Big Boi & wife Sherlita Patton at Janet Jackson Concert After Party

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Outkast's Big Boi is back on the market. The 47-year-old rapper finalized his divorce from Sherlita Patton after 20 years of marriage and 2 children.

Legal documents obtained by TMZ show the court entered the final divorce decree in May. Big Boi just filed for the divorce in April. But Sherlita has previously filed for divorce from the rapper, real name Antwan André Patton.

Big Boi also has a son, whom he fathered with a mistress during his marriage to Sherlita.

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Big Boi is best known as one half of Grammy-winning hip-hop duo Outkast alongside André 3000.

In his divorce filing, Big Boi said there was "no reasonable hope of reconciliation" and they'd already separated and were living apart for years.

The two agreed to a postnuptial agreement in 2016, and more recently agreed to a confidential financial settlement.

As part of the divorce, they agreed there would be no mudslinging or making threats of "injury, maltreating, molesting, harassing, harming, or abusing" in any way shape or form.

As TMZ reported, Sherlita filed for divorce from the rapper back in 2013 after multiple episodes of infidelity and at least one outside child.

She demanded financial support and full custody of their two children - son Cross and daughter Jordan. But they later reconciled and agreed to an amicable marriage.

At the time, Big Boi gave all the glory to God.

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Pastor John Gray apologized to his long-suffering wife for stepping out on her again. Gray's attorneys claimed he was being extorted by a woman who said he asked her to send nudes.

In a video posted on YouTube, Gray humbled himself and apologized to his wife, Aventer, and his congregation at Relentless Church in South Carolina.

To his wife, Gray said he was sorry for the pain he caused her. "You don't deserve it. You are an amazing woman of God."

The pastor spoke directly to his church and "God's sheep" who looked to him as an example of leadership.

"I want to take this moment to tell you I'm sorry," he said. "I'm sorry for the areas of my life that I left unattended."

He continued, "For every area of behavior that has dishonored the Holiness of God, I want to tell you I'm sorry."

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Attorneys representing Pastor John Gray say he is a victim of a malicious extortion attempt. The 47-year-old megachurch leader of Relentless Church in South Carolina is involved in yet another cheating scandal.

New allegations came to light over the weekend when YouTube blogger UnwinewithTashaK obtained a short video clip featuring the portly preacher.

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In the clip, Gray, picture with his wife Aventer Gray, is speaking with a 48-year-old Houston woman named "Mary". He criticizes his wife's cooking and he asks the woman to go on an exotic trip with him.

The woman claims she sent Gray nude photos of her breasts at his request -- and she said he video-chatted with her while revealing his underwear.

She claimed he invited her to visit his home and she declined because she believed he wanted to sleep with her.

Mary said she hooked up with Gray after the death of her brother's wife in April. Her brother, a pastor in New Jersey, is friends with Gray, who spoke at the memorial service.

After the service, Gray asked for her friendship on Instagram and began liking her posts. Gray asked where she worked and he looked up the phone number for the hair salon where she was employed.

"A couple days after that he called my job and I answered the phone. I'm the manager of the hair salon and I answered the phone and he said 'Hey Mary, it's John Gray,'" she said.

Mary said she was shocked and told him it wasn't a good time to talk but she gave him her personal number, which she described as a bad decision in hindsight.

She said Gray asked for her measurements and for explicit photos. She complied, sending him images of her breasts.

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But lawyers for the embattled preacher say he did not step out on his long-suffering wife this time because he and Mary never reached first base.

"There are allegations that there were phone conversations between the two parties, and that's essentially the extent of the allegations," attorney Devon Puriefoy of the law firm Truluck Thomason told Greenville News. "When you take her own words, she says there was no affair, no physical contact, they never met each other, they never saw each other."

That's good news for Aventer, who shares two minor children, daughter Theory Aspyn-Sky and son John W. Gray IV, with her husband.

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Pastor John Gray's wife Aventer Gray is "extremely embarrassed" over a new cheating scandal involving her husband.

Over the weekend, YouTube blogger UnwinewithTashaK obtained a short video clip featuring the portly preacher.

In the clip, Gray, the pastor at Relentless Church in South Carolina, is speaking with a woman who is not his wife.

At one point, Gray invites the mystery woman on a trip, and he vents about his wife.

The clip was captioned, "He says his wife doesn't cook and feeds their son Pizza every night. He asks his side chick to fly with him to Cabo privately during the pandemic!"

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A source close to John Gray's wife, tells theJasmineBrand that Aventer Gray is "really hurt by what happened. Her marriage and family are super important to her, so to experience this in public – is overwhelming."

The source said Gray apologized to his wife yet again.

"He's apologized over and over again and wants to make this right. He's committed to making their marriage work."

The source said Gray and the woman didn't have sex.

"They weren't intimate, but it was wrong. Their conversations were inappropriate, period. Wrong is wrong."

Gray and his wife made headlines in 2019, when he was accused of allegedly cheating on her. Aventer can’t leave him because the couple share two minor children, a boy and a girl, and the children are their priority.


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