TMZ: Terrance Howard admits a dark secret

Some deep dark secrets are now out and TMZ's Harvey Levin has the scoop.

Empire star Terrance Howard admitted he had a dark past with his ex. He says he's a changed man now.

He and Michelle Ghent would often smoke weed, do cocaine and ecstasy together. 

They have been fighting over his spousal support payments and she wants more money, claiming she needs $5,800 per month in payments.

Also, Amber Rose was being used to lure models into a prostitution ring. She had no idea.

The company enticed applicants by setting up what they called a FaceTime session with Amber.

The company was soliciting models "for a paid celebrity photoshoot and clothing line."  Applicants were told Amber Rose was picking the models.