Michael Ealy is a famous American actor known for his films Barbershop, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Think Like a Man. The Washington D.C local is also very popular amongst the ladies. Despite having a large fanbase that is attracted to him, many women have been sad to find out that Mr. Ealy is not on the market and has actually been married for some time. Let’s take a look at some of the famous women he’s dated before finding ‘the one.’
Michael Ealy Has Been Rumored To Date Some High Profile Women
Michael Ealy was not always married and has been rumored to date some pretty famous women before dating his now-wife. It turns out he and his “Think Like a Man” co-star Taraji P. Henson were rumored to be an item briefly. The relationship was never confirmed, and it is unknown why they broke up.
Michael also dated Halle Berry. They met on the set of the movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, and it was reportedly love at first sight. They had a seven-year age gap, but that did not affect the pair as they were often seen happily holding hands while dating. This relationship is confirmed thanks to several pictures online of them out on dates. There is a trend with Michael dating his co-stars because the next famous girl he was connected to was Eve. The Barbershop stars had great chemistry on screen that followed them off-screen. Despite being in the movie together, they first met on the set of a music video.
Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada Married In 2012
Michael Ealy is married to Khatria Rafiqzada. Khatria was once an actress herself but now focuses on her private businesses and family. She is listed on Instagram as a scientist and Co-Founder of ‘Break Bread.’ The pair met in 2008 and married in 2012. Michael frequently posts about his wife and her home country. Khatria Rafiqzada is a native of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada Has Two Children
Michael Early and Khatira Rafiqzada share two children, Elijah and Harlem. Khatira reportedly suffered postpartum depression with them, something Michael revealed during a post about the war in her homeland. “You had two kids (postpartum with both), and it simply can’t compare to watching your birthplace fall apart. I imagine this loss has a lot to do with the nostalgia of your childhood, and for that, I’m so sorry,” he said last September.
Michael Ealy Once Revealed Khatira Rafiqzada Is Not His Type
In 2014, Michael opened up about marrying Khatria during the promo trail for “Think Like a Man Too.” At the time, Michael gushed about how perfect they were for each other and how he really felt that he’d found his life partner. Khatira is completely supportive of his career and does not give him any issues when he has to do love scenes. In fact, she’s joked about wanting to do some herself. My wife is like, ‘when can I make out with somebody?’ And I’m like, ‘well if you get paid for it, I’m cool. I ain’t made out for free yet,’” Ealy joked with Essence Magazine in 2020.
Around the time their wedding was announced, Ealy discussed how he did not initially find Khatria Rafiqzada to be his “type.” According to Michael, this was by design. He did an interview with Vibe where he explained the practicality of their union and how it is rooted in the day-to-day. Ealy feels that if you’re happy with someone and love them, it should not matter if they do not fit “your type.”