'Honored to walk by your side,' Omari Hardwick's wife pays tribute to the actor on his 45th birthday

Mary Scott
Jan 11, 2019
02:10 P.M.
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Omari Hardwick turned 45 on January 9 and despite all the couple has been through, his wife penned a lengthy tribute sure to bring tears to anyone’s eyes.


Jennifer Pfautch has been married to Hardwick since 2012, and as the “Power” star marked yet another year of his life, she proved that their love is still as strong six years and two kids later.

“You just lost all points with me. Good luck in life.”


The former publicist took to Instagram with a photo of herself and the actor kissing under a tree and complemented it with a sweet message.

“I often get graciously thanked by strangers for “sharing” @omarihardwickofficial with the world,” Pfautch began. “I adore the sweetness and respect in those ‘Thank you’s,’ but truth is, he’s just too big to ever contain.”


She added:

“See, there are some humans so special in gift and so bright in spirit that God needs their internal brilliance to be shared with multitudes. This is my husband. These souls only come along every so often, but when they do, they alter the world- our concepts, definitions, perspectives and our vision of ourselves all for the better. This is my best friend. For yeeeears I’ve had a front row seat to one of these dynamic humans- I’ve experienced his life and soul while in obscurity, tragedy, heart-ache, triumph, joy, exhaustion and also in world-wide recognition and his soul has remained beautifully the same while his spirit is constantly chasing after growth which makes him so wonderfully different.”


Pfautch went on to borrow one of Abraham Lincoln’s quotes and praised her husband for his ability to retain his character despite tests from God and “imperfect people.”

“You lead us by example, and I’m blessed that our kids have YOU to follow. I’m honored to walk by your side,” Pfautch continued. “I love you. Happppppiest of WORTHdays to the Papa of Nova, Brave & our angel Chance. We looooooove us some you.”



Since Hardwick found fame, the couple has had to deal with a lot of hate targeted at their interracial relationship. In 2017, the “For Colored Girls” actor clapped back at a supposed fan who said he “lost points” for marrying a white woman.

“You just lost all points with me. Good luck in life,” Hardwick said.



Far back in 2014, he also went on a tweet rampage to defend Pfautch after a troll called her ugly. More recently, about two months ago, Hardwick defended his decision to turn down a selfie with a fan that refused to acknowledge his wife.


Addressing the situation on The Breakfast Club, Hardwick argued:

“Just acknowledge our family. [expletive], this woman to my right [his wife] has saved my life! You don’t really know the story! [expletive], I was broke as [expletive]! She saved my [expletive] life! Chill the [expletive] out! Just relax and acknowledge her enough -- it can be half of a look! You’ve acknowledged that she’s a breathing entity.”

For a man who puts his woman first and ceaselessly fights for her honor, it’s no surprise Hardwick got such a sweet and touching tribute for his birthday.