I know I did the right thing by taking time off to raise my son. But it also came at a price. I turned down many opportunities over the years because I didn't want to leave him for long periods of time. And in Hollywood, as in any business, the calls stop coming when you don't answer.
— Arsenio Hall
At one point in my career, while still hosting 'The Arsenio Hall Show,' I was told by my doctor that it might not be physically possible for me to have children.
I've never understood what the upside of marriage would be for me personally.
I don't possess a lot of self-confidence. I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage.
I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I'd ever have. I'd been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.
My name is Arsenio. That's a very unique name for a black man. In Greek, it means Leroy.
You go out with a girl you used to date, she looks so damn good, and then at a certain point you say, Boy, now I remember. I know why I left!
My father was a no-nonsense, dedicated, and focused minister, and there was usually a sermon he needed to prepare for or a Scripture he needed to study, and that always came first.
I love being in a relationship, but marriage isn't for me.
I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true.