While Terrence Howard's portrayal of Lucious Lyon on the hit Fox drama Empire has been met with fanfare – and massive ratings – not everyone is happy with the Oscar-nominated actor's presence on the program.
Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams called Howard out during her show on Thursday, Oct. 1, arguing that Fox should fire the 46-year-old star due to his real life legal problems and "nutty" behavior overshadowing the show.
"Terrence Howard, your personal life has taken over to where if by chance they took you off the show I would be happier than mad," Williams shared. "Between him allegedly being abusive to women in his personal life, him giving an 18-page nutty interview to Rolling Stone magazine where he talked about all kinds of nuttiness…again going back to how he allegedly treats women in his life. It's usurped his entire situation at Empire and the show could do without Terrence Howard."
Howard has been at the center of domestic violence allegations leveled against him by his first wife Lori McCommas and his second wife Michelle Ghent. In 2011 a judge granted Ghent a restraining order against Howard, and Ghent was granted another restraining order in 2013. Howard has denied allegations of domestic violence.
On Saturday, Howard responded to Williams' comments on Twitter, shaming the talk show host for her "hurtful" comments.
"I have been a fan of Wendy for years. Shame on anyone who speaks without knowing the truth," Terrence tweeted. "What she did was irresponsible and hurtful!"
I have been a fan of Wendy for years. Shame on anyone who speaks without knowing the truth... What she did was irresponsible and hurtful!— Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) October 3, 2015
Several hours later Terrence responded to his own tweet where he changed his tune and forgave Williams for her comments. "I forgive you Wendy... Thank you for loving the show and supporting Taraji!" Howard tweeted. "To the Empire!!!"
@terrencehoward I forgive you Wendy... Thank you for loving the show and supporting Taraji! To the Empire!!!— Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) October 4, 2015
Later Saturday evening, Howard surprised his fans with a sweet photo of himself and his third wife Mira Pak, whom he secretly divorced in July. Howard wrote above the pic, "Happy Anniversary My Life's Love!"
Happy Anniversary My Life's Love! pic.twitter.com/r6whOKWVPO— Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) October 4, 2015
Howard and Pak wed in 2013, however the couple got divorced just one month after Howard shared the first photo of their first child Qirin Love in June.
These new tweets have subsequently raised questions about the status of Howard and Pak's relationship.