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The star of ESSENCE’s June issue dishes on the importance of keeping promises to his kids.

Sydney Scott
May, 17, 2017

Kevin Hart is one of the busiest men in Hollywood. But, despite the number of things on his plate, Hart’s number one priority will always be his kids, Heaven and Hendrix. 

Recalling what it was like growing up with a father who was in and out of the picture, Hart tells ESSENCE he remembers what it was like feeling disappointed when his dad would fall through on plans they’d made together. 

“My biggest disappointment when I was a kid was when Dad said, ‘We’re going to such and such,’ and I remember just being in that window and he never showed up," he recalled. 

Hart is determined not to disappoint his children. 

“I’m so adamant about doing what I say with my two kids. When I say, ‘Hey, we’re doing XYZ; let’s spend this time together,’ I make sure we;re spending that time together. I don’t ever want them to have that moment of ‘Dad said and he didn’t.’ I don’t want that to be a thing with my kids like it was with me.”

Hart’s wife, Eniko Parrish, adds, “Kevin is the most admirable dad in my eyes. They’re like his little best friends. He makes them feel comfortable to where they can talk to him about almost anything and everything."

Coincidentally, the pair recently announced they are expecting their first child together, a baby boy. 

And we have no doubt their growing family will be filled with love.