Well, this is disappointing …
You know how, over the summer, there were a whole bunch of rumors that Kevin Hart cheated on his wife, Eniko Parrish?
First, in July, a video was released that showed Kevin sitting in a car with a young woman, and people immediately assumed that something scandalous was taking place, despite the fact that in the video, nothing inappropriate ever happened.
He responded with a meme that read “At the end of the day you just gotta laugh at the BS,” and for the moment, that was that.
Then, last month, his wife Eniko made a mushy Instagram post that seemed to confirm rumors that he’d started hooking up with her while still married to his previous wife, Torrei Hart.
In the post, Eniko thanked Kevin for “8 years together,” apparently failing to recall that he and Torrei had only been divorced for six years.
When people called out that sketchy math in the comments, Eniko got defensive, explaining that “Their marriage was broken way before I came into the picture.”
“They were separated living in separate homes. I was never a secret.”
Torrei responded — all of this went down in the Instagram comments, remember — by complaining that they’d all “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. Either respond truthfully or don’t respond at all.”
Eniko then disabled the comments for her post, and once again, Kevin made a post of his own to tell everyone how he was just laughing everything off.
He asked why writing a book about his life and doing multiple stand-up specials wasn’t enough to stop rumors and comments — but he never addressed the actual issue.
This little scandal was unrelated to the first, but still, bad timing, right?
Taking both stories into consideration, this has been the summer of “Kevin Hart: Cheater or Nah?”
And now, in a shocking new video he made and posted to Instagram, it looks like he may, in fact, be a cheater.
The video was made as an apology to his wife and children for a mistake he made — he didn’t describe the mistake in detail, but it’s pretty easy to read between the lines here.
“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I feel like I have a target on my back,” he explained. “And because of that, I should make smart decisions.”
“And recently, I didn’t.”
Uh oh …
“You know, I’m not perfect,” he continued. “I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way, shape, or form.”
“And I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did.”
“And in doing that, I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who I’ve talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids.”
Kevin added that “it’s a sh-tty moment. It’s a sh-tty moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior.”
“At the end of the day, man, I just simply gotta do better.”
But, and here’s where it gets extra interesting, he said that “I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation, that was what was attempted.”
“I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
So what happened?
A new report from TMZ explains that an unnamed woman has certain damning video clips of herself with Kevin … and she’s been demanding money from him in exchange for keeping those videos to herself.
One of the clips features the woman with Kevin in a club, and they’re said to look pretty intimate with each other.
Another doesn’t feature any faces, but it does show a bed, and you can apparently hear some creaking and some possible sex noises.
Yet another clip shows two people in a bedroom, and the people who’ve seen the footage say that one of those people does kind of look like him.
One of Kevin’s reps stated that “Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.”
So it seems like Kevin made the public apology video before anyone else could get this story out.
What a mess …