Jennifer Pfautch became known through being the wife of Omari Hardwick, who is a popular American actor starring in such TV series as “Power”, and who has appeared in such movies as “Kick-Ass” and “The A-Team”. Jennifer works as a producer and publicist.
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Early life and family
Jennifer “Jae” Pfautch was born on 4 January 1983, in Saint Louis, Missouri USA, so she holds American nationality and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She has several siblings, though she’s never mentioned their names. She once shared that her father brought her up in such a way that she became a worrier. She wrote on her Instagram account that he was ‘smart, skeptical and capable of staying in control of most things’.
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Oh hey gratitude! Anxiety, worry…yalls shit is on pause! 🤣 I post messages similar to this often, it’s truly been a saving grace for me in my life. See I’m a worrier by nature (personality) AND nurture (upbringing). I get it from my Dad. He was smart, skeptical and capable of staying in control of most things. Part of this was amazing and allowed us to be well provided for, but the down side- it’s difficult on relationship. I can’t remember a moment where my Dad was lighthearted. I always wondered when the day would come where there wasn’t something that needed his worry and attention. I always waited for the worry to run out but that’s the thing…worry only produces more worry. Like I said, I get worrying from him. I would worry about worrying if I allowed myself! 🤣 I’m trying my hardest to break the cycle that allowed too much space for worry and anxiety. I don’t want the space for my loved ones to be occupied by my own thoughts unknowingly pushing them aside. Life experiences teach us things and if we aren’t careful the pain of them causes us to crave control in an attempt to avoid another ouch. Worrying makes us feel somehow more in charge, like our worry puts in work. It doesn’t. It undermines your strength for today and robs you of your joy in the moment. Worrying is betting against yourself, against your future. I have learned to plan like my Dad did but minus most of the worrying. It still come, shiiiiiiit it still comes hourly sometimes but I shut it down with gratitude. I plug my power into thankfulness and from that position the best decisions are made and relationships deepened. #Thankfulness #Gratitude #InterruptAnxietyWithGratitude #BePresent #LiveHere #NotInYourHead #MomOf2 #RecoveringWorrier #TakeControl #PlugIntoThePowerOfPositivity
That helped a lot as the family was well provided for, but these features of her father made it difficult for Jennifer to deal with her own feelings and relationship she had with other people: ‘I can’t remember a moment where my Dad was lighthearted. I always wondered when the day would come where there wasn’t something that needed his worry and attention’. However, Jennifer is now working on her anxiety and worries being aware of the reasons of these feelings, and it goes well.
Since her early years Jennifer has liked reading books, drawing and painting; she’s also liked swimming since she was five years old. Jennifer shared that her mother has always been very supportive; she once even agreed to celebrate Jennifer’s birthday on 4 April instead of 4 January, as Jennifer complained she couldn’t stand the cold and gloom of winter and wanted her birthday to be transferred to Spring. To her amazement, her mother agreed!
Jennifer matriculated from her local high school in Saint Louis in 2001, then enrolled at California Lutheran University, from which she graduated with a BA in literature in 2004.
Jennifer started her career holding the position of producers’ assistant, until she was promoted and became the producer herself. She started working at the Creative Artists Agency in 2004, a talent and sports agency located in Los Angeles. During those years it was good luck for Jennifer to start her career there, as it was one of the most influential and dominant talent agencies in the US. The company had more than 1,800 employees, and managed a huge number of prestigious clients from Hollywood. Jennifer worked there until 2005, gaining experience which helped her a lot in her further career.
At the end of 2005 Jennifer was hired by another respected company, the Paradigm Talent Agency, which had multiple offices around the US, and also managed a lot of well-known actors, dancers, singers, etc. Jennifer enjoyed working there so much that she still works there, as of 2020.
