Gizelle Bryant announced that she and her ex-husband, Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, got back together during a Season 4 episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac titled "Reunion Part 1."
She left him in 2009 after discovering that he had several extra-marital affairs during their seven-year-long marriage. She now claims that he is a changed man, but viewers of the show disagree. Are they right? Just how many kids does Jamal have exactly?
Jamal Bryant is rumored to have at least six kids.
Gizelle and Jamal share three children, 15-year-old Grace, and 14-year-old twins, Angel and Adore. In addition, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is thought to be the father of at least three other children. It is widely believed that he has a 22-year-old daughter, Topaz, a 13-year-old daughter, Naomi, and a 4-year-old son named John Karston.
According to a rumor referenced by celeb blogger Lailah Lynn, Jamal also has a 5-year-old kid with a massage therapist. It's understood that he previously came under fire for refusing to pay child support to his supposed baby mama.
Jamal and Gizelle rekindled the old flame in 2019, much to the surprise of Gizelle's family.
Before getting back together with Gizelle, Jamal was in a two-year-long relationship with R&B singer Charlene "Tweet" Keys. They started dating in 2016, and they broke up in the spring of 2018.
Gizelle and Jamal got back together over a year ago, in a move that drew criticism from Gizelle's family and viewers alike. Although the star appears to believe that he is the best-suited to take care of her children, some are struggling to see him as a reliable father.
Jamal's loudest critics include Gizelle's dad, Curtis Graves, who kicked up a real fuss about his reappearance in a recent episode of RHOP, titled "The Tipping Point."
Although Curtis agreed to attend the opening of Arizona's — the restaurant Jamal gifted to Grace, Angel, and Adore — he failed to get through the event without giving voice to some of his most pressing concerns.
According to Gizelle's dad, Curtis Graves, Jamal might have six or seven baby mamas.
In a crucial scene of "The Tipping Point," Curtis asked a producer to remove his mic. Lacking the patience to wait out the relatively lengthy procedure, he proceeded to make a few harshly worded comments.
"This is not a good move for her," Curtis told the producer, before adding that "You know, this guy’s got six, seven baby mamas [...] as a father, you think twice about this kind of stuff!"
But Curtis is far from the only person who doesn't support Gizelle reunion with Jamal. Gizelle's daughters, Grace, Angel, and Adore appear to be of the same opinion, and so are some viewers of the show.
"Why are they pushing this ridiculous a-- storyline of Jamal and Gizelle on us? That man don't want her. #RHOP," tweeted a person.
"Omg!!!! I knew Gizelle daddy wasn’t rocking with Jamal!! I’m screaming" wrote another person.
"I wish Gizelle wanted more for herself. Jamal ain’t it. And what a terrible example for her girls. #rhop," argued somebody else.
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