Actor Michael Ealy enjoyed a picnic in the park with his family on Saturday. The 44-year-old Being Mary Jane star was spotted playing with his 11-month-old daughter and 4-year-old son, Elijah.

Ealy and his wife of five years, Khatira Rafiqzada, keep their personal life very private. He waited months to announce their marriage in 2012, and he didn't announce the November 2016 birth of their daughter until January 2017.

Ealy gushed about his only daughter to TV mogul Steve Harvey. Most parents have a favorite child and it's clear which child holds the key to daddy's heart.

"I just discovered a whole new love. I've never ever felt this way before. 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," he said.

Ealy will soon be out of a job when the long-running feminist TV drama Being Mary Jane wraps with a 2-hour movie special in 2018. But with his stellar acting skills he won't be unemployed for long.

Back in February, Ealy posted a rare photo of his Afghan-American wife to protest President Trump's Muslim Ban. He captioned the image simply #NoMuslimBan.


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  • dontgetblocked

    He never lived up to his potential and looks raggedy now. The Becky can have him. He will always be a co-star and never the lead.

  • Liban

    Cute couple I'm sure he has a new show coming out soon

  • Peace

    Beautiful family. You can tell he loves them dearly.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Beautiful family.

  • Anunnaki

    Did both parents show u love, u just gotta find, something wrong damn near every post

  • Queen B

    Beautiful!! I love when celebrities keep their personal lives as private as possible. Oan most little girls are daddy's favorite ?

  • what?why

    What a beautiful family! No bells or whistles just a normal acting family out in the park. Love

  • Rayne

    Ump don't surprise me.

  • Marlika

    These black men ain't shit!

  • Karen Brady

    "Stellar acting skills".

  • Insane Taco Juice

    He plays a good scary person. Remember that movie where Halle had to go get a rabid dog to take him out? LOL

  • bemetoo

    um he alright

  • parisjok

    sure waited to have babies. they are pretty cute and pretty mixed with some of both parents. good job

  • parisjok

    not his fault that he did not have the required white skin for top success in the entertainment business even though he does have those beautiful colored eyes. maybe if he was taller?????

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Another negro that hid his white adjacent woman. Due to his lies about loving black women. His career went to shit as soon his white adjacent wife was made public. Good for him.

    I'd be pissed off if my kids looked nothing like me. Like no similarities hair, facial features etc.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Beautiful family!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    You do know he was dating Halle Berry, he wanted to get married, and have kids, but she was not ready for it. Stop spreading hate. You love, who you love.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Stfu! Who cares if he dated Halle Berry! Wow one half black woman who happens to bat shit crazy too! Stop with the spreading hate bull shit ! I stated facts ! Get out of your feelings! Tired of you politically correct clowns and your whining! He hid her because he knows his BS about loving black women was just that. All black men in the industry know that BLACK WOMEN ARE THEIR BREAD AND BUTTER! Denzel knew better which is why is has a no white bitch clause in his contracts! Black people are the only insecure post traumatic slave syndrome having race that condone and up hold dating outside their race. No one else does that shit! NO ONE! It's sickening!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Is this celebrity paying your bills? Why do you care? There job is to t

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    I can ask you the same. Are they paying yours? Are you paying mine? No. Like I said before I am stating facts. Get out of your feelings. Only dumb niggas uphold and support this bull shit. I will never be here for the watering down of the black race ! NEVER! I bet my last quarter you and that fool are going to claim his non black children as black people. Like you fools always do. Then have the audacity to get mad when half breeds replace fully black people in everything. Y'all gonna learn the hard way.

  • Li

    I know several black men (Jermaine Jackson is one) who are married to Afghan & Pakistani women. I dunno....the desired woman for a black man for a long time was the Asian and the Blond, now it's the Middle East woman.

  • Vonn

    His wife looks unique, yup unique.

  • Pamela

    Block it. I have. Not worth the aggravation.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Congrats, I guess ?????

  • Anunnaki


  • dontgetblocked

    Actually she went crazy and scared him away.

  • SummerBaby

    Ealy will soon be out of a job

  • Layah Jhene

    Damn! Black men are really leaving black women for other nations. Ah well... You love who you love. Cute kids Lol

  • Ruth

    Bigger issues in the country to worry about. You sounds ignorant and angry. Worry about your life so you can make it better.

  • Lisa Lisa 901

    Cute kids

  • KcoolMuziq

    Michael Ealy is a very cool and humble dude. I worked with him on "Sleeper Cell" and indirectly on 'Secret and Lies'.

    Everyone is allowed to love who they want to love. No matter Race,creed, color, or sex. Crucifying black men or ANYONE on who they date or procreate with is ignorant and says more about U than them.

  • Solstice



    I'm glad he made her his wife and not just a baby mama! Love is love so I don't care what race she is, she's actually pretty but the kids are just there, hopefully they grow into their looks bcuz daddy is fine as a body of aging well wine!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I have always found him unattractive, even with blue eyes he still is ugly. Looks like his kids are following down the same path in looks

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I think he’s ugly

  • 1BlueStar

    Well thankfully it's not a requirement to announce when you're married, or pregnant, or when you've given birth...Congrats to them!

  • Ni Ni

    Just another coon ?.

