Who says divorce and co-parenting have to be World War III? Where is it written that carpooling, kids’ birthdays and parent-teacher conferences have to be negotiated through legal teams, with a minister on hand just in case?
CocoaFab caught up with Torrei Hart, writer/producer/mom extraordinaire and the ex-wife of Kevin Hart to talk about life in her own spotlight and how she and Kevin parent their two children, Heaven, 8, and Hendrix, 6, with compassion and a whole lot of comedy!
Plus, she’s giving us the inside sneak peek to her role on the upcoming ‘Atlanta Exes’, the southern version of the Hollywood reality hit. “I just felt like this is the way for me to get myself out there, get my businesses out there so people can see this other side of me,” she says.
Introducing Torrei Hart!
Amy: How’s your day going?
Torrei: It’s good day. I just got out of yoga. I took my hip-hop yoga not a normal yoga. And I had to drop one child off at a dentist appointment. Now I’m actually here in Santa Monica grabbing something to eat so it’s going good. How about you?
Amy: I am just getting work done, back to back conference calls and meetings today so my ear is a little red from the phone so never a dull moment always happy to be busy. But you are juggling and doing it all like a true Hollywood mom. How do you find yourself able to juggle it all?
Torrei: Kevin we are able to co-parent really well which really helps us both. There’s things that I can do stuff that he takes the kids and they have to do stuff and then I take the kids. We’re really good at co-parenting.
Amy: I’ve seen pictures of your kids and they seem like quite the rambunctious crew and they just seem lively and I think parenting and kids in general can always just be hilariously funny. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened this week with the family either gearing up for Halloween or just time around the dinner table anything hilarious to you?
Torrei: Everything is funny with him too because they’re both just prankster like my daughter the other day she just came in my room with goggles on her head and said she’s swimming to school. I was like okay “First where’s your swimsuit.” She’s like “I have my goggles, I don’t need no swimsuit.” She thought I was going to be like “No Heaven take them off.” She’s like “Well momma I have to wear my uniform.” I said “Okay if you want to wear goggles go ahead.” Then my son he just farts on me all day long. That’s his thing. He’ll come in like “Mom?” Then I’m like “What?” Then they’ll just fart on me. That’s the latest prank that’s going on. I get them back because I have a mask and I scare them a lot with this mask. It felt part of me like oh, you’re scaring your children. They always pull pranks on me so I get them back from time to time too.