SPLITS-VILLE: Bishop Jakes' Daughter, Sarah Henson's Fairytale Marriage Ends in Divorce after 4 Years
By EEW Magazine Staff
EEW Magazine reported in July that Bishop T.D. Jakes’ youngest daughter, Sarah D. Henson, opened up about her marriage, calling it “hard.” Apparently, things got too hard to continue moving forward. Now, after only 4 years, she’s calling it quits.
Henson's official statement says:
I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be.
For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home.
As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot.
After professional counseling, and prayerful consideration I have decided to end my four-year marriage.
There are biblical grounds supporting this decision and I have attempted every other recourse but after multiple infractions over the course of the union, and for my personal safety and that of my children, I have come to this painful decision.
Now that it is made, I would ask for privacy while I navigate through this difficult season in my life so that I may now concentrate on being the best parent for my children possible.
Thank you for your prayers.
Sarah Henson married Robert Henson, a Texas Christian University graduate and former linebacker for the Washington Redskins in the summer of 2008.
The lavish cermony was attended by numerous celebrities, including Tyler Perry, Kelly Price, Cathy Hughes, Emmitt Smith, Tom Joyner, and Donna Richardson, Deion and Pilar Sanders, Dr. Phil McGraw, Paula White, and Michael Irvin.
Sarah Henson was 19 when she wed.
In an article young Mrs. Henson wrote in October 2011, she said, "Marriage is an eternal covenant. Whether you stay married, or divorce, the person you marry will always have pieces of you, you will never get back. So choose wisely, who you decide to make an exchange with. Be sure that whatever you receive in return, is worth giving away that piece of you."