terry-crews*With a hit TV show on his resume with Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a role in the new comedy “Blended,” as well as being named the new host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” life is pretty good for Terry Crews.

But according to the entertainer, things could’ve turned out differently had he kept on with his addition to porn. Crews opened up about his secret vice while guest co-hosting on “The View” on Tuesday, saying that despite being a devout Christian, he was fascinated with exploring adult entertainment films.

“I love my wife and the whole thing, then in order to feel good, I had a little secret where I would feel I could sit on the Internet and watch things I shouldn’t be watching,” Crews shared. “I suffered from a thing called cognitive dissonance, where you have two opposing beliefs in your brain at the same time.”

The 45-year-old married, father of five believed his porn addiction was controllable until he received a wake up call when the habit almost ruined his marriage.

“You always find a reason why you can do this. ’My wife was tripping’ and ‘I had a hard day at work’ and you think you have control. Once you say you have control, it’s over! You don’t have control,” Crews confessed. “Being a victim is where this kind of addiction lives. I almost lost my family”

The former NFL star credits his wife Rebecca Crews for helping him change his ways. It wasn’t until she put him out of the house that Terry Crews realized it was time for a change

“She gave me another chance. She said, ‘Now that I know everything, I’m still choosing to love you.’” Crews pointed out to NPR. “… That kind of mercy, that kind of grace — it took our relationship to a whole other level, because this is one thing I never realized. … I always thought if she really knew who I was, she wouldn’t want to be with me. And that blew my mind.”

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Crews’ admission to his porn addiction comes as his new memoir, “Manhood: How to Be a Better Man — or Just Live with One” invades bookstores. For men, he actor hopes the tome will inspire them to take ownership of their actions and challenge them to make smarter decisions in life.

“When a man decides he is going to take full responsibility for everything in his life, good and bad, that’s when he becomes a man,” Crews stated.

“Manhood: How to Be a Better Man — or Just Live with One” (Random House) is available now.

*Porn addiction isn’t the only thing Crews fessed up to. The “Blended” star revealed to Wendy Williams that he’s partially deaf. Crews mentioned that he’s had difficulty hearing since he was a young child. So much so that he’s become adept at reading lips in order to communicate with other people in loud places.

“It was something I grew up with and what was wild is, I went and saw a doctor and she covered her mouth and started talking and asked me to repeat what she said, and I couldn’t and I didn’t even know it,” he said. “It’s one of the reasons why I’m so loud.”