Kevin Hart usually elicits laughter from his legions of fans, but his new project for Netflix promises to bring on a whole lot of tears by delving into his personal life in the unfiltered documentary series “Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up’.
According to Netflix’s synopsis for the six-part series, Hart and his family offered filmmakers “unprecedented access to his life over the past year. Tapping into the trials and tribulations of what it means to be a father, a partner, a role-model and a businessman, Hart reflects on the events that have shaped his life, making him into the person he is today.”
In addition, notes the synopsis, viewers “will get a behind-the-scenes look at Kevin’s day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from the Oscar controversy, his marriage, and his growing career. The series includes interviews with Hart’s friends and family, rare archival footage from his childhood and early stand-up days, and personal anecdotes from the comic himself.”
The docu-series, which debuted on Friday, pulls no punches when it comes to tackling the 2017 scandal that engulfed Hart when he was caught cheating on wife Eniko Parrish, who was pregnant at the time.
“How I found out was a DM,” Parrish explains in an interview for the series, wiping tears from her eyes. “I don’t know who it was, sent me an edited video of Kevin and another woman. I was pregnant at the time. I was about seven or eight months pregnant, I was having breakfast, I opened my phone and immediately I just lost it. I called him crying, I’m like pissed. Right then and there I kept saying, ‘How the f**k did you let that happen?'”
She continues: “You publicly humiliated me. Your whole, everything’s on Instagram, everything’s on social media. It was an ongoing fight all the time. Every single day. I kept questioning him, like, ‘If this is what you’re gonna do, I don’t want to be a part of that.'”
Despite all the drama, Parrish admits her primary concern was the couple’s unborn child. “I kept worrying about the baby, I have to maintain a level head, I think that’s the only thing that really got me through,” she continues. “I wasn’t ready at the time to just give up on my family. I wanted Kenzo to be able to know his dad and grow up, so it was a lot. It was a lot for me, but we’ve been through it, we’ve gone through it, we passed it and he’s a better man now because of it.”
She adds: “I’m happy that it kind of happened. I get sensitive every time I talk about it. Sorry.”
As for her future with Hart, Parrish explains that she’s forgiven him, and while she believes in “second chances” she also declared that “three strikes, you’re out. As long as he behaves, we’re good.”
“Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up” began streaming on Friday, Dec. 27.