The Hustle & Flow star began dating Torres earlier this year—just four months after his wife of 14 years Lori left him for her childhood sweetheart, a fate Torres suffered when Anthony left her for Lopez.
The couple kept the romance secret until Howard confessed all to reporters while picking up a Renaissance Artist Honor at the recent Diversification Awards in Hollywood, reports PageSix.com.
He explained, "She went through so much over Marc Anthony. I don't want her to have to have a secret."
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