UPDATED: Saturday, August 13, 12 PM EST:
Terrence Howard, star of Fox’s super hit drama Empire, welcomed his second child with wife Mira Pak on Friday. The couple, who already has a 15-month-old son, named their newest baby boy, Hero, reports People.
The Oscar-nominated actor already has three children with his first and second marriage to Lori McCommas, include daughters, Heaven and Aubrey and a son, Hunter.
Howard had no children with second wife Michelle Ghent, whom he rigorously battled in court proceedings last year, claiming that she coerced him into signing a divorce settlement or else be subjected to a leak of personal details about life.
Howard’s marriages have been fodder for the press and his present wife has not been spared. The pair, who reportedly married in 2013 also secretly divorced last July.
Pak reportedly filed for the split while she was pregnant with their first child citing irreconcilable differences. The 39-year-old former model and restaurateur stated in her divorce petition that she and Howard had actually parted ways nearly a year before she filed for divorce, according to the New York Daily News.
But last fall, Howard and Pak appeared to have rekindled their relationship and were spotted at various public events sporting their weddings bands. Go figure!
Meanwhile, Howard proudly announced the birth of his little Hero by tweeting a picture of toddler son, Qirin, lovingly holding and kissing his new baby brother.
SOURCE: PEOPLE, the New York Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
Terrence Howard’s Divorce Settled: Ex-Wife Only Gets Bicycle, Spousal Support
After a grueling and bitter two-year divorce, actor Terrence Howard (pictured left) and his now former wife Michelle Ghent (pictured) have finally divorced, ending their nearly three-year marriage. Reportedly, Howard’s divorce attorneys made it possible for him to hold on to most of his assets while Ghent wound up with the short end of the stick, reports the Hollywood Gossip.
According to the divorce decree, Howard got to keep both of their homes located in Pennsylvania and every single one of his 25 bank accounts.
The couple owned a pricey 2011 Range Rover…and Ghent also has to hand its keys over to her ex-hubby.
The 35-year-old ex-missus does however get to keep her bicycle.
Well alrighty now!
The couple also agreed to spousal support for Ghent over the next three years to the tune of $5,800 a month, which is mere a drop in the bucket for the A-list actor.
The couple’s divorce war was fodder for news outlets everywhere. There were such nasty accusations as Ghent allegedly giving Howard pet names like “N-word monkey.”
The Oscar-nominated performer and Ghent have no children together, and according to Howard, Ghent said that she “did not want any N-word children from him” because she never wanted to marry a “N-word” in the first place.
There were also reports of physical abuse and violent threats made that reportedly began even before the ink dried on their marriage license. At one point, Ghent was granted a restraining order by the courts against Howard, whom she claims had dangerous bouts of mood swings that are so intense he threatened to throw her off a balcony.
Both Howard and Ghent have denied all the allegations that have been made throughout their divorce battle.