Mekhi Phifer was in daddy mode this past weekend while at the pumpkin patch with his kids in West Hollywood. The actor was seen picking out pumpkins and having loads of fun with his sons, Omikaye and Mekhi Jr., while his wife watched with delight. Phifer and his sons selected several small pumpkins and indulged in a bit of face painting before leaving the patch.
Mekhi has deemed fatherhood a privilege, saying that parenting is filled with enjoyable moments. “I love kids, outings, camping, sports, Legoland, all the Daddy stuff. I love it,” says the actor. “That’s what it’s all about. When you’re working and making money, that’s all good, but there has to be something that provides a substance, I think. [Family] is the backbone, the foundation that keeps me going.”
Phifer has one child, Omikaye, with ex-wife Malinda Williams. Mekhi Jr. is the actor’s child with Oni Souratha. Mekhi and Reshelet Barnes wed on March 30, 2013 after courting one another for several years.