Kevin Hart is in literally every movie these days, and with great fame comes great tabloid scrutiny.
So it was only a matter of time before Hart became embroiled in some sort of scandal.
It’s to be expected … but we didn’t think Hart’s first major tabloid controversy would be this dumb.
Hart married Eniko Parrish last year, and she’s currently pregnant with the couple’s first child.
(Hart has two kids from his first marriage.)
Hart allegedly cheated on his first wife, Torrei Hart, with Parish, so certain members of the press has been eager to catch him an act of infidelity for the quite some time.
And yesterday, it briefly looked as though their time had come.
Video of Hart sitting in a car with a young woman at 5 am emerged online yesterday, and at first, it looked mighty incriminating.
Then, slowly, the truth began to emerge.
Those who watched the video closely noted that Kevin appears to be sitting in the passenger seat, and the unidentified woman is in the back.
What’s more, there’s a third person in the car, seated in the passenger seat.
Hart talks to both parties, and at no point does he engage in any physical contact with the woman.
Unfortunately, the story went viral with astounding speed.
Hart was even a worldwide trending topic on Twitter last night.
Today, he took to Instagram to set the record straight:
He captioned the photo:
“#LiveLoveLaugh ….. SMDH”
For her part, Parrish hasn’t directly addressed the rumors, but she did post a pregnant selfie yesterday that seemed to be her way of brushing off the rumors.
“Well H E L L O #WCW Much hasn’t really changed. I’m still in the gym 3-5 days a week and I feel GREAT! The BBB’s got a little bigger…Boobs,Butt,& Belly of course but I’ll take it! Thanks little guy!” Eniko wrote.
Asked about wife and unborn son this week, Hart joked about possible names:
“My wife would kill me if I said what she’s got going on,” the 38-year-old told E! News. “I’m going to shut up before I get myself in trouble!”
“We’ve got names floating around. All I know is I want a ‘K’ to be in there somewhere. The name Kevin, Kay—something’s got to come full circle.”
So there you have it.
Looks like Hart really didn’t do anything wrong … except for captioning a photo with “#LiveLaughLove.”
C’mon, dude. Are you a comedian or the home decor section of Target?