Omar Epps On A Decade Of Marriage: “Breaking Up Is Off The Table”

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In 1992, shortly after graduating from high school, actor Omar Epps landed a starring role opposite the late hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur in the film Juice. A year later, Epps was cast as a star running back in the college football movie The Program. From that, Epps played baseball star Willie Mays Hays in Major League II (1994).

Then used that opportunity to portray a collegiate track star in the well-received film about college and race, Higher Learning (1995).

Epps fanbase grew when he landed on the long-running doctor show, House.

Epps continued to portray the young, ambitious Dr. Eric Foreman on the series until it came to an end in May 2012, following six seasons. Epps’s performance on the series earned him both the 2007 and 2008 NAACP Image Award for best supporting actor in a drama series.

But behind all the movies, TV shows and awards you will see his true love: his wife Keisha of 11 years.

Omar married singer Keisha Spivey (formerly of the all-female R&B trio Total) in 2006. The pair met and briefly dated in 1992. But their relationship didn’t last, and Epps says that for years he thought of Spivey