Jaleel White’s ex-girlfriend is claiming that he’s not the nice guy he appears to be on TV!
Jaleel has come a long way since his days as Steve Urkel on “Family Matters.” These days the “Dancing With the Stars” contestant is super-cool in the ballroom and extremely suave. Not to mention he seems like a total sweetheart to be around.
But his babymama Bridget Hardy has revealed that looks can be deceiving. She told Star Magazine that Jaleel is an abusive cheater!
Supposedly, Bridget found naked pics of other women in his phone, and she came across some texts that suggested he hooked up with another woman the same week that she delivered their now 2-year-old daughter.
When she asked him about incriminating sexts, she claims Jaleel hit her in the chest and shoved her. “He pushed me into the toilet, and it broke. Water went everywhere, through the walls and even to the kitchen downstairs,” she charged, adding that the actor didn’t stop at physical violence. “Verbally and emotionally, he’s abusive. He told me I’m not working; I have no money; I’m White trash. None of it was true.”
The relationship got so bad that Bridget claims Jaleel tried to pay her off after kicking her out of their house. “He texted me and offered me $200,000 to leave our daughter with him and have me go and start my own family,” she said. “He basically tried to pay me off. I went home screaming and said, ‘We’re done.’”
Bridget said that after taking their daughter on a planned trip, she returned home to find that the locks had been changed and all of her stuff had been placed in storage.
RadarOnline.com reports that although Bridget has reported Jaleel to police in the past, she’s largely kept the abuse under wraps and never filed charges.
Jaleel has yet to comment on the new allegations.
In the summer of 2010 there was word that Jaleel had punched Bridget in one of her breast implants. His rep told TMZ in a statement that “there was absolutely no battery … no abuse … and the incident never happened. This is just a ploy in an ongoing custody battle over their young daughter to tarnish his name.”
The actor was later cleared on the charges against him.