  • cireewol

    Please, don't fall for it! He withheld the announcement because his fan base is almost exclusively made of AA women! He was afraid of the backlash!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    You sound like a pick me. Again I stated facts and here come the clowns like clock work deflecting. A Black woman is always angry when she points the obvious out. Worry about your life and stop dick riding celebrities. You're the ignorant one here catching feelings over strangers.

  • Ruth

    Lmao Youre a pathetic human. Youre a why not me type of person and then continues to spewing negativity online. Your life must be pretty miserable.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Just out of curiosity
    How many of ANY race nowadays can say they are FULLY anything?
    We all claim our race based on parents for the most part, but down the line there is generally a mix of races, etc.
    And the only thing that "waters down" a race of people is when they are not taught about themselves and their heritage.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Ok pick me. My life must be miserable yet here you are arguing over a comment about a celebrity. Yet I'm the miserable one. Oh ok. Find somethimg to do arm chair psychologist. Stop trying to be faux deep and analyze shit that isn't there. Moron.

  • Bashi22

    Exactly these very strategic in his promotion. I need to see these black men in who married out their race to start promote their products to their wives community (people) to help them get rich also because their wives are benefiting from the money ?

  • Bashi22

    They would never make other race of women baby mother under any circumstances

  • Bashi22

    They all divorce you see how jermaine treat his wife on wife swap she as to pump his gas lol ?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    You're watered down when you purposely breed out you blackness. Mutts, half breeds, biracials, mulattoes , some creoles etc. Are not black people. Stop being obtuse. You know what two generationally black people look like. Having a great great grandparent that isn't black doesn't make you mixed. Especially if they're the only one there. There are exceptions to the rule where you have people with two black patents, yet they're generationally and genetically mixed. Vanessa Williams is a perfect example of this. The majority of blacks are just that black with a little admixture.

  • Bashi22

    Only black gets attack for loving black women or men for their mate to procreat and perlong their heritage and supreme genetics and blood line. Chinese , East Indian, Jew ,Pakistan ect. Notice black men have to be wealthy for their basic daughter lol ?.

  • Zane

    Cute wife and kids!

    I just want producers etc to stop hiring black men who arent with black women. If a black woman isn't benefiting from your success then I'm not lining your pockets. Call me bitter..idc

    These producers can find black actresses with black men but NOT the opposite? That's strange to me.

  • Connie

    That's a lot of pictures. All I got

  • Bashi22

    Tones that you don’t know about not every is on tv or in America

  • Fiyah Blaze

    Beautiful couple with gorgeous children

  • Lady_Elle

    OMG... the shade!

  • Wreckognize Game

    She's pretty and the kids are beautiful. I like that he keeps his family life a little private.

  • yvette46

    Black Men are so loss. .some

  • shelly

    He keeps his private life private because 98% of his fan base is African American women.

  • Princess Sarah ??

    Love is love ! Salty losers want black men to only marry within their race ( and even then you don't stop your gossip and criticism ) . I love how Sandra is rubbing salt on your wounds .

  • Candance


  • Enoughsaid2020

    That sounds like something, she would do.

  • Toni ToniToni

    LOL! Right

  • Anonymouse

    It’s a shame that people are so race obsessed that they think that someone MUST marry within their race or else. Total nonsense.

  • Karen Brady

    Say it!

  • Karen Brady

    Mary Jane is the best he ever looked to me. Not my type at all.

  • Karen Brady

    Bashi22 LMFAO!!! Like something he stepped in is how he treated her...

  • Karen Brady

    Rotflmfao?. It's just the way you said it.

  • Karen Brady

    ?..yall were on a roll here

  • Karen Brady

    Green eyed beige ?

  • Karen Brady

    Didn't know that about Denzel..I do recall in the 90s when he said he wouldnt slob Julia Roberts down in Pelican Brief. I thanked him for that shyt.

  • Karen Brady

    I didn't lol but I did see the one where Sanaa had to blow his deranged green eyed ass to smithereens. Rabid dog lol..I have to find that one..I'd love to see that shyt. You got me like ??.

  • Bashi22

    Yes she’s the welcome floor mat. She thinks she as a prize with him

  • Bashi22

    His wife as fuller juicer lips ?

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    So is your point that someone who IS NOT able to prove without a doubt that they are fully black is of less value? That sounds like the same type of attitude Trump and his cronies show toward minorities, the difference is you're doing it toward people who have embraced that side (since you feel they aren't real) and everything that comes with it... SMH

  • MzTee

    I agree with you 1000%.

  • Insane Taco Juice

    Their eyes were watching God was the movie.

  • Lady M

    Nah he keeps it private because he's private. I don't blame him.

  • Lady M

    Your post sounds really ignorant. So you want the producers to hire based on illegal practices. That makes no sense and it's racist. Furthermore black women in general date outside their race less than most other groups of people anyway. Prior to her Michael dated Halle Berry and she's black. Michael's wife is also a person of color if she is muslim. If I'm not mistaken she's from Egypt or somewhere. His wife and Halle are similar in terms of look and complexion.

  • Lady M

    What backlash? Everyone should know by now who he is married too because it has been posted and they were in a magazine. And he is still booking shows and movies. The percentage of racist, ignorant black women are not that high to make a significant impact. Michael Ealy stays working.