In a recent Oprah interview, comedian D.L. Hughley opened up about life with his 26-year-old son, Kyle, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.
"He graduated from college but everything has to be the same," Hughley said. "He goes to work at the same time. He eats the same thing."
But while recounting Kyle's challenges and accomplishments, Hughley is eventually brought to tears as speaks about ways his son is able to overcome his condition.
"I had to get gas, and he says, 'Daddy, I'll do it,'" Hughley said while getting emotional. "And I'm a nervous wreck. And he comes back in [the car] and he gives me the receipt and the keys, and I could not stop crying because he did something he was afraid to do."
Hughley's pride in his son is evident: "I just didn't believe he could do it. He did it. And I held him and I said, 'You're going to be all right.'"
Another topic Hughley addressed in his Oprah interview are the infidelities he committed during his marriage. When he married his wife, LaDonna, in 1986, he was a 22-year-old telephone sales rep. But after making it big on the comedy circuit, fame took over his moral compass.
Hughley has publicly admitted to cheating on his wife numerous times during their marriage.
"I always thought it was part of being a man," he said. "I never thought it was a horrible thing to be or to do. I never felt like it was anything I was doing wrong."
But these days, Hughley is singing a different tune.
"I think monogamy is what you give your woman so she doesn't leave," he said.