Michael Ealy sure knows how to keep a secret. After his surprise nuptials in 2012 (See HERE), the “About Last Night” actor has just confirmed he and wife, Khatira Rafiqzada, have welcomed a baby boy they’ve named Elijah.
Ealy made the announcement while making an appearance on the “Steve Harvey Show” last week. Ealy had been asked to surprise a fan for Valentine’s Day, but, the surprise was on us.
When asked by the talk show host whether he and his wife plan on having kids in the future, Ealy replied, “We have a son.”
On not why he chose not to announce the birth of his son, Ealy offered up an explanation. “I never understand why people announce the birth of their children,” he stated.
Although Ealy didn’t provide any further details about his son, including when he was born, it was his “About Last Night” co-star, Regina Hall, who talked about the actor’s son adding, “Michael’s son (named Elijah) is a beautiful little boy.”
Well, alright then.
The couple are said to have dated for four years before tying the knot in 2012. In his recent interview with Rolling Out magazine Ealy revealed his decision to get married. The actor stated, “I’ve found that for me, the timing of it was right … that’s all that I can really say. And that’s a personal decision that was not made in haste, because we were together for four years. But when you find someone — and that’s something that is very hard to do … but when you find someone that you actually want to spend the rest of your life with, you have to go for it. I was just very lucky that the stars lined up for me.”
Congrats to the happy couple and new parents.