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Deitrick Haddon Confirms Love Child and Engagement Via Facebook

January 2, 2013

By Hasan James

It seems like social media is the way to go nowadays as it pertains to airing out your dirty laundry or simply making a personal announcement to your fans instead of doing in depth interviews.

Verity Gospel Music Group artist, Deitrick Haddon, confirmed his divorce from long time wife Damita, having a baby out of wedlock and being engaged to the child’s mother all via Facebook. We first heard about Deitrick and Damita’s divorce four months ago and it was a complete shock to the gospel world. His new fiance is said to be a young lady from Los Angeles, who is much younger than 39 year old Deitrick. She also bears a striking resemblance to Haddon’s ex-wife, Damita. His daughter’s name is Destin Monet and she is gorgeous!

Here is a post that Deitrick wrote on his Facebook page on December 31, 2012:

“I said a few days ago that i could write a best seller on 2012 alone & i think i will!!! 2012 wasn’t the worst year of my life because 2011 beat it out hands down. In 2012 i began to see God move in my world like i’ve never seen in my entire life… I can say 2012 was the most challenging year @ the same time the greatest year of my life because in the midst of all the darkness & depression that seemed to have no end God sent an angel to give me hope in the form of my baby girl.. YEs she was born out of wedlock which is absolutely wrong for a man in my shoes….but i must say that If it wasn’t for that child & her mother the negative headlines about Deitrick Haddon would have been more devastating than anything!!! The enemies agenda in 2012 wasn’t to give me a bad name but he wanted to take me out. That’s when i realized if the enemy is trying this hard to stop me God has something serious that he wants me to accomplish; so i fought hard physically & spiritually!!! God has delivered me in many ways this year.. He walked me through the storm, chastised me but never once judged me, but instead he forgave me,restored me & somehow gave me the strength to continue to sing his gospel when i said i wouldn’t do it because i felt unworthy! My new year’s focus is to leave all the negative energy behind, own my mistakes, but do not allow it to hinder my future!!! By doing so I will stay true to the call on my life but do it with more fire, passion, humility & love than i’ve ever done it before.In addition, be the best father to my beautiful daughter and be the great husband i know i can be to my future wife & Give God all Glory! Goodbye 2012 & hello 2013 Leeeeeggggooooo (Disclaimer: This post is not up for discussion and I ask that you keep all negative comments to yourselves.) This is the last this will ever be addressed because i’m moving 4ward in 2013 in Jesus name”!

Deitrick’s beautiful baby girl, Destin Monet Haddon

What do you guys think? Is social media a good way to make an announcement of that magnitude? Sound off!!!

 

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(24) Readers Comments

  1. FOLLOW ME AS I FOLLOW CHRIST!!!! I go “left” please still stay right!!! ™Deitrick, as a PASTOR? Not too sure if the media outlet was the best way to go….

  2. Oh my she resembles damita haddon…..

  3. OH MY let us stop flaunting our sins…like its something to be proud about……yes God is gracious….remeber be ye holy for i am holy

  4. has God lowered his standard ? No, why is ..serving God halfheartedlly so popular…and glorified now days…..if God puts us on the forefront he called us to represent his glory.not ourselves….not to be a public figure or a celebrity..but to lift him up….and glorify him….this is what happens when we look upon man…and glorify man..God said if i be lifted up i’ll draw all me unto me…..PREACHERS…TEACHERS…ALL OF US IN MINISTRY WE DO THIS FOR GOD & HIS GLORY…NOT TO BECOME CELEBRITYS…BUT 2 PREACH THE GOSPEL…NOT SELF, & VAIN SAYINGS…

  5. Now the world is gonna make a mockery out of us…..SEEE LADIES THAT MARRIED MAN IS NOT YOUR HUSBAND THATS WITHCRAFT

  6. Wow….not really sure what to say, but I guess I’m not totally shocked. Kind of feel bad for Damita Haddon though, but I pray that she has moved on with her life as well!

  7. 15 years of marrage no children.he wasent happy she dident give him what he needed so he went to someone else.thats the worlds way not a child of god.a beautiful soul,was to much for me.we allo fall this is between him and god i still love him god has his back,when we mess up we have to get up.good luck and many blessings

  8. He without sin, cast the first Stone. I am a hug fan of both Deitrick and Damita and i will continue to be. I feel that one of the above comments was uncall for, saying she didnt gave him any kids. no one know the issue maybe she couldnt have children. maybe there issue has nothing to do with kids. I am not concern with the issue. I Just hope both party can grow and continue to do the Lords work. I also feel that we put way to much faith in human and not enough faith in GOD.

  9. This is sad. Trully sad.

  10. Why is ANYONE surprised about this? He’s yet another Gospel artist whose moral life doesn’t match his own condemnation of others OR the holiness he professes. Now he wants mercy and understanding. I wonder if his adultery is what caused the divorce?

