Kevin Hart has taken to social media to apologize to his wife and family for “bad behavior”.
The 38-year-old comedian looked solemn as he looked directly into the camera in the video he posted to his Instagram account on Saturday.
“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back. I should make smart decisions and recently I didn’t,” he stated. “I made a bad error in judgment and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did.
“And doing that I know that I am going to hurt the people closest to, whom I have talked to – my wife and my kids.”
Kevin does not allude to the actual nature of the incident he is apologizing for but he did confirm that someone was trying to obtain money from him and wanted to “make financial gains” over his “mistake”.
“At the end of the day, I just have to do better,” he promised.
Writing alongside the video, he added that he wanted to apologize to his wife Eniko Parrish, and his two children from a previous relationship, daughter Heaven, 12, and nine-year-old son Hendrix.
In May, Kevin and Eniro, 33, announced that they were expecting their first child together.
“I gotta do better and I will,” he reiterated. “I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be …I love you all.”
Editors at TMZ.com have reported that someone had been trying to extort money from the Central Intelligence actor following the release of a steamy video of him and another woman in July.
It was alleged that because Kevin refused to pay, the grainy videos were leaked online, though police officers have now launched an investigation into the apparent blackmail attempt.