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“Found a nice hill and buried it under there”: Robert Downey Jr’s Co-Star Terrence Howard Almost Became a Jehovah’s Witness After Domestic Violence Incident Rocked His Career

Terrence Howard and RDJ

Terrence Howard’s early life was no short of a roller coaster ride, with only a few ups and a whole lot of downs. The Hustle & Flow actor opened up about the struggles he had to face in life and also about the times when he had been the bad guy in someone else’s story.

Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard

A few years back, Terrence Howard went into the gory details of how his life was in an interview with the 2017 issue of People. And his is one hell of a story.

Terrence Howard shed light on some of the toughest times in his life

The terrain of the Empire star’s childhood had been rather rocky, and growing up, he had been subjected to quite some terrible experiences.

Terrence Howard opened up about how his past traumatic experiences had ended up tainting the later stages of his life and turned him into someone completely unrecognizable. “I was dragging baggage with me that was crippling me mentally and physically,” he remarked.

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Terrence Howard was frustrated
Terrence Howard had a terrible childhood

The actor had been the victim of his father’s abuse since a very young age whilst also being raised in a poor household. “My dad whooped me every day until I was 14,” he said. Not only that but when Howard was just two years old, he witnessed his father stabbing a man in a mall in Cleveland.

The Prisoners actor had certainly been through a lot as a kid; he then talked about how that had shaped his adult life into one big mess with his behavior reflecting the violence he had been exposed to as a child.

Terrence Howard opened up about his domestic violence incident

Howard, who plays the role of James Rhodes in the 2008 Iron Man, confessed to subjecting his partners to domestic violence.

In 2001, he admitted to hitting his first wife Lori McCommas. And in 2013, Michelle Ghent, Howard’s second wife, applied for a restraining order against her then-husband, claiming that he had not only harmed her physically but had also threatened to end her life. However, The Best Man star had claimed self-defense on his part with regard to the 2013 incident.

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Terrence Howard and Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man
Terrence Howard and Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man

After such ghastly times in his life, the 53-year-old resorted to some serious introspection. “I was raised believing the man is in charge,” Howard confessed. “But I’ve realized marriage should be an equal partnership.” 

Howard had apparently started his third marriage with a clean slate as a reformed man who believed that there was room for him to grow and mature. “Two weeks after meeting Mira, I gathered up things associated with my past and found a nice hill and buried them all there,” he stated.

There had been a time when he had even considered becoming a Jehovah’s Witness for a brief period, but after meeting his third wife, Miranda Pak in 2013, he decided to yield any religious beliefs he had and started to find “truth” in nature and science instead.

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Terrence Howard had a happy marriage with Mira Pak

Howard married his third wife in 2013 and even had two sons with the former model.

During the course of their relationship, he believed Mira “settled” him. He even noted that he still had “growing to do.” “I just hope the mistakes I make now are smarter mistakes,” he said. Though the couple later went their separate ways in 2015 after two years of marriage, Howard got engaged to Pak in 2018 again.

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak
Terrence Howard and Mira Pak

Currently, the Hollywood actor is hitting the road solo with no relationship or marriage rumors in the midst and is set to work in the 2022 film, The System, along with Lil Yachty and Tyrese Gibson.

Source: People

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.