What's not to love about the pitbull in a skirt? Eve Jihan Jeffers is Philadelphia's own home girl who's translated her rhymes and edgy style into Hollywood cache. Grabbing her own self-titled television show and getting the opportunity to make out with Michael Ealy when she played Terri in Ice Cube's "Barbershop," Eve's had it pretty good. As we gear up to see Eve-y Eve at the ESSENCE Music Festival on July 6-8, let's take a look back at her journey.
Early on in Eve’s career, she dated Stevie J. and almost married him according to VH1’s “Behind The Music.”
“He turned out to be my first love. We did think about getting married. He actually called my mother at like, 2:30 in the morning, and said, ’I’m gonna marry your daughter tomorrow morning’ and I was like, ‘I love him!’” Eve recalled.
Though the couple eventually split, a regrettable sex tape emerged online in 2005, depicting the pair during an intimate moment. For Eve, the word embarrassment didn’t begin to cover her feelings.
Here is the couple at the Luca Luca Fall/Winter fashion show in 2000 in New York City.