Terrence Howard is single once more. The Empire star secretly divorced his third wife, Mira Pak, on Monday July 27, the New York Daily News has confirmed.
In legal papers obtained by the outlet, it is stated that Pak, 38, started divorce proceedings (citing irreconcilable differences) back in March, while pregnant with her and Howard’s first child.
The couple’s son, Qirin Love, was born in May, and despite the fact that Howard claimed to be doing his share of baby night duty, Pak says in divorce papers that she and the 46-year-old actor had been living separately since August 2014.
The information about Howard’s most recent divorce became public during the closing arguments of a separate court proceeding relating to his second wife, Michelle Ghent, on Monday, Aug. 17.
The court case on Monday between Howard and Ghent is his ongoing bid to overturn his 2012 settlement with his former wife, amid claims that she had blackmailed him. The Oscar nominated star says his ex threatened to release embarrassing recordings of him dancing naked and having phone sex with other women, if he didn’t agree to a hefty divorce settlement.
Ghent maintains, via her lawyers, that her actions were just one side of a fiery relationship.
It was during Howard’s testimony that the judge referred to Pak, who appeared in court by the actor’s side just last week, as his “ex-wife.” The comment came amid telephone recordings of a conversation Howard had with Ghent in October 2013 claiming he still loved her, despite having recently married Pak.
“I will never love someone like I loved you,” Howard told Ghent in the October 2013 call. “You are my dream of all time.”
Ghent claims his phone call — and the emotion expressed within — is evidence that she had not extorted him a year previously. Howard says otherwise, and insists his relationship with Ghent was complicated. “I loved her, and I was afraid of her also,” he testified Monday.
A ruling on this case is due early next week.
For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!