It is usually quite hard to succeed without the help, support, and prayers of those closest to you. There are times when the pressure becomes too much and you are so confused that the only thing that can keep you going is words of encouragement from your loved ones. Ask any successful celebrity and they will tell you they could not have made it without the help and support of their parents or siblings.
Kevin Hart is one of the most successful actors, producers, and television personalities in the world. Many people find themselves glued to their TVs when the comedian is on screen. If you are his fan, then you might be interested to know the kind of family the comedian comes from including his siblings. This will help you know the pillars who have stood by him and helped groomed him into the Hollywood star you love today.
Kevin Hart’s Dad and Mom
To begin with, Kevin’s parents are still alive and are in contact with him. Kevin was born to Henry Robert Witherspoon and Nancy Hart on July 6, 1979, in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Almost from the onset, Robert was not capable of being a father to his son. He was a cocaine addict who spent most of his time in and out of jail.
Nancy, Kevin’s mother had the difficult and daunting responsibility of raising her son on her own. Being a single mother, she had to work hard to provide for her sons. According to what Kevin says, his mother suffered to raise them and he actually grew in the streets. She tried to put him and his brother through school and managed to take them to not-so-good schools. To help support his single mother and bear the burden of running the family, Kevin took a job as a shoe salesman.
Kevin had the natural ability to make people laugh and also a passion for stand-up comedy. He used his unique talent as a coping mechanism to deal with the struggles of his family. He succeeded and stayed out of trouble. It is needless to say but it appears Kevin Hart gave his mother an easy time. As you may know, most children raised by single mothers usually end up badly especially if the single parent does not have a steady and good income.
The good news is that Robert actually went for rehabilitation and quit cocaine use. He is now better and his relationship with his son has greatly improved.
Kevin Hart’s Brother
The comedian has an older brother named Robert Hart. The two grew up together in Philadelphia and were cared for by their single mother. There is very little information on Robert Hart but his kid brother is very supportive of him. He has mentioned him in many of his best moments and in his jokes.
The other important people in Kevin’s life include his ex-wife Torrei Hart and their two children, a boy and a girl aged 7 and 10 respectively. Torrei was his college sweetheart and have been there for him right when he began his career helping him make important decisions that have led to his success. Although he divorced her, he still loves and cares about her and both have since remained friends. Another important person soon to be part of Kevin’s family is his fiancee Eniko Parish to whom he is engaged and set to marry on August 8, 2016.
Now you know the important people in Kevin Hart’s life. It is right to say that the comedian did a lot to gain footing in Hollywood despite his humble beginnings and not-so-good family background. He deserves a lot of respect for staying out of trouble and dealing with challenges in his early life. We also have to give a lot of credit to his mother who struggled to provide for his basic needs despite the fact that she was a single mother to two children.