Kevin Hart is reportedly throwing his pregnant wife a $118,000 baby shower.
The ‘Central Intelligence’ star is making sure there is no expense spared on his spouse Eniko Parrish’s celebratory pregnancy bash on October 1 as he has hired out the Calamigos Beach Club in Malibu, California, and asked staff to decorate it in leopard print and safari animal pictures as he wants it to be ‘Lion King’ themed.
And to really make sure his guests throw themselves into the animal kingdom-inspired party, the 38-year-old actor has slapped down $1,500 to ensure he has a chimpanzee in a nappy climbing around the premises, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Kevin has also arranged for a family photo, featuring a “silhouette of Eniko with her blossoming baby bump leading the way,” to be the hanging center of attention.
Guests will also have plenty to do during the party, with an “Experience Bar” where they can dress up like tribal warriors and sample exotic foods.
Later on in the day, there will be a game show – similar to the format of ‘The Price is Right – where party-goers can be in with the chance of walking away with some prizes.
Kevin’s extravagant idea comes just days after he promised he’d “do better” for the sake of his family after he was allegedly targeted in an extortion attempt over a sexually-suggestive video.
Kevin – who has Heaven, 12, and Hendrix, nine, with ex-wife Torrei and is expecting his first with Eniko – said: “Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be …I love you all.”
Kevin’s spokesperson refused to reveal the details of what the actor was responding to. They said in a statement: “Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.”
However, according to TMZ, a woman demanded money from the actor to stop her from releasing a video featuring “sexually suggestive” conduct, though it is not a sex tape. There are reportedly several clips, with one showing Kevin and an unnamed woman “getting cozy” in a club, before it cuts to a bed, where sounds can be heard but no one is visible. The third clip shows two people in a room, where one of them looks “vaguely like Kevin”.