Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish's evolution to couple goals post sex extortion scandal
Kevin and Eniko are a couple that's not shy of sharing their family photos and showcasing their love for each other publicly, especially on their respective Instagram accounts.
One of the lowest points in Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko's marriage has got to be the sex scandal that broke out about the comedian last year; but since then they have been able to come out stronger and it's for sure that they have come a long way since that. In recent updates, Eniko celebrated her husband's 39th birthday with full pomp and show, gushing about him on Instagram with the most loving note ever.
Kevin and Eniko are a couple that's not shy of sharing their family photos and showcasing their love for each other publicly, especially on their respective Instagram accounts. And this birthday for the comedian was no different, as Eniko took the opportunity to write, “Happy birthday babe. There are so many words to describe you..wonderful, amazing, unique, incomparable, handsome, strong, incredibly FUNNY."
She continued, saying, "U keep a smile on everyone’s face…I could go on forever…but putting a smile on your face is my number one goal today. You mean the world to me. Happy Birthday to my love! Xoxo,” alongside a photo of the couple with their son, Kenzo, and her step-children: Hendrix, 10, and Heaven, 13. And all of this came just months after Kevin was involved in a sex extortion scandal for cheating on his then-eight-months-pregnant wife.
However, Kevin seemed to be on the right path — especially doing right by Eniko — as, on September 16, 2017, a rather emotional apology came from his side to his 33-year-old wife. The two had been married for a little over a year, following a two-year-long engagement, but the apology weighed heavier than anything else as Kevin detailed everything about the scandal from his encounter with the model, Montia Sabbag, to the eventual extortion that had ensued over the recording of them having sex in a Las Vegas hotel room.
“And I just, you know, it’s a s—-y moment. It’s a s—-y moment wen you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior,” Kevin had said in the apology. “But I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes […] I’d rather fess up to my mistakes,” he added. Following that, he had opened up to Eniko and contacted the police too.
Back in May this year, in a shocking turn of events it was revealed that the one behind the extortion was none other than Kevin’s longtime friend Jonathan Todd “J.T.” Jackson, 41 who happens to be a minor actor and has even appeared in several films with him. Jackson was then charged by the County District Attorney’s office and held on $100,000 bail. Kevin response to that was a tweet, saying he was “at a loss for words.”
But on the brighter side, the "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" star and his wife — who welcomed their baby son seven months ago — have still managed to be going strong; especially with Kevin's apology revolving a lot around “doing better” for his kids and Eniko. And even after all this time, Kevin seems to have stayed true to his words, as for clear with his candid discussion on the Power 105.1 FM show 'The Breakfast Club', back in December.
“I’m guilty, regardless of how it happened and what was involved, the s– that I can’t talk about, I’m guilty. I’m wrong,” he said. “It’s beyond irresponsible. There’s no way around it. That’s Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That’s not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed you lay in it,” he continued.
Back in May, Kevin had also posted an honest tribute to Eniko on his Instagram on the occasion of Mothers Day. Alongside the photo of the two of them with their son, he wrote, “Happy Mothers Day to my amazing Beautiful wife @enikohart ….We are celebrating you & your greatness all day honey. I love u to the moon & back,” he wrote, adding the hashtags #Harts, #ForeverMyRib and #HappyMothersDay.”
But Eniko has been through her fair share o ordeal too; with her prompt return to Atlanta with her husband, right after the scandal broke out, she was ready to stand by him through the trying times with unwavering support, accompanying him on the set of his new Night School film (coming out Sept. 28). “She is adamant about working through it, she won’t give up on their marriage.” a source had told People magazine. “She is standing by Kevin’s side,” said another source. “They are dealing with this together.”
Soon followed Kevin speaking out in Eniko’s defense when his ex-wife Torrei Hart — whom she shared two children with — implied that the cause of their divorce in 2010, had been Eniko — something that was deduced by the ex-wife following Eniko's controversial 2016 post, that said she and Kevin had been together for eight years meaning they were together before Kevin and Torrei's marriage had ended.
But Eniko wasn't taking any sh*t from any social media critic who accused her of being a homewrecker. In a comment, she shut them all down saying, “Their marriage was broken way before I came in the picture.. They were separated living in separate homes. I was never a secret.” She also added that the cheating rumors were “spread” by Torrei “years ago [because] she wanted to play the ‘victim’ and not own up to her wrongdoing as well.”
When Torrei countered her on that, Eniko had replied, “We have made successful strides to become a loving co-parenting family, but you have now left it open for my character to be questioned. You, Kevin, and I know the truth." How stoic and classy of her! It's clear that plummetting from a bond this strong seems like an impossible thing to happen for the couple now, and we truly hope it doesn't either.