Lori McCommas is a Jewish-American woman who is best known as the ex-wife of Terrence Howard, a famous actor, rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. She was born on June 22, 1969, in New York City and grew up following Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs. She attended Henderson High School and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she met Howard and started dating him. They got married in 1989 and had three children: Aubrey, Heaven, and Hunter. However, their marriage was marred by domestic violence, as Howard assaulted McCommas twice in the face in 2001. They divorced in 2003, remarried in 2005, and divorced again in 2007. She is also a grandmother of two children from her daughter Aubrey. This article will explore the life and relationship of Lori McCommas, who was once married to one of the most successful and controversial stars in Hollywood.
Date of birth
June 22, 1969
Place of birth
New York City
5’ 4″ (approx.)
First marriage to Terrence Howard
June 28, 1989
First divorce from Terrence Howard
March 19, 2003
Second marriage to Terrence Howard
May 25, 2005
Second divorce from Terrence Howard
Children with Terrence Howard
Two daughters: Aubrey (1993) and Heaven (1995) and a son: Hunter (1997)
A granddaughter: Hazel (born in December 2012) and a grandson: Adrian (born in February 2015) through Aubrey
Pratt Institute in New York City
Domestic violence incident
Terrence Howard punched her twice in the face in September 2001 and was arrested for disorderly conduct
Reconciliation attempt by Terrence Howard
He bought a house near her in Pennsylvania and did odd jobs for her after their first divorce
Fun Facts about Lori McCommas Birthday
She was born on June 22, 1969, which makes her a Cancer in the zodiac sign. Cancers are known to be loyal, emotional, sympathetic, and persuasive.
She shares her birthday with some famous celebrities, such as Meryl Streep, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Campbell, and Carson Daly.
She was born in the year of the rooster in the Chinese zodiac. Roosters are said to be honest, energetic, intelligent, and confident.
She was born on a Sunday, which is considered a lucky day for Cancers. Sunday is also associated with the Sun, which represents vitality, creativity, and leadership.
She was born in the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The summer solstice is celebrated as a time of abundance, joy, and gratitude.
Early Life and Education
Lori McCommas was born on June 22, 1969, in New York City. She is of Jewish descent. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She met Terrence Howard when they were both students at the same college. They fell in love and got married in 1989, despite their different backgrounds and beliefs. She has never revealed much about her parents and siblings. She is very private about her personal life and prefers to keep it away from the media spotlight. She has not mentioned their names, occupations, or whereabouts in any of her interviews or social media posts. It is unknown whether she has any brothers or sisters, or if she is still in touch with her family.
Lori and Terrence: A Love Story with Ups and Downs
Lori and Terrence had a tumultuous relationship that spanned over two decades. They had three children together: Aubrey, Heaven, and Hunter. However, their marriage was not a happy one. They faced many challenges, such as financial difficulties, career pressures, and infidelity.
The biggest problem in their relationship was Terrence’s abusive behavior. He was physically and verbally violent towards Lori on several occasions. In 2001, Howard and his wife had a phone argument and he threatened to hurt her if she hung up on him. She hung up and called 911, but he arrived at her house and broke the front door and the screen door in the kitchen. He attacked her by grabbing her arm and punching her face twice, but his brother intervened and stopped him. Later, he admitted to the police that he broke the door and hit his wife, and was charged with several crimes, but pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. They divorced in 2003 but reconciled and remarried in 2005. However, they could not make their relationship work and divorced again in 2007. Since then, McCommas has stayed away from the limelight and has not revealed much about her personal life.
Howard, on the other hand, has been married four times to three different women. After ending his first marriage with Lori McCommas, Howard married Michelle Ghent in 2010. However, their relationship was short-lived and tumultuous, as she filed for divorce in 2011 amid allegations of domestic violence and infidelity. They divorced in May 2013. Ghent blackmailed Howard with his nude photos and other secrets to make him sign the divorce agreement in May 2013. However, the agreement was invalidated in 2015 when a judge decided that Howard had been coerced.
In the same year, Howard tied the knot with his third wife, Mira Pak, a model and restaurateur. They welcomed two sons, Qirin Love and Hero, on May 15, 2015, and in August 2016 respectively. However, their marriage also ended in divorce in 2015, reportedly due to Howard’s erratic behavior and financial troubles.
Despite their split, Howard and Pak remained close and eventually reconciled. In 2018, Howard proposed to Pak for the second time, surprising her with a 7-carat diamond ring at a dinner with friends and family. The couple is still engaged as of 2023.
Lori’s Role as a Mother and a Grandmother
Despite the drama and trauma that Lori endured from her ex-husband, she remained a loving and caring mother to her children. She raised them as Jehovah’s Witnesses and taught them to be respectful and humble. She also supported their education and career aspirations.
Lori’s children have grown up to be successful and independent adults. Aubrey Howard is the eldest child and the only daughter of Lori and Terrence. She was born in 1993 and grew up in Pennsylvania with her siblings. She is a holistic integration coach and a certified transformational breathwork facilitator. She is also a Co-Founder of Philadose; a disruptive wellness company. Moreover, she is also a mother of two children: Hazel, born in December 2012, and Adrian, born in February 2015. She made Lori a proud grandmother of two grandchildren.
Heaven Howard is the second child and the youngest daughter of Lori and Terrence. She was born in 1997 and graduated from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in 2015. She also completed a bachelor’s degree in Fashion from Franklin University Switzerland in 2021. She acted as an actress in the Broadway play “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof” from January to June 2007. She also reportedly starred in the short drama Princess Love (2023). In addition to being an actress, she is a producer, media specialist, and writer. Currently, she is a Producer and media Coordinator at Share The Love.
Hunter Howard is the third child and the only son of Lori and Terrence. He was born in 1995 and has kept a low profile compared to his sisters. He grew up going to Hollywood events with his dad, but he chose to stay away from the spotlight as an adult. He has not revealed much about his personal or professional life, so it is unclear what he is doing now.
Lori’s Current Status
Lori McCommas has not been in the public eye much since her separation from Howard, and her current status is unknown.
She has a reported net worth of about $2 million, which she mainly acquired from her divorce settlement with Howard. Lori McCommas does not have a known career or income source of her own, and she prefers to keep a low profile.