Michael Ealy is a private guy that prefers to keep his personal life away from the cameras. However, he recently surprised fans by sharing an adorable never seen before photo of his daughter, almost two years after her birth.
The “Being Mary Jane” star has always been cryptic about his family. He got married with his girlfriend of four years, Khatira Rafiqzada, in October 2012, and managed to keep the relationship and marriage a secret until December of the same year.
Later, in 2014, he begrudgingly admitted to Wendy Williams that he had a son named Elijah. However, Michael rarely posts pics of his wife or son, and he explained to the host that he doesn’t think people need to see that part of his life.
“I don't live my life in a social way," he told Williams.
"I don't put everything out on social media. I don't live that reality lifestyle. At the same time, I've always been private, ever since I was in high school. Like, people think, 'Oh, you're in Hollywood,' I'm like, 'No, no.' If you knew me in high school, you knew. I learned then, if you want something to work, if it means that much to you, keep it to yourself."
In late 2016, Ealy welcomed his second child, a daughter whose name hasn’t be released to the public yet.
The actor published an adorable picture of the girl’s feet in between his hands a few months later, with the caption “I got u every step of the way.” And a few days ago, he finally revealed a photo of his daughter’s face on Instagram, even if it’s a throwback.
In the pic, the then 5-months-old baby is resting over a blanket on her side, wearing a cute white outfit with pink details and ruffled ends on the sleeves and pants.
“I love me some her. #5months #sheabiggirlnow #wishtheycouldstaythiswayforever #wifeydidthat #blessedandhighlyfavored,” he captioned the photo.
Talking to Steve Harvey after the girl’s birth in 2016, Ealy confessed that he was afraid of not being able to love his second child as much as he loves his firstborn, but his fears were unfounded, and he discovered a new power of love with his baby girl.
“I just discovered a whole new love. I've never ever felt this way before,” he said to Harvey.
“I was wondering if I could love another child as much as I love my son. And what I realized, within hours of my daughter being born, not only do I love her just as much if not more. It's a special kind of protective love.”
Fans are hoping Ealy has a change of heart and starts sharing more pics of his family on social media.