RHOP's Gizelle Bryant Denies Jamal Bryant Fathered a Child with Member of His Congregation

Gizelle Bryant is standing by her man.

On Sunday, the Real Housewives of Potomac star appeared via video chat on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where she addressed rumors that her ex-husband and current boyfriend — megachurch pastor Jamal H. Bryant — recently fathered a child with a member of his congregation.

"That is all the way a lie," said Gizelle of Jamal, with whom she shares three daughters: Grace, 15, and twins Angel and Adore, 14.

Gizelle and Jamal were married from 2002 to 2009, famously splitting after Jamal had an affair. The couple reconciled last year, and are currently dating long distance: He lives in Atlanta, where he leads the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, while she recently moved into a fixer-upper home in Bethesda, Maryland.

"Clearly we're very important if people are going to make up these lies," Gizelle, 49, added on WWHL. "Put some respect on Jamal's name. He's doing wonderful things in Atlanta."

The EveryHue Beauty owner first confirmed that she and Jamal were back together back during the RHOP season 4 reunion last September, explaining that Jamal had been "heavily pursuing" her, something she was "enjoying."

"I am open," she said at the time. "There's nobody who knows me like that man."

She also said she had forgiven her ex for his transgression.

"I look back and I just feel like, nobody is what their mistakes are," she said. "I feel like he's a different person, I'm a different person. So we're baby-stepping, but we're moving in a direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we're all together as a family."

Asked how the kids had reacted to their relationship, Gizelle admitted they were still getting used to it.

"You know what, 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 out, they're like, 'Wait a minute, aren't we all going?' Because that's what they normally do."

Fans will get to see Gizelle and Jamal's rekindled romance play out on the fifth season of RHOP, which will air later this summer.

The network had originally planned a May 3 premiere, but that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has halted production on a number of reality shows across the entertainment industry, including upcoming seasons of shows like Southern CharmBelow DeckMarried to MedicineThe Real Housewives of New JerseyThe Real Housewives of Dallas, and The Real Housewives of Orange County.

A new premiere date has yet to be announced.

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen airs Sundays-Thursdays (11 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

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