IQ offers belated congratulations to actor Michael Ealy, who quietly married his longtime girlfriend recently.
Ealy married longtime girlfriend Khatira Rafiqzada back in October, a rep for the actor told People. The 39-year-old former Common Law star and 31-year-old Rafiqzada held a ceremony in Los Angeles, wrapping up a dating relationship of almost four years and beginning a life together as husband and wife.
"Michael has always been a private guy, and he wanted to enjoy his time as a newlywed with his wife privately," his rep said. "Now that some time has passed and the holidays are here, he wanted to share the news with his fans that he is married and very happy."
Ealy previously dated actress Halle Berry, seven years his senior, after meeting in 2004 on the set of the TV film Their Eyes Were Watching God. The two split in 2005, reports The Huffington Post.
In a radio interview earlier this year, Ealy stuck up for Berry amid her own relationship troubles with another ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. When asked if Halle Berry is "really crazy," Ealy responded: "Listen, she's a good friend of mine. I never felt like she was crazy. Not once."
He also hinted about his readiness to marry Rafiqzada. "I would love to do it technically 'the right way' if possible. Listen, my parents have been together 43 years so I think that has kind of set a certain mold."
Ealy earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 for the Showtime drama Sleeper Cell.
Congratulations to Michael Ealy and his new bride, Khatira Rafiqzada.