Terry Alan Crews earned an Arts scholarship and also an athletic scholarship to play football. He took them both and eventually started with a career as a professional footballer. Crews played for six years in the National Football League before retiring to launch a career in acting. His big break came in when in 1999 he was chosen to be a series regular in the extreme sports show Battle Dome.
Date of Birth: July 30, 1968
Zodiac Sign: Leo
The Expendables (2010) star has had a life filled with both family and personal struggles but has managed to channel all of these experiences toward a positive career. He is a devoted father to five children and has been the loving husband of one wife for almost three decades. Read on to know more personal details about this extraordinary fighter.
Terry Crews, Sr. (father)
Big Terry was an alcoholic and all through his children’s growing years, he was a physically abusive husband. He went all the way to even beating his wife in the presence of his kids and years later gave the excuse that he did all of it because he did not have a father to show him right from wrong. As long as Papa Terry tried to rationalize his awful behavior, his son only resented him the more.
The Crews children had pent up anger in their hearts towards their dad for all he did to Mama Patricia. On one family reunion, Terry Sr. was at it again and his violent side was in charge as he had been drinking heavily. He lost his cool and knocked out one of his wife’s teeth and Terry could not take it. He beat his dad with all the anger in him and expected to feel good after the revenge.
Unfortunately, at the end of the beating, the old spice icon only felt worse because this meant he was not different from the physically abusive Papa Crews. The only option available was to forgive his father and let it all go as therein lay his freedom. He did just that and through forgiveness, he gained true freedom.
Terry now tries to see the good side in his dad and appreciate all he did to ensure his kids grew up to be the best. He was a good earner and he cared enough to be there for his children. The muscled actor now understands that all he has been through in life though horrible are responsible for his strength today and his deeper outlook on life. After he expressed this new found compassion, his father was quick to apologize sincerely for all he had done.
Patricia Crews (mother)
Terry loves his mother so dearly and respects her for all she went through in the hands of his father. He gives her credit for raising the man he is today and acknowledges that he might not be where he is today if he did not have her as a mother. She was separated from her husband after some time and as a single parent, she raised her son under strict household rules. Terry even went on to admit once that if he had the opportunity to choose his parents, he would definitely pick them over and over again.
Marcelle “Micki” Crews (sister from same parents)
Nothing concrete has been said as to the siblings of this built actor. A source claims he has a sister named Marcelle.
Rebecca King-Crews (wife)
Duration of Marriage: July 29, 1990 till present
Date of Birth: December 24, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Rebecca is an actor like her husband but with less popularity, she is a renowned gospel singer and former beauty queen. While in her senior year, she was crowned Miss Gary, Indiana in 1984 and as expected she became a sought-after speaker after winning the beauty quest. She studied musical theatre at the Western Michigan University and it was there she met her sweet husband.
In 2014, the “White Chicks” (2004) actor took to Facebook to post about how much of a struggle he has been in for a long time now. He said he didn’t do drugs, neither did he smoke or drink but he had wrestled for years with pornography. It affected everything according to Crews but most especially, it was killing his marriage. The footballer-turned-actor says he kept this habit a secret from everyone including his wife and it kept eating at him until his wife mentioned that she did not know him anymore and he decided it was time to put an end to it.
During the period after his big announcement, his publicity grew and he kept the media abreast of his positive developments from rehab. The heightened attention helped keep him on his toes and today, Crews is free from this intimacy killer. The muscled actor even embarked on a 90-day sex fast with his wife and at the end of it, their relationship became strengthened again as they were considering a divorce at this time.
His wife of almost three decades never made reference to her husband’s struggles instead; she loved him through all of it. Rebecca is a major cast on their reality show “The Family Crew” (2010 – 2011) and she was also the executive producer for the show. She is happily married to her husband of many years and is actively involved in charity for the Christian community thanks to faith-based upbringing.
Naomi Burton-Crews (adopted daughter from Rebecca’s previous marriage)
Year of Birth: 1989
While Rebecca was in a relationship with Charles Burton she had a child and named her Naomi. This was her first child and by the time she met Crews, he agreed to take the child on as his own. Naomi is grown up now and is the mother to Miley Crews.
Azriel Crews (daughter with Rebecca King-Crews)
Year of Birth: 1990
Rebecca and the Soul Plane (2004) actor had their first child together just some months after their 1990 wedding. The Crews parents are very fond of children and cannot imagine life without them so after Azriel was born they only took a break before trying for the next baby.
Tera Crews (daughter with Rebecca King-Crews)
Year of Birth: 1999
She is an actress like her elder sisters thanks to their role in their family’s reality show.
Wynfrey Crews (daughter with Rebecca King-Crews)
Year of Birth: 2004
Wynfrey can also be seen on the Family Crews (2010 – 2011) television show.
Isaiah Crews (son with Rebecca King-Crews)
Year of Birth: 2007
The delighted dad and merry mom could not contain their joy at the birth of their youngest child and only son. They both have a deep inclination towards children and were thrilled at the sight of a new one. Who knows whether this is not the last baby the Crews family would be welcoming? They have actually revealed that they are done making their own biological kids but might be adopting a sixth child soon.