Actor Coby Bell Juggles Wife, Two Sets of Twins and Three Locations

BY: - 15 Dec '11 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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You may know him as Jason Pitts on BET’s The Game, but actor Coby Bell is so much more than a retired football player with a hit dance called the Pitsy Shuffle.

Somehow he’s balancing his family in Los Angeles, including his wife and two sets of twins, filming The Game in Atlanta, and his new role on USA’s Burn Notice in Miami. It’s safe to say his frequent flier miles are adding up, but somehow this family man is holding it together. He ensures he’s not away from his wife and kids for more than 5 days at a time, flying back to his home in Los Angeles every weekend. See how he’s taking care of all his responsibilities and holding it all together.

On having two TV shows

It’s challenging, but it’s the best thing in the world. The traveling, the long hours; everything I do is for my kids. But when I got these jobs out of town, I said the only way I can do this is if I go home every weekend. There’s no way I can go more than five days without seeing them or being with them.

His favorite thing to do with his kids

I guess just being with them. Whatever it is that they’re doing or whatever it is that they want to do””you know, taking them to volleyball, piano or dance or picking them up from pre-school”... just all that day-to-day stuff. What’s really cool is we just have fun as a family. We really enjoy just hanging out together and every Sunday before I have to go back to the airport, my wife gets to sleep in and I take the kids to Long Beach to this restaurant we’ve been going to for the past two years. And every time they have our table ready for us, it’s like this nice little tradition we got going.

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  • Ajmagee77

    this story makes me like him even more. Such a good family man.

  • Women Are Gamechangers

    It’s so wonderful he is keeping his family first even though his acting career is taking off and extremely busy. He’s good in both shows. And his wife is to be commended for supporting him and working together to keep their family first.

  • Nia Hughes

    Beautiful family! Great post

  • Dee Dee Russell interviewed him some months back, he seems like an authentic nice guy.

  • dedrea carter

    beautiful family………………………..wonderful post

  • Jen102881

    He’s married to a black woman. My hope is renewed. Thank you!

  • Stacey

    I didn’t realize that he is African American. I thought he might be from Puerto Rico or cuba. But he is handsome and I am white but not racist

  • Stacey

    And I love him as Jesse on burn notice but never seen him on anything else. My mom thought he played Neil’s younger brother on young and restless .. the soap opera

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful idea. Thank you so much
    for creating BMWK.

  • Karen

    Well done!!! Good for him! Great values, great actor, great guy, great husband and father. His family comes first, now that’s a MAN….

Anthony Hamilton Talks Black Love In New Interview

BY: - 16 Dec '11 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton sat down with Rolling Out magazine to give his thoughts on black love and what black couples can do to keep the love alive. The married father of 5 (and one on the way), who recently released his latest album, Back to Love, believes there are many misconceptions of black love.

On The Biggest Misconception About Black Love
The biggest misconception about black love is that we don’t get along or we don’t evolve as a couple. She’s making too much money, or he’s making more, we have that “I’m not good enough,” syndrome, but there are a lot of couples out there doing well together. Doctors and lawyers in one family, or nurses and construction workers in one family, and are really doing well.

It’s a misconception that black love doesn’t last. But we have couples that are 60 or 65-year-old,  married  couples. You have to find your strength, and your love within the Lord and you can have that too.

What is the one thing that you wish black women understood about black men?

I wish they would understood that we love the subtle, soft-spoken woman a lot more than the aggressive attitude. Because once you adopt that attitude you tend to use it and you use it not for good anymore, it becomes an  unbalance. We love the soft side of a sister. We love the soft side of a woman, the submissive side. A man has to make you comfortable enough to show that side so you don’t have to be so defensive; so it’s a two way street.

On how black men can step up to the plate when it comes to relationships

They can step up to the plate by making bigger commitments, being ready, knowing what they want first of all, because in a  real  relationship you’re trying to go to a place and make this a real commitment, and then make the step. But if it’s not what you want, be honest.

Read more excerpts here and check out Rolling Out next week for the full interview.

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