It has been nearly ten years since Torrei Hart and Kevin Hart have been divorced, however, she is being asked why she decided to keep his last name.
In a recent interview, she states that she answers that question by saying that the name is hers.
“One of the questions the ladies ask me is why do you still have the Hart name? And I’m like, because it’s mine, first of all. Second of all, because Kevin ain’t never ask for it back, or he’s not tripping, and third of all, my kids don’t want me to change my name,” she said.
She added, “That’s my name! Get over it! I’m going to be a Hart until I decide not to be. That’s just what it is.”
Torrei also spoke about the assumptions that are made about keeping the name to advance her career in the industry. “You can have a name but if you’re not doing the work, what good is the name? I do the work. I hustle every single day. I could have the Hart name all day but if I’m sitting on my a** and not working, you think people are going to give me the opportunity? No. I get an opportunity because I go out there, I network, I’ve been training, I put in the word: ‘This project looks like it could fit me.’ I hustle.”
Torrei and Kevin Hart were married from 2003 to 2011 and they share two children together, Heaven and Hendrix. Kevin is currently married to Eniko Hart, with whom he shares two children, Kenzo and Kaori.