Mekhi Phifer became well known in his role in Spike Lee’s Clockers. After that, he was also featured in Paid in Full and played as a doctor in ER. It seems that the actor is quite private when it comes to his private life. However, when he visited Power 105′s The Breakfast Club to promote his forthcoming film, Divergent, he was open in discussing about his love life.
When asked if being married at a young age has affected his career, Mekhi replied:
“No it didn’t affect my career, it affected me and helped me learn a lot about myself. I was young, I was like 24 years old and that’s tough being that young in this business, where I was at in this business and being in a tumultuous relationship. Because you try to do the right thing, me and her have a son together. Being in that kind of relationship and that jump in my career at that age, it was tough. I can’t front arguing at home and going through all of that because we were both young and with both our A-type personalities–but we’re really good peoples now. We’re better off, like we’re happily divorced, we’re better off friends and we’re raising our son together now but at the time it was crazy. For a lack of a better term, you’re traveling and girls are throwing it at you and sometimes your catching it.”
Were they having a bad break up? He said:
“Yeah and no, I was kind of relived. I had developed this bald spot in the back of my hair because I was stressed and I didn’t even know it was stress. But once we got separated and I didn’t make it hard, I left her with the house and all of that and just left. I left with my clothes and my whip so then I was cool. But I guess she was still affected by it, she did this whole Honey article.”
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