Kevin Hart addressed his cheating scandal with Will Smith on “Red Table Talk,” as the actor took over the Facebook show — which is usually hosted by his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith — for Father’s Day on June 20.
Hart admitted he’d “stepped in some s**t” and wasn’t prepared for the consequences. “Having a little girl in my life, it’s tough. You don’t realize the impact that your mistakes can truly have. When the kids get involved, it’s a different feeling, it’s a different emotion,” he said, adding it’s “hard to bother [him]” but having to speak to his daughter, Heaven, about what happened was extremely difficult.
“When your child shows disappointment, shows emotion, shows ‘I don’t understand why’ and you’ve got to have those conversations, the head drops for the first time… you realize there’s a different emotional cord that can be pulled on you that nobody else has the privilege of ever touching. My daughter touched on that cord,” he said.
Hart said having the conversation “was one like no other” for him. “Getting my daughter back, getting my daughter to understand that I’m sorry, that I made a mistake, that was real. To understand, I’m still dad,” he added.
Hart shares Heaven and son Hendrix with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart. He and Parrish have become parents for a second time since the scandal, welcoming their daughter, Kaori, in September 2020.