When you are proposed to it is a magical event. The man that you love gets down on one knee, looks at you adoringly, and asks if you will be with him for the rest of your lives. You say yes, accept the ring, and then one day walk down the aisle and get married.
Sounds like bliss right? But what if you were brought on a television show with your husband of 20 years and that TV show was Iyanla, Fix My Life? Where would your mind race to knowing how others who have come before you have professed that they have had affairs or have an entirely different life than you thought they had? That is probably what was running through Jennifer’s mind when her husband David brought her on the show.
After a little investigating it was revealed that David was a former pastor, father of two sons, and has been married to Jennifer for 20 years.
However, he had another life that no one knew about. He was living a double life where the former pastor would hook up with random s*x partners from chat rooms online.
He also has a pretty severe [email protected] addiction. He moved out of his home with Jennifer two years ago and lives in his own apartment. He still comes over for family dinners weekly. Jennifer wears both of their wedding rings; one on her finger and the other on a necklace.
One of the most painful things that she had to hear that day was that he had only proposed to her as a joke and that the marriage had been over before it even started.
He went for 20 years with this secret. He wasted all of her time when she could have been in a happy relationship with no secrets.