In an exclusive sit-down with BET, heartthrob Shemar Moore outspokenly discussed upcoming projects, challenges he faced growing up biracial in Oakland, and past Hollywood relationships. Wrapping up his eighth season, the Criminal Minds actor touched on his high-profile involvement with singer/song-writer Toni Braxtion.
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.
But Moore seemed to have had a gripped love jones for academy award-winning actress Halle Berry who, according to the dreamboat himself, made him a stronger man.
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.
Although Moore isn’t taken, don’t bet on him settling down anytime soon ladies. The 43-year old would like to get married, but feels his current nomadic life is no scenario for a family. Keep an eye-out for Moore, as he aims to start his career in film.