Terrence Howard has been spending his hiatus from Empire pulling diaper duty. The actor and his wife, Mira, have welcomed a baby boy, he revealed to Access Hollywood on Monday. The couple named the child, their first, Qirin Love, named after a mythical creature called the qilin from Chinese culture. He was born about four weeks ago, Howard revealed.
"He's beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy," he says. "She has to be up with him all throughout the day." Howard also proudly shares that he's joined the #DadBod revolution. "I wasn't born with boobs, I've started growing some recently," he jokes.
The Empire star also says he's taking advantage of his time off by being a hands-on dad. "I pull night duty, so that she can sleep," he explains. "I keep him with me and will take some of the pre-pumped, you know, breast cheese, whatever you want to call it."
The couple first announced their pregnancy publicly on New Year's Eve, though rumors first began circulating in November. The low-key couple tied the knot in secret in 2013. Qirin is Howard's fourth child; he has two daughters and a son from his marriage to Lori McCommas, which ended in 2007. He and his second wife, Michelle Ghent, had no children together — probably a good thing considering the ugliness of their divorce battle.
It's clearly going to be an extra-special Father's Day for Terrence. See what the actor — along with a bunch of other celebs — have to say about fatherhood in our Father's Day special video, below:
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