Kevin Hart has been entertaining us since 2001, but burst on the scene in 2008 with his “I’m a Grown Little Man” stand-up comedy special. From that point on, Hart has become a household name. Today, Hart, a stand-up comedian, actor, and producer, ranks among Hollywood’s highest-grossing entertainers. This new member of Hollywood royalty counts on big smokes as one of his favorite indulgences.
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Cigars were not some affectation he acquired when he achieved box office gold. Hart started smoking cigars while on the road building out his stand-up career. He often saw other comedians like Ron White and Steve Harvey smoking on stage or after their sets. Steve Harvey has become a tremendous role model for Hart because of his tireless work ethic. He also passed off his joy of smoking cigars to Hart, who was hooked!
Little Man, Big Smokes
Unlike many celebrities, Hart isn’t shy about his smoking habits. He was photographed on New Year’s Eve smoking with famed singer and actor Ludacris. On his recent honeymoon with his new bride, Eniko Parrish, in St. Bart’s, the paparazzi’s eyes were on his new bride. But they also captured Hart smoking in every photo, every day of the honeymoon. In a recent luxury fashion shoot on a sailboat in Malibu, he flashed one of his other big passions — expensive watches. He sported a rare Audemars Piguet watch that cost over $100k while waving a massive trophy Cuban.
All in the Family Smoking
The 2014 movie “Ride Along” featured Ice Cube, another notorious cigar smoker. Ice Cube’s cigar of choice is a Punch Magnum Double Maduro looked large in his hands. But these big smokes looked massive when given to Hart. Ice Cube teased his co-star about not being allowed to smoke anything more significant than himself. They frequently smoked throughout the movie, both on and off the set. While they shared cigars with folks on the set, many couldn’t handle the robust, full-bodied smokes they enjoyed!
Hart is Serious About his Big Smokes
As one of the most sought-after stand-up comedians on stage and on the big screen, he has made a career by being the funny guy. However, Hart takes his big smokes seriously. He smokes frequently and does not stop lighting big-ringed, full-bodied cigars. In the pictures from New Year’s with Ludacris, Hart is smoking a Cohiba Behike. He is also unafraid to flash prized Cuban trophies like a Partagas Series E Number 2. The bigger, the better!
The Champ Remains Humble
As one of the top-grossing movie stars, it would be easy for his success to go to his head. But instead, Hart stays grounded through the love of his growing family and focuses on upcoming projects. Smoking a cigar while enjoying a cocktail allows him to gather his thoughts as he thinks about the future while also reflecting upon the journey that got him there. A good smoke keeps him grounded and focused.
Although the cigars, watches, and clothes may seem flashy, Kevin Hart remains humble and hard-working. He knows how fleeting success can be and never take anything for granted.
Photo credit: “Kevin Hart 2014,” by Eva Rinaldi, Wikimedia Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0