‘Preachers Of LA’ Star Deitrick Haddon Predicts How Fans Will React When They Learn More About His Shocking Divorce
The gospel music world stood still for a moment when gospel recording artist Deitrick Haddon first announced that he and his wife of 15 years, Damita Haddon, quietly divorced and that he was set to marry the mother of his infant daughter. During a recent interview with ESSENCE, the reality star revealed that fans will be offered a bit more insight into that situation and expressed that he believes the public will understand his story.
“Millions of people have gone through that, and I certainly won’t be the last. I think the public will understand it, especially those who have been divorced before. Once someone tells you their story, you have to either respect it or keep it pushing,” the “Well Done” singer said.
He went on to say that he’s not too concerned with negative responses.
“If people have anything negative to say about it, I really don’t have any energy towards that. You have to walk in my shoes in order to understand the decisions that I’ve made.”
As for why he signed on to do the show, he says that he wants to show the world that preachers are men of integrity.
“You can’t live your life according to what has been or what has passed. It’s up to you to redefine the situation. I definitely knew there was a negative history on reality shows. But I knew that this show would kind of change the game because it’s about preachers. Preachers are people who have a certain standard about themselves and they are people of integrity. Especially the guys that were hand picked for this show.”
He also addressed the stance that many Christians have on religious leaders venturing into the world of reality television, which is that the two don’t mix well.
“I’ll say they don’t read their Bible. The Bible is a reality show. You should see the stories about Paul. Before he became Saul, he was a murderer. David was a fornicator. He messed up, but he was still anointed by God. The Bible shows you the truth about every man of God. It shows you everything about them. The Bible is real. I think [reality TV] is the perfect place for Christians.”
Did you check out the first episode of Preachers of LA? What do you think so far?