Omar Epps has had a longstanding career in television and film. From the very beginning of his career, it was obvious he was destined to take the world by storm. Straight out of high school, Omar landed a groundbreaking role alongside Tupac Shakur in the film, Juice. After the success of Juice, there was nowhere for Omar to go but up.
Over the years, he went on to land more starring roles and left his mark on films In Too Deep, Higher Learning, and of course Love & Basketball. Omar has also had success on television with the long-running scripted medical series, House. In fact, he even won the 2007 and 2008 NAACP Image Award for best supporting actor in a drama series for his work on the show. But, behind the fame and fortune, Omar is just like many other Americans. The famed actor is a family man who has been married for more than 10 years. For those who don’t know, he married Keisha Spivey from the 90s R&B group, Total.
Marriage & Home Life:
Throughout Omar’s career, he’s done tons of interviews, but most have been work related. Now, he’s sharing details about his marriage, and how they’ve managed to stay together for so long, reports BlackDoctor.org. Of course, most fans know celebrity marriages aren’t easy to maintain but Omar and Keisha have had success despite the fame. During a recent interview, he shared their secret to a healthy marriage.
“For us, we just took breaking up off the table,” confesses Epps. “That changed the whole dynamic of how we argue, solve problems, everything. It changes everything during the tough times. But I honestly still like my girl,” Epps continues. “You can love someone but not like them. I still like her. I still have that cute and innocent type of love for her.”
Dating’ Your Spouse:
Omar also revealed how they keep the fire burning in their marriage. He admitted he still dates his wife and it keeps the spark burning. Omar, who was previously featured as one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive, revealed he actually feels the sexiest when his wife does something that never gets old. “I feel my sexiest when, we’re going out and my wife gives me that look like, ‘you’re going to get(some) when we get home.’” It looks like Omar and Keisha are definitely in it for the long haul. In addition to keeping their marriage healthy, they work together to raise their daughter, K’mari Mae, and son, Amir. Congratulations to Omar and Keisha!