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Drew Sidora says Gizelle and her husband, Pastor Jamal Bryant really are together and they are in love.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta newcomer doubts the criticism leveled at the Bryants by The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member Monique Samuels, who claims Bryant is cheating on his wife.

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Monique (pictured at home with her family) said Bryant has had a mistress for eight years. Bryant clapped back by threatening legal action and accusing Monique's husband, Chris Samuels, of beating her. Bryant also vowed never to appear on RHOP again.

Monique, a 37-year-old homemaker and mom-of-two, officially quit the show and won't return for Season 6.

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Drew Sidora told Andy Cohen she knows Pastor Bryant very well and she defended his relationship with his wife.

"I know pastor Jamal and he loves this woman," said Drew, 35. "I know a lot of their history and I believe that they really are together and in love."

Drew continued: "I saw him at the airport in Atlanta and he shared with me that they were back together. Because I was in the church when all of the scandal things were happening so..."

Drew questioned Monique's motive for trying to break up Pastor Bryant and his wife, Gizelle. She is not convinced that Monique's binder is filled with texts and other receipts.

"I wish she [Monique] would have gone through all the tabs and they've got apps for that stuff so I can't really say for sure, you know?"
 

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Gizelle Bryant's ex-husband Jamal Bryant is furious at Monique Samuels for slandering his good name on Real Housewives of Potomac.

Bryant, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, has denied the cheating rumors involving members of his congregation in a response to Monique's accusations on the RHOP reunion.

Monique reportedly brought receipts to Part 1 of the RHOP reunion. She accused Bryant of cheating on Gizelle and fathering several children out of wedlock.

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There are rumors that Bryant has fathered at least one child out of wedlock while married to Gizelle, but he denied the allegations in his Instagram Live.

"From the jump, you need to know tonight is not an apology. I'm not asking for anybody's forgiveness," he said.

"Tonight is for clarity. For five seasons, I've never said anything about Potomac. Never said anything in a post, an interview, a tweet or a text. I average about 56 interviews a year, and in no terms have I ever mentioned Potomac — good, bad, or ugly."

He went on to say he would never appear on the series again and he's never even met Monique.

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"And I want you to know that I will NEVER be on the Housewives of Potomac or anything in that franchise ever again. But I wanted you to know why. It has been a gross misrepresentation of my character, my ministry and my humanhood.

"Monique Samuels I've never met. Never shook her hand, never been in the room with her and yet, she's assassinated my character with anger and hostility.

"I've got to address this because, on national, international television, you labeled me a 'Holy Whore.' I'm not sleeping with any woman in my church. I have no babies in my church. I have no inappropriate relationship with any woman in my church."

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Bryant also addressed Monique's husband, Chris Samuels, whom he accused of abusing Monique.

"You became hostile and it was misdirected rage, it was misdirected rage, uh, because you live in a house with a man who has anger management, who doesn't mind expressing volatile behavior.

"And everything I'm saying tonight is, uh, not conjecture. This is not murder, this is self-defense. So, on Sunday for the first time in five years, I'm inviting my audience to watch the reunion.

"Chris, you've got to take care of CTE. Some of your former teammates contacted me, they're concerned... We have the footage of that but I'm not going to air that. I'm asking you to please get help. I've tracked down your pastor so all that I'm saying is in love, so your pastor can help you get the help that is needed and that is necessary."

He also accused Monique of sleeping with her personal trainer, and he claimed the trainer is her baby daddy.

It was all too much for Bryant's parishioners - some of whom fainted on their social media timelines. After they recovered from the shock, they promised to tune in to Part 2 of the RHOP reunion show.

Watch the Bryant's speech below.
 

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The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor of DeKalb County's New Birth Baptist Church, welcomed a baby with a church parishioner.

The promiscuous pastor transitioned from Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore to the church outside Atlanta to take over for Bishop Eddie Long who died of cancer in 2017.

According to Instagram blog @theBlackSocialites, Bryant fathered a baby with a woman who is not his ex-wife, Gizelle, whom he is currently dating again.

"Congratulations are in order for Pastor Jamal Bryant who's "Secret Lady" allegedly has already given birth to their NEW BABY ? Happy early Mother's Day to the new mommy. I wonder what's going to happen when church opens back up? Do you think she will be sitting front row First Lady style? Where do u think Gizelle will be seated? This is just too much."

Bryant famously cheated on his then-wife, Gizelle, by fathering a child out of wedlock. Bryant and Gizelle were married from 2002-2009. They share three daughters, Grace and twins Angel and Adore.

In 2016, Bryant admitted he had a sexual relationship with another church parishioner Latoya Shawntee Odom, 34, who gave birth to their son, John Karston Bryant. Bryant allegedly asked her to abort the baby, according to blogger William G. McCray III.

 


 

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Pastor Jamal H. Bryant is apparently dating his long-suffering ex-wife Gizelle Bryant, the mother of his three children. Pastor Bryant invited Kanye West to bring his traveling "Sunday Service" gospel revue to Atlanta's New Birth Missionary Church this weekend.

The pastor also invited his ex-wife, Real Housewives of Potomac reality TV star Gizelle Bryant to love up on him while all eyes in the congregation were on Kanye.

According to Page Six, the Bryants are "working on their relationship."

Gizelle, 49, and Jamal, 48, were married from 2002 to 2007, and share daughter, Grace, 14, and twins Adore and Angel, 13.

And since the children are still minors, they need both of their parents in the same household to act as an example so their children know what Love looks like.

During a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Gizelle told host Andy Cohen that her daughters are trying to adjust to seeing their parents "date" again.

"They're a little confused to be honest with you because they've never seen us together in that way," she said. "We got divorced 12 years ago, so when he comes into town and he wants to take me to dinner, they're like, 'Wait a minute, aren't we all going? Because that's what we would normally do."

If everything works out with her ex, Gizelle will consider moving to Atlanta to assume her rightful place as First Lady of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Why should that prestigious title be bestowed upon some other chick when Gizelle put in work raising his children all these years?

"So you're going to be a First Lady again?" co-star Monique Samuels asked Gizelle.

"Imma be whatever the Lord brings into my life," Gizelle responded. "I look back and I just feel like nobody is what their mistakes are. I feel he's a different person. I'm a different person, so we're baby-stepping, but we are moving in the direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we are all together as a family."
 

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