While actor Larenz Tate is probably best known for his role as the smooth-talking, poet-reciting Darius Lovehall from the cult classic film about love, “Love Jones” on screen, off-screen, he found his ‘love jones’ years ago in his wife Tomasina Parrott.
The pair has been married for nearly 16 years and have four children together. The couple must be doing something right because ten years in Hollywood is like at least 20 years in the real world! While Larenz keeps busy with roles on breakout drama series, movies and his star-studded podcast, “Bronzeville,” he makes sure to keep the love of his life at the forefront of his mind.
So how do they still stay married all of this time?
“I think compatibility and friendship,” explains Tate to Essence.com. If you can have friendship, compatibility and true love…that for us are the ingredients for a successful marriage.”
“We don’t try to keep go by other people’s standards. What works in our household, may not work in the next household. We don’t try to get involved in everybody else’s business. It’s what we create and what we do that works for us.”
Not too many people online can find information or history or any kind of scandal or ANYTHING when it comes to Larenz and his wife. That, he says, is on purpose.
“We have three boys (at the time). And for us, our children are truly our pride and joy. I’m out there. But when it comes to our children, our three boys, it’s okay to have some level of privacy.”
And Larenz doesn’t go hard for actor Larenz Tate’s wife…Valentine’s Day seems like every day! The actor recently opened up about his inner romantic side and left ladies swooning after revealing that he is quite the bed chef.
During the NAACP Image Awards, we caught up with the 47-year-old husband and father and asked him about his romantic side (Is he like the real-life Darius Lovehall?) and he answered by saying he cooks for his wife, even when she’s not expecting it.
“I’m the guy that, I don’t know if it’s romantic but, I make my wife breakfast in bed when she’s not sick, when she’s not necessarily hungry, and when she’s not expecting it. And that’s beyond Valentine’s Day. That’s every day.”
Way to go Larenz! Bravo my brother!