Kevin Hart has issued a grovelling public apology to his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish and children following a ‘failed extortion attempt’.
According to TMZ, a woman has allegedly demanded money from the comedian over a video in which the pair are engaged in “sexually suggestive” conduct.
Without directly addressing the alleged footage, he said he had put himself in an “environment where only bad things can happen – and they did”.
Appearing on the verge of tears, he shared: “I am at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back and because of that I should make smart decisions and recently I didn’t.
“I’m not perfect and I’m not going to sit here and say that I am or claim to be in any way, shape or form and I made a bad error in judgement and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did.”
He said he had apologised to Eniko and his two children who he has with his first wife Torrei Hart and admitted there’s no excuse for his behaviour.
Kevin continued: “During that I know I’m going to hurt the people closest to me who I have talked to and apologised to – being my wife and my kids.
“It’s a s****y moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behaviour. At the end of the day, man, I’ve simply got to do better.”
The comedian, who wed Eniko last year, then revealed that someone was attempting to make a financial gain from his “mistakes”.
“But I’m also not going to allow a person to have a financial gain off my mistakes in this particular situation that’s what was attempted and I said I would rather ‘fess up to my mistakes,” he added.
He wrote alongside the video: “Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be… I love you all.”
A representative for the actor told TMZ: “Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.”
Mirror Celebs has contacted representatives for Kevin for further comment.
His apology comes two months after the comedian laughed off claims he cheated on wife Eniko.
It was alleged that the 38-year-old was seen getting cosy with a mystery brunette outside a Miami hotel at 5am in a car.
But less than 12 hours after the reports surfaced, Kevin responded with a meme shared with his 53million followers on social media.
Alongside a picture of himself laughing, it read: “At the end of the day, you just gotta laugh at the BS.”
He added the caption: “#LiveLoveLaugh…..SMDH.”
Thanks to: mirror – US gossip