Terrence Howard has moved on from his tumultuous relationship with ex-wife Michelle Ghent and married another woman who looks strikingly like her. But that's not the most interesting part: They'd only been dating for a month.
The “Best Man Holiday” actor, 44, is now married to a Canadian woman named Miranda, following speculation that the pair had secretly wed after they were seen Nov. 5 at the movie's premiere wearing gold bands on their ring fingers. “It’s another one of his outlandish moves … He only knew and/or dated her for about a month!” a source tells RadarOnline.
Howard and Ghent also had secret nuptials when they wed in 2010. A year later, Ghent, a commercial production employee at the time, filed a restraining order against him, saying he threatened to kill her numerous times. Howard denied the allegations, saying, "I live in constant fear of Michelle's endeavors to ruin my reputation. Even providing this declaration may well lead to my being subjected to a paparazzi blitz, which would not be good for my career."
They later tried to reconcile, but there was another incident this year after a trip to Costa Rica. Ghent accused Howard of domestic violence and showed up to court with a black eye, claiming he'd punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck, and threw her against a wall.
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Howard denied the claims, saying she threatened to kill him and has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital in the past. A judge allowed Ghent to get another temporary restraining order against him. He has agreed to stay at least 300 yards away from her for the next three years.
This isn't the first time Howard has been accused of abusing women. In 2001, he was arrested for a number of charges related to attacking his estranged wife of 14 years, Lori McCommas, including simple assault, terrorist threats, harassment and stalking. They divorced in 2003, then remarried in 2005, but have since split.