Michael Ealy Finally Dishes On His Marriage...And How His New Wife ISN'T His Type
His unexpected wedding announcement shook everybody up a little over a year ago, and now, About Last Night star Michael Ealy is opening up about love & marriage. Oh, and why his wife isn't actually "his type".
Check out the green-eyed hottie serving up what we've been waiting for inside....
When news rang out that Michael Ealy was officially off the market, we needed more deets than that. He secretly married his (secret?) girlfriend of four years Khatira Rafiqzada in October 2012, but the sexy actor remained mum on any extra details...until now.
In the new issue of Rolling Out, Mr. Ealy tells us what made him finally stop playing games and pop the question, how he knew the time was right, and dating "his type".
Here's the excerpts:
I think it caught a lot of people off guard when you got married. Why was it the time right to take such an important step?
Well, you know me, and you know that I am an extremely private person. But what I can say is that I’m not a young cat anymore. I’ve gone through my share of relationships, which ironically enough, I think have contributed to the work that I’ve done in some of these relationship films. I can relate to Danny in this new film, because I was him. So when I watched the film I was so happy that I had matured beyond that point in my life. Don’t get me wrong; marriage opens up an entirely different can of worms as it pertains to your evolution as a man. I’ve found that for me, the timing of it was right … that’s all that I can really say. And that’s a personal decision that was not made in haste, because we were together for four years. But when you find someone — and that’s something that is very hard to do … but when you find someone that you actually want to spend the rest of your life with, you have to go for it. I was just very lucky that the stars lined up for me.
Now that you have made your decision, and you’re happily married, what is a piece of advice that you can give to other men who may be contemplating that next big step?
While, I don’t consider myself a person that should write a book, or give advice on relationships, what I will share is my personal perspective. What helped me along the way was I had two personal friends of mine whose fiancés died. And I went through a personal struggle where my father got really sick, and I spent a week with him … and it just dawned on me that we don’t have as much time as we think. And when you’re done playing games, and you find someone who has qualities that are much more practical as opposed to romanticized ideals, then you’ve got to hold on to them.
And he even addressed why he didn't marry "his type":
People think that you’re supposed to marry your type … well, I didn’t marry my type. It’s much more practical, and based in a day-to-day existence. So when you have that, and you’re happy, and you love her, don’t waste time. Because time — and I’ve learned that at this point in my life — time is my most precious commodity. Nothing is more precious than time. Because when it runs out … that’s it.
Not sure who "his type" was, but she's totally the type we saw him wifing.
Check out the full interview HERE where he also discusses wanting to shed his rom-com star image to play a villain.
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