  11. I just feel so much for Damita. Well God will av mercy on whom He will av mercy upon. Who are we to Judge, only God knows what reali happnd btw damita and her ex hubby. Because God’s mercy is abundant dsn’t mean we should abuse it. But God knows best.

  12. Nobody Is perfect, we Just need the Grace of God to fight through.

  13. I truly respect Deitrick for how he has come forth and decided to turn his fall into a testimony! We as a people, especially people in the church, need to stop pointing fingers like we have never messed up… There was nothing different from him falling to sin like we do, the only difference is he is in the public eye! All who place judgment on his actions need to ask for forgiveness because you are not exempt from falling and until you leave this earth there will be a time when you will mess up! Get over yourselves!! This is one of the main reasons why people leave the church!!! Deitrick, God continue to bless you, your fiancee and that beautiful little doll you have! As long as you are doing what God called you to do and you continue to live a life of HUMILITY you will be just fine!

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  15. Why every time a high profile person in the body of Christ fall. We have people for and against it. What does the bible says? So please keep that he who is without sin cast the first stone.

  16. She cheated on him & he divorced her. Their divorce took a while & during that time he got his now current fiance pregnant. Its definitely not right. He hasn’t preached in over a ur & rightfully so but God will judge him accordingly as he will us all. I’m striving to live right so judging him & his situation will get me nowhere. He has a beautiful baby girl. God bless all parties involved, no stones to throw here….

  17. @ Me…U claim, “no stones to throw” yet you have posted that Damita cheated on him, Were you there? Did you see her in bed with someone other than Deitrick? So….that may not be a stone but very well could be an accusation, assumption or down right lie smh. I know I, myself was at Damita Haddons moms funeral on June 25, 2011, who is my aunt, and while Deitrick walked down the family isle with Damita in the church….he left during the repass (dinner) to race back to LA to be with ole girl. Yes yall….left his wife at her moms funeral. THAT IS NOT AN ACCUSATION, ASSUMPTION OR LIE!!! This doesn’t have to be about throwing stones people ( and usually those that are quick to quote that are guilty of filth….dont judge and so forth…cause you’re doing filth that can be judged) lol….anywho, the Word of God says, we shall know the tree by the fruit it bears and guess what sweetie….If you tell me you’re an apple tree but I see lemons danglin…Im SAYIN LEMONS. My family is prayin for Deitrick. We all love him and wanna see everyone saved and prosperous in the things of God.

  18. I love them both may God help them to stand

  19. I am truly sadden by the breakup of Dettrick & Damitta had no clue. Had it not been for the Lord who was on all of our side where would any of us be. Yet while we were in our trasspasses and sin He (Jesus) died for us, so let us not judge but keep the body of Christ lifted up in prayer. My belief is, nothing just happens but everything happens for a reason, and eventhough it may be well known gospel artist/preachers today, you and me tomorrow God is trying to show us all where we really are. Be mindful how you judge a matter.

    Love & Blessings

  20. God judge them according to your words,talking as a true believing Christian i think what they had done was totally wrong the bible don’t preach divorce no matter what the issues might be both Deitrick and Damita should have ironed out their understandings and don’t let a second party confuse and break them down,it”s perfect if they beg for mercy and continue with their life they are both gospel singers they know the truth and were both Christians got married in the church,even if they cheated on each other it can still be corrected i know of people who are also Christians but are not popular had similar and even terrible issues in their marital homes,they got talked to and everything was settled, more of all our so called ministers can’t handle their issues,huh!, is a shame and a big blow to all Christians,no matter what Deitrick is saying as long as he’s not with Damita anymore (divorced), according to the word of God the one i read and believe in, Deitrick is still living in sin,if he really wanna make it to heaven and don’t want his singing to be in vain, he should get things straight with his real wife Damita and live together again and stop trying to cover his sins,the first marriage which was recorded in heaven should be maintained no matter what the circumstances may be,because if you are not living with her as your one and only wife you’ve not forgiven her and God will not forgive you read your bible and also pray for the spirit of true understanding,coming together as one is the only way they can be saved again.Lets stop deceiving ourselves and live by the true word of God.STOP PREACHING DIVORCE!,and remain saved in Christ Jesus Amen.

  21. Oh God help us….i cant believe deitrick haddon did what he did!!! i think he was already seeing that girl before all these happend!! i feel so sorry for damita….all she needs to do is to pray for God’s intervention and mercy…..deitrick haddon with all due respect, yhu r giving all xtians a bad name cuz the bible says in malachi 2:16″I HATE DIVORCE SAYS THE LORD”…..but still we shouldnt judge yhu cuz we ourselves are sinners……but pls for the love of God…..go back to yhur wife……

  22. Dear Saints of God,

    IT APPEARS AS THOUGH BOTH Deitrick & Damita Haddon, had a part in the break-up of their marriage to each other. Even though it is said that she committed adultery, first; but they both did. If so, then Jesus allowed a man to put away his wife, in such a case of fornication. Also, Deitrick admits to not having a healthy balance, managing his home life and his career. Therefore, STