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

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.

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I have often considered that God is a Woman. I think this is aided by the belief that only a Woman, only a Mama could grace a me with the diligence, the consistency, the mercy, the patience, the toughness, the challenge God has. Who knows. But i do know that the gift of you to a me & to our dynamic duo & the 1 hovering above only adds to this theory. You are ride or fly never die. You are down like 4 flats subtly yet loudly being inflated by the worth of a real Queen....who was inflated by God at birth. Your favorite song, ‘It’s a Wonderful World’ ...says it best. Absolutely with you in it! I love you. We love you. Happiest WORTHday to you beautiful Mama Bear @mrsjaeh ❤️🦅 #CappyStrong

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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.”

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Dear Super Nova & Brave Boy, When you get older you will read things about your Papa & your Mama. Some of these things will be true. Some of these things could not be furthest from the truth. To the latter....i say this: Your Papa has cared about his fans (especially his REAL ones) ALWAYS. But, Papa will NEVER care about ANYONE more than i care about you two. No one & i mean NO one made your Papa. GOD made your Papa. And your Mama. We were THAT type. And God blessed your Papa with so many colors many were confused about who i was. They can read this with you two if need be. I was someone who struggled with the fame that came with all that God blessed me with. My negotiation with God was: Ok i will do the fame....as long as the FAME minus the E=remains the MOST important thing to me. Nova & Brave, you will read too many like you say that their parent or father who was in your Papa’s position....neglected them or forgot that they were his legacy. Not his performances within characters & story. Read this: I WILL NEVER FORGET. Including on this day off from work when ALL i wanted to do was focus on you. Not drama that i was not payed to act in. #iRepeatRelax #MaybEiWontChangeTheFaceOfActing #BuTiCanHelpChangeTheFaceOfCelebrity #AndARTistry #ThankYouFans #LoveYouGhostRiders #LoveMyBrotherJamilForHavingMyBack #MamaBearJaeYouStrong #LOOOOVEyouNOVABRAVE 🤜🏽❤️🤛🏽

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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.”

FIGHTING FOR HIS WIFE

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.

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Hi God, Just wanted to thank you again for allllllllll our blessings. And I wanted to tell you that you killed it when you made my husband. Alllllllllll these people probably agree with me just by lookin at him, but they don’t even know an ounce of the most amazing parts of this human that you made. All that good shit that you tucked up inside his soul is breathtaking...his spirit is intoxicating...his mind inspiring. I love my front row seat to his brilliance. Love Always, His Rib Oh! And y’all go see his new movie NOBODY’S FOOL - out November 2nd! Imagine Omari, Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter and Whoopi! It’s hilarious!!! Tyler Perry nailed it!!! I promise you’ll laugh your ass off! #ILoveJesusButICussALittle #Us #MarriedLife #BlessedLife #NobodysFoolPremiere #NYC

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FIGHTING FOR HIS FAMILY

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.”

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I often get graciously thanked by strangers for “sharing” @omarihardwickofficial with the world. I adore the sweetness and respect in those ‘Thank you’s’ but truth is, he’s just too big to ever contain. 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. Abraham Lincoln said “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” My powerfully gifted and super souled husband- you continue to pass God’s tests and even the ill-placed ones of 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. I love you. Happppppiest of WORTHdays to the Papa of Nova, Brave & our angel Chance. We looooooove us some you. ❤️- Your Ride or Fly. 😘 📸: SupaNova #HappyBirthday #Worthday #OmariHardwick #CapricornSeason #GOAT #AnotherYearBetter #Psalm1

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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.

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