Omar Epps and his son Amir spend an easy afternoon together. Scenes from that day were captured by the actor's wife, Keisha Epps who prides in the father and son's special bond.
Omar Epps may have grown up without a father but it’s only made him a better dad. A recent photo shared by his wife, Keisha Epps proves this.
It’s no secret Omar had no relationship with his father who abandoned him and his mother Bonnie, early in his life. He tells this story in his first book, “From Fatherless to Fatherhood” where he also speaks of his own journey as a father.
Omar admits in his book, there was one moment when his wife reminded him that their children come first. He came home from a 15-hour work shift and instead of checking on their kids, he went straight to the couch to watch television.
Omar has two children with Keisha - 14-year-old daughter K’Mari and 10-year-old son Amir. He also has an older daughter, Aiayanna whose mother died recently.
The actor, unlike his dad, is there for his children. This is in spite of his busy career in Hollywood. Omar admits in his book, there was one moment when his wife reminded him that their children come first. He came home from a 15-hour work shift and instead of checking on their kids, he went straight to the couch to watch television.
Amir is certainly growing into a fine young man whose demeanor reflects his father’s.
It was a moment marked in Omar’s memory because it reminded of who he should strive to be as a father. Hit by the revelation that his children needed him, he turned off the television and went to his son, Amir. That was also the moment Omar decided to start writing his book.
Today, Omar is a picture of a supportive father spending time with his son on a Sunday. Keisha shared images from that easy afternoon where father and son bonded in “two of the best places on earth,” Keisha writes, “the church and the beach,” she adds.
Amir is certainly growing into a fine young man whose demeanor reflects his father’s. He stood alongside Omar in front of the church steps looking dapper just like his cool dad. At the beach, he decides to take off his shoes and stroll barefoot with his father who made sure that afternoon was about them.
Meanwhile, Keisha delighted in watching her family and writes in her caption,
“My guys...my LOVES...my King and our PrincePart 1 & 2 of our day. Two of the best places on earth...the church & the beach. #ComingUpOnPart3 #FamilyFirst #ForgetHandsome #TheyreBeautiful”
It was just a while back when Keisha flaunted her son’s impressive skills as a speaker when she shared a clip of Amir giving a speech in school for Black History Month. The 14-year-old’s impersonation of concert artist Paul Robeson brought his mother pride.
Amir has had his share of acting credits including appearances in television commercials.
Keisha admits, he is his father’s son when it comes to performing. In fact, Amir has had his share of acting credits including appearances in television commercials. Likewise, he reportedly landed a role in a movie that has yet to be revealed.
Amir has a lifelong dream of building rollercoasters and we’re certain his loving parents will be supportive of this.