Michael Ealy has been a Hollywood heartthrob for most of his acting career, but he’s been off the market since he married his wife, Khatira Rafiqzada, in 2012. Not much is known about the how the two first met, but according to People, Ealy and Rafiqzada dated for nearly four years before quietly wed in a Los Angeles ceremony — they only announced their marriage two months later. The couple have two children together, son Elijah and daughter Harlem.
Ealy prefers to keep his marriage and personal life fairly private, but he occasionally posts photos of his family on Instagram, especially when his wife’s birthday rolls around. In a March 2020 Instagram post, the actor wrote of Rafiqzada, “A rainbow is a weather phenomenon that is caused by reflection. The myth is like this: at the end is a pot of gold . I knew I had struck my gold on our second date and ever since have been thinking about the phenomenon that is you. Happy birthday from me and babies. We love you dearly.”
Besides being a husband and father, Ealy is the star of Hulu’s “Reasonable Doubt,” which also features Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman and Sean Patrick Thomas. The sexy legal drama includes some steamy romance scenes with Ealy, but his wife doesn’t seem to care too much. In fact, during a May 2019 episode of “Yes, Girl!” podcast, the actor revealed Rafiqzada’s hilarious response to his previous action on camera.
“[Meagan Good] is one of the first people I did a love scene with that had a husband,” Ealy said while promoting their movie “The Intruder.” ‘ And I’m like, ‘Well, if you get paid for it, I’m cool. I haven’t come out for free yet,'” he jokingly added.
See photos of Ealy and Rafiqzada to come.