‘RHOP’: As Gizelle Bryant Rekindles Her Romance With Jamal, Let’s Revisit His Cheating Past
The ladies of Real Housewives of Potomac are back for season 5, and star Gizelle Bryant’s storyline this time around will be quite different. Instead of being a single mom of three daughters who is looking for love, Gizelle has rekindled her romance with her ex-husband, Jamal Bryant.
Gizelle Bryant revealed she was back together with Jamal at the season 4 reunion
After rumors started swirling that Gizelle had gotten back together with her ex-husband, she confirmed the news during the season 4 RHOP reunion. According to Bravo, Gizelle and Jamal split 12 years ago because he was unfaithful. The couple shares three daughters – Angel, Adore, and Grace – and they are now taking the steps needed to become a family unit again.
“You know, I look back, and I just feel like nobody is what their mistakes are,” explained Gizelle. “And I feel like he’s a different person, I’m a different person, so we are baby-stepping, but we are moving into the direction that we want to move into.”
She does admit that getting back together with her ex-husband has confused her children. Gizelle pointed out that her daughters have never seen their parents “together in that way.” She explained that when Jamal comes into town now, he wants to take her out to dinner for a date. The girls don’t understand why the whole family isn’t going because that’s been the routine in the past.
The pastor has a history of cheating
Jamal Bryant is the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, a megachurch in the Atlanta area. But, just because he is a man of God, it doesn’t mean he has a squeaky clean past.
During season 1 of RHOP, Gizelle described Jamal as a “cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.” During a 2017 episode of The Breakfast Club, she explained that when she was going through her divorce, she had a two-year-old and two one-year-olds.
Gizelle said that she is the mom of three beautiful daughters, and she was not going to stay in the marriage and be disrespected.
“So yes, I packed up and left,” said Gizelle. “I decided to give it a year to say to myself, ‘OK, am I going to try to work this thing out? Is this gonna happen when my kids are in high school, and then I leave?’ I just felt like it was time.”
Even though his infidelity happened more than a decade ago, Jamal has faced new cheating accusations recently.
Gizelle Bryant shuts down new accusations
According to Heavy, this past spring the rumor ran wild on the internet that Jamal Bryant had recently fathered a child with a member of his Atlanta congregation. While talking to Andy Cohen in May on Watch What Happens Live, she thanked him for giving her the chance to clear things up.
The EveryHue Beauty co-founder said the rumor was “all the way a lie,” and she had already spoken out against it on social media.
“I said it’s a lie, and clearly, we’re very important if people are gonna make up these lies,” Gizelle said. “Put some respect on Jamal’s name. He’s doing wonderful things in Atlanta.”
Even though they are back together, the Bryants are dealing with a long-distance relationship since he is in Georgia and she is in Maryland.
Fans can watch Gizelle navigate her new life with her ex-husband and three kids during new episodes of the Real Housewives of Potomac Sunday nights on Bravo.