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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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Monique Samuels has had enough of groveling for reality TV checks. The 37-year-old homemaker officially quit The Real Housewives of Potomac and won't return for Season 6.

The mother-of-two shared the news after the RHOP season 5 finale aired on Sunday. Monique called her reality TV career "a crazy ride" but she's happy that it's over.

"What a crazy, crazy, crazy season... It's not easy doing reality TV and to be quite honest, I'm over it," she said.

"I appreciate everything people have done for me, everybody that's been Team Monique I love Y'all, but when you cross certain lines there's no going back. And for me, my family is that line. The opinion of my family and my kids and what they think about anything that I do is more valuable to me than anybody's opinion, so, I'm over it."

The news comes after multiple run-ins with co-star and former friend Candiace Dillard on the set.

Monique got into a hair pulling match with Dillard in 2019 and she was charged with second-degree assault. Then, earlier this month, she was hit with a cease and desist from Pastor Jamal Bryant, who threatened legal action if she didn’t apologize for accusing him of cheating on his wife, Gizelle.

Bryant clapped back, saying Samuels was an abused wife and her husband, former NFL player Chris Samuels, had CTE. The salacious gossip led to rumors that church leaders were considering firing Bryant for bringing shame to the pulpit.

Samuels denied reports that she'd been fired, saying she'd already received her Season 6 contract from Bravo.

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In addition to her reality TV gig, Samuels also manages her husband, Chris Samuel's real estate investment company, as well as doing a little blogging on the side. Chris is a former left tackle for the Washington Redskins.

The couple were photographed with their two children, Christopher, 7, and Milani, 4, in their Potomac, MD mansion for a photo spread in the Washington Post in 2018.
 

 

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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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Pastor Jamal H. Bryant has vehemently denied fathering a child in January, February, April, or May this year.

The pastor said he received many congratulations from church folk who had heard that he fathered a child recently.

All babies are a blessing from God, but the father-of-four, who heads New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb, made an impassioned plea to his flock to disregard reports that he fathered a child this year.

He categorically denies fathering a child this year in the Atlanta area.

"One thing that I can stand true to is that the man that I am now is not the man that I used to be," Pastor Bryant said in a video on Thursday.

Pastor Bryant also wants you to know he will be blessing the first 1,000 families with groceries on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Family Life Center at 6400 Woodrow Road in Lithonia, Ga. First come, first serve while supplies last.

And on Sunday, Mothers Day, the church will offer FREE COVID-19 tests from 11a-3p.
 

 


 


 

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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 Bryant caused waves at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church when he redirected Kanye West's donation to Atlanta's Morris Brown College in the name of Kanye's late mom, Donda West.

Kanye held his popular "Sunday Service" at Bryant's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Before the service Kanye presented Bryant with a sizable donation for the church.

But on Sunday, Oct. 13, Bryant told his congregation he didn't want Kanye's money after the rap musician expressed his support for President Trump and the Republican Party in Utah.

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"Abraham Lincoln was the wig party, that's the Republican party that freed the slaves," Kanye told the crowd of about 9,000 worshipers in Utah.

Bryant was livid.

"I went into prayer, and it dawned on me in prayer that Dr. Donda West, who was the mother of Kanye West, is a former professor at Morris Brown College," Bryant said on Sunday.

Bryant said he was redirecting Kanye's donation to Morris Brown in Donda West's name.

"I am not a runaway slave," Bryant said.

"To that end, Mr. West made a significant donation to New Birth Cathedral, but I do not want to be guilty of double speech. I met with my team today and the donation that he made to our church, I am now redirecting.

"I am thankful for the gift, thankful the seed, thankful for the sacrifice but I don't want to be seen in any way, shape or form to be seen in cahoots with philosophy or with policies that keep our people in bondage.

Bryant went on to say he was "not a preacher that can be bought or comes with a price tag."

Morris Brown College has been in dire straits financially since losing its accreditation in 2002. Only 50 students out of 2,700 remain on the historic campus.

Watch Bryant's speech below, courtesy of StraightFromtheA.com.
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris felt "exploited" when he and his long-suffering wife Tameka Harris attended Kanye West's Sunday Service at the invitation of mega church leader Jamal Bryant.

T.I. explained what was going through his mind in the photo below as he attended Kanye's Sunday service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta last weekend.

The "I'm Serious" rapper captioned the image, "Yeaaahhh Maaaan We MUST discuss what caused this look on my face in Sunday Service...."

T.I. said he was offended by the church shaking him down for a generous tithe before the service.

"When we sat down there was a whole new agenda. It was like they rung the red bell at the Player's Club," T.I. said, referring to the hit movie starring the late comedian Bernie Mac, and actors Jamie Foxx and LisaRaye.

“It's not that I have [anything] against pastors or against preachers so-to-speak. It's just I've been raised in the trenches and I was taught to peep game. You ain't [about to] run no game on me. I will not be extorted."

T.I.'s statement prompted Byrant to deny the allegations. In short, Bryant claims he nor his church put pressure on the rappers to open their wallets and tithe to the church.

"I don't want Sunday to be used as further ammunition as to why people don’t go to church without them knowing at this same church we gave 5000 pairs of new back to school shoes to kids of #Atlanta, or that we spearheaded 9 million campaign to support @bennett_college , or that we bailed out nonviolent offenders or that we partnered with @delta to send 4 cargo to #Bahamas for hurricane release or that we’ve partnered with @_hamptonu to place 95 displaced students or that we fed the furloughed workers for two weeks while the government was shut down or that we went into housing projects to feed kids of #dekalb county during spring break. For none of these projects were you solicited for a donation."

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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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For the past 2 weeks rap producer Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service gospel revue on the road in America. The first stop was in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, where he preached to the unwashed masses last weekend.

This weekend Kanye brought his traveling gospel revue to Atlanta at the invitation of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader, Jamal H. Bryant.

The 42-year-old Gemini wore a white t-shirt and grey sweatpants. In video on the church's website, Kanye caught the Holy Ghost onstage in the packed mega church as the choir sang rousing gospel songs.

Kanye's Sunday Service started out as exclusive worship gatherings with his inner circle in a field in Calabasas, California.
 

Gizelle Bryant is celebrating her new title as "best-selling author." Gizelle's first novel MY WORD (Brown Girls Books, $16.99) topped Amazon.com's best sellers list. MY WORD tells the fictionalized version of Gizelle's rise and "fall" as the wife and partner of one of the most influential and controversial megachurch pastors, Jamal H. Bryant.

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