What’s it like to date some of the most desirable women in Hollywood? Ask Shemar Moore.
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The 43-year-old heartthrob recently sat down with BET.com to discuss his past relationships with Toni Braxton and Halle Berry, as well as what he’s learned from dating in the biz. Moore also offers his two cents on the A-list actress’ very public relationship woes and her romance with Olivier Martinez.
On dating Braxton…
“[Toni Braxton] was my first Hollywood relationship. I was a baby, I did not know s***. I had just graduated from college, I had no money and I was on Young and the Restless. She called my agent when she was shooting a video in Miami, and it just went from there. I was like the little kid who found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was a wild ride with Toni. She would never sing for me, though. That always bothered me.”
On dating Berry…
“She was the first woman to really knock my socks off. I fell hard for Halle. A lot of people now know we dated, but we had to keep it hush-hush at the time because she was fresh off her divorce from David Justice. I’m still grateful for that relationship. I was smitten not just because of who she was, but because we were so similar in so many ways. She was biracial, she was kind of going through the same things I was in Hollywood. Toni was a fun ride, but Halle was a necessary experience. It made me much stronger as a man, and knowing the caliber of woman I want in the future.”
On Berry’s luck with men…
“[...] She’s a tough cookie. I’m glad she’s got a family now. If this love she’s got with this guy is real, then that’s what she needs.”
Check out Moore’s full interview– including his next career move and life as a bachelor– over at BET.com!