Hart-break: Kevin's ex-lashes out

Posted: May 23, 2014

 K EVIN HART'S EX-WIFE is causing quite the stir before her new reality show, "Atlanta Exes," a spin-off of "Hollywood Exes," hits VH1 in August.

Torrei Hart, who met Kevin at Community College of Philadelphia before he hit it big, alleged the dissolution of her marriage was due to Hart's affair with his current girlfriend, model Eniko Parrish.

"I never lashed out," Torrei told "Entertainment Tonight." "I never tried to punch her in the face, even though I've had moments where - trust and believe - I wanted to KO her ass."

She added: "It does hurt that my kids have to be around a woman who broke up a marriage. I was with him when he was selling sneakers for $5 an hour. I was at every show. I was at his first show where he ever did stand-up. . . . I was his muse. I was there from the beginning."


The North Philly-born comedian took to Twitter to deny the allegations, saying that his relationship with his ex-wife ended about seven years ago, whereas he's been dating Parrish for only five, and blaming Torrei's comments on her need for fame. He added that he's been nothing but supportive when it comes to his ex's new man.

"I guess giving a woman over 20k a month and still being there for her and being a incredible father isn't enough!" Hart tweeted. He followed up with, "With that being said I hope my Ex wife honestly finds happiness. THIS HAS BEEN A KEVIN HART PERSONAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Have a good day everybody."

'Legend'-ary proposal

A man proposed at Tuesday night's John Legend concert at the Kimmel Center. He got down on one knee near the end of Legend's "You & I" to do the deed, and the audience rose to their feet to take pics of the couple. Good thing she said yes.

I also hear that new Eagles backup QB Mark Sanchez (who brought a lady friend, because of course he did) and former Eagle/current Fox 29 commentator Darwin Walker also took in the show. Sanchez and the gal pal also attended the after-party at Volver, Jose Garces' relatively new eatery inside the Kimmel Center.

Legend was in town giving the commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, on Monday, where he was accompanied by his Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover-model wife, Chrissy Teigen.

Phillies bits

* MTV2 cameras will shadow Jimmy Rollins and buddy DJ Markus Schulz for an upcoming "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" episode to air at 11 p.m. June 3.

* Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and his wife, former elementary-school teacher Krystle Howard, are teaming up with Scholastic to pen a series of children's books aimed at 7- to 10-year-olds. The Little Rhino book series is scheduled to hit shelves in spring 2015.

He Cannes do it

Recent Art Institute of Philadelphia grad Jordan Fraser's senior film, "Changed," was accepted into the Short Film Corner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. His film was one of only 50 selected.

'Good' Stuff

Former Daily News staffer Renee Lucas-Wayne is mounting her newest play, "While the Gettin's Good," at the Community Education Center (3500 Lancaster Ave.), May 29 through June 1. The show is a rom-com that follows a woman on a no-good, very-bad day. For more info and to reserve the $20 tickets, email BMWprod@hotmail.com.

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