer For College at La Quinta Resort and Club on March 10, 2015 in La Quinta, California.
Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish attend the 11th Annual Desert Smash Hosted by Will Ferrell Benefiting Cancer for College at La Quinta Resort and Club on March 10, 2015, in La Quinta, CA. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Desert Smash

“I honestly can say that I’m lucky enough to have an amazing woman,” Hart exclusively told Us prior to the nuptials. “I’m looking forward to getting married. … It’s time.”

The Ride Along actor also spoke with Us at the Men’s Fitness Game Changers Celebration event Monday, October 10, where he gushed about the best part of married life. “You get to laugh every day. For no reason at all,” he told Us. “You just laugh. I’m a very pleasant person to be around; it’s very rare to see me on a bad day. My worst day is someone else’s happiness. I pride myself on living, loving and laughing. I spread that energy wherever I am, with whomever can be touched. My spirit is contagious and my wife gets it first hand.”

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