Writing and reflecting on her own life
As a publicist, Jennifer uses several platforms to develop her writing career and skills. She writes posts on parenthood, life, relationships and family in her Instagram account, sharing her views on various situations she faces in life. She also tries to analyze her present inner state, writing detailed overviews on her feelings and trying to discover the source of them, as she believes one can deal with his\her feelings only truly understanding where they come from.
Her Instagram account is followed by more than 110,000 people, who also share their life experiences with Jennifer in the comments.
Jennifer has a personal website, on which she shares not only her thoughts but also the things that inspire her and make her days a bit better. The site has four categories; one is “Food For Thought”, and mostly repeats the posts Jennifer shares on her Instagram account, reaching the wisdom dealing with any situation she gets into. The second category is “Inspiration”, and Jennifer shares anything that makes her inspired or motivated, for example, a book, a movie or a song. The third category of the site, “Eye Candy”, is there to share whatever makes Jennifer’s eyes happy, whether it would a nice lipstick, a beautiful mug of coffee or a hotel she travelled to with her kids and husband.
Last but not least is the category “Good Eats”, in which Jennifer shared the recipes which will keep one healthy, fulfilled and won’t take a lot of time to be cooked.
Personal life, husband Omari Hardwick
Jennifer is married to the popular American actor, Omari Hardwick. They met at the beginning of 2000s, but Omari was in another relationship back then. After that relationship was over, Omari and Jennifer started dating, and eventually married on 4 May 2012. The couple have two kids, daughter Nova and a younger son, Brave Hardwick. Jennifer once shared that motherhood changed her a lot even though she was not at all ready for that.
However, she feels blessed to have the family with two children, as she enjoys dealing with parenthood challenges: ‘There is no job I’ve had, no title I’ve held, that has called upon me to use all of me quite like Motherhood <…> Motherhood drains you to dry and fills you fuller than you ever knew to be physically, emotionally or spiritually possible’, she writes on her social media account.
Unfortunately, Jennifer and Omari’s interracial marriage couldn’t keep some of Omari’s followers calm. He got more and more comments and messages on his social media profiles which offended his wife, for marrying a white woman. The couple had to defend themselves, stating that their choice in life was nobody’s business but theirs.
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Who is Omari Hardwick?
Born on 9 January 1974, in Savannah, Georgia USA, Omari Latif Hardwick wrote poetry on daily basis since he learnt how to write. He pursued his acting career, debuting as Lameck in “Circles” in 2002. Later he landed the role of Byron in the comedy “Beauty Shop” (2005), Carl Billings in “The Guardian” (2006) and Sgt. Marcus Williams in “Kick-Ass” (2010). He is also famous for his role of Chopshop Jay in “The A-Team” (2010). From 2009 to 2010 Omari was in the main cast of “Dark Blue”, portraying Ty Curtis, for which role he was nominated for NAMIC Vision Award – Best Performance, Drama in 2011.
From 2013 to 2014 he played Andre Daniels in “Being Mary Jane”, being nominated for multiple awards, including Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 2015.
As of 2020, he is still playing the role of James “Ghost” St. Patrick in “Power” series, in which he’s starred from 2014, and for which Omari was nominated for a BET Award for Best Actor in 2017. Before Jennifer, Omari had a relationship with a woman who was of German and Native-American descent, who was disowned by her family for having a relationship with a man of another race. In 2008 she gave birth to a stillborn son, a loss causing her and Omari to grieve badly. Jennifer is helping Omari to overcome this tragedy, as he stills feels the pain of the loss.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Jennifer’s favorite actor is Robert Downey, Jr., and her favorite actress is Emma Stone. She enjoys Italian and continental food. Her favorite travelling destination is Paris. Her favorite color is red.
Jennifer has long dark brown hair which she earlier bleached blonde. She has grey-green eyes. Jennifer is is 5ft 9ins (1.79m) tall, weighs around 154lbs (70kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-28-36. Jennifer often goes to the gym or does exercises at home in the room which is full of sports equipment. She has several tattoos on her body.