Terrence Howard and his Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson attend another photo call for their show during the 2015 Monte Carlo TV Festival on Monday (June 15) in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
While at the festival, the 46-year-old actor confirmed to Access Hollywood that his wife Miranda gave birth to a baby boy four weeks ago!
The newborn baby is named Qirin Love. “He’s beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy,” Terrence said. He explained that the name was derived from a mythic Chinese creature that is supposed to appear before a time of prosperity or serenity.
This is the first child for the couple while Terrence has three children from a previous marriage. Congratulations to the happy couple on their baby news!
“I’m at the Academy Awards,” the 45-year-old actor explained. “I mean, I got Meryl Streep, I got all these dope, the best actors in the world, and they’re up there reading [from] the teleprompter. I was like, ‘Man, I can memorize that!’ So everybody that went up there, I’m clowning them. I’m clowning, I’m talking to my wife, ‘Look at this, man, I can do better than that, wait until I go up there! Watch this, watch till I go up there!’”
“I walk out there and, um, first and foremost, I forgot to wear a belt that day. So, I’m pulling it up, I’m like, ‘It’s okay, my stomach will hold it up,’” he continued.
“I get out there and I’m breathing and I got this memorized, I’ve worked 18 hours to work this out, I’m ’bout to kill it,” Terrence continued. “I get out there… there’s Oprah! ‘Hi Oprah… Oh, oh, read the lines, read the lines.’ I try to look up and I’m like, ‘No, I worked on this, I’m not going to read the prompter, I’m going to say it from heart’… I choked!”
Terrence Howard Explains His Bizarre Oscars Speech