Omar Epps on His Marriage to Wife Keisha: "For us, we just took breaking up off the table."
Behind all the movies for Omar Epps, TV shows and awards you will see his true love: his wife Keisha of 11 years.
Omar married singer Keisha Spivey (formerly of the all-female R&B trio Total) in 2006. The pair met and briefly dated in 1992. But their relationship didn’t last, and Epps says that for years he thought of Spivey as “the one who got away.”
Epps dated a few other women after they broke up, like his Love & Basketball co-star Sanaa Lathan, but each time, his mind and heart kept going back to Keisha.
After saying “I do” in the world of both Hollywood and the music industry, relationships can be hard. So when the two made it past 10 years, many started asking, what’s their secret to staying together.
“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.”
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“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.”
Omar and his Wife have two children, daughter, K’mari Mae (born in 2004) and son Amir (born in 2007). Epps also has a daughter from a previous relationship, Alyanna Yasmine (born in 1999).
Epps sets no limits for himself when imagining the future direction of his career, and has even suggested that he could become president of the United States. “If Ronald Reagan can do it,” he said, “I know I can.”
Omar profiled in an issue of People’s Sexiest Man Alive and talks about when he feels his sexiest. Of course Omar mentioned that his sexiest feelings come when he’s out with Keisha.
“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.’”