Terrence Howard Secretly Divorced From His Third Wife as He Battles His Second in Court

by Alex Ungerman 3:25 PM PDT, August 18, 2015
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This is starting to become Empire in real life.

While Terrence Howard is currently wrapped up in a divorce settlement dispute with his second wife, Michelle Ghent, ET has learned the 46-year-old actor was secretly divorced from his third wife, Mira Pak, in July.

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According to divorce documents obtained by ET, Mira filed for divorce in Chicago on March 5, two months before the birth of their child, Qirin Love, citing irreconcilable differences. After getting married in October 2013, the couple separated last August, and had lived apart for six months before the filing.

The divorce was finalized on July 27, just a month after Terrence shared the first picture of Qirin, writing, "A mythical 1/2 dragon 1/2 lion who glides above the land so as not to harm even a blade of grass... meet Qirin Love!" 

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The stealth split between Terrence and Mira came out this week, as the court battles with Michelle continue.

On Friday, the Empire star reportedly broke down in tears on the stand, describing how his Michelle allegedly threatened to release damaging personal information about him in order to get him to sign a divorce settlement in 2012.

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Terrence was back in court on Monday, where he told ET that the lack of privacy throughout this process has been deeply upsetting to him.

"Sad that this has to be on a public forum," said Terrence, remarking that the proceedings are not a criminal trial. "It's a family law, it should be family law, it should be protected."

"To have your personal life exposed between family and shared with the public, I think is a violation of our privacy, and of our constitutional rights," he continued. "It needs to be reformed."

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