Kevin Hart’s ex-wife may no longer be with the comedian but she has made the decision to keep his last name and makes no apologies for it.
Torrei Hart says keeping the name was done in large part because of their children, daughter Heaven, 16, and son Hendrix, 13.
“He had no issues with me changing my last name and my children also said to me, ‘Mom, we do not want you to change your last name,’” she said last week on “The Real.” “They wanted the same last name as me and I said, ‘OK, guys. I will keep the same last name as you.’”
The Harts married in 2003 and divorced in 2011. He has since remarried and has two kids with his wife Eniko Hart.
Torrei Hart said having a uniform last name makes life easier for the kids. “Because when you go to school sometimes and one parent has a different name, one parent has a different name, it’s like the kid gets called to the office and it’s like, ‘Oh, this is Johnson, but this is Hart.’ That weighs on the child,” she said on “The Real.”
“Another thing, it’s not about me. It’s not about Kevin. It’s about our children and what they want. And one thing that we do well is making sure that our kids are happy and we listen to what they want.”
Many elect to keep their ex-spouse’s last name for a variety of reasons, including maintaining uniformity with their kids, avoiding confusion in the workplace, or because they have had it for so long and don’t want to change it. Hart defended her decision to keep the “Ride Along” star’s name when asked by TooFab about her name again last week.
“‘Cause it’s mine, first of all,” she said. “Second of all, because Kevin ain’t never asked for it back or he doesn’t want to give it (back). He’s not trippin’. And, third of all, my kids don’t want me to change my name.