While actor Derek Luke is known for bringing the drama on the big screen, the star of 'Notorious,' 'Madea Goes To Jail' and 'Catch a Fire' lives a very normal life when he's at home with his wife, Sophia Hernandez.
The 34-year-old actor told me that married life keeps him from becoming affected by the business and has been an intricate part in him remaining humble.
"I don't get caught up in it because I remember quotes like: 'Take the garbage out! Wash the clothes! You ain't that hot,'" he laughed. "I think reality. I think marriage is there to give you a dose of reality. Part of my success is because I am married, because I was less focused when I wasn't. I didn't have anybody to answer to. But when I really thought about it, marriage was something that I really wanted to do, because I saw so many broken ones when I was a child."
Similar to statements made by Hollywood power couple Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Luke said that divorce is definitely not an option for him and his wife of 11 years.
"They say when a word doesn't exist, then it doesn't precede an option," he explained. "There was a guy, he was a pastor in Botswana. He was taking us on a tour of the diamond mines. He got into a discussion with one of the guys, another pastor, and he said, 'Did you know divorce doesn't exist over here?' He said, 'We don't have a word for it.' Divorce not being an option doesn't just have to be a statement, but its also creating a reality. It doesn't have to exist inside you, inside your mind, inside where you live and that's definitely a humility that I want to stick with."
This fall, New Jersey native makes his television debut in the new NBC drama 'Trauma
The series reunites Luke with his 'Friday Night Lights' director Peter Berg
, who will serve as the executive producer on NBC's successor to 'E.R.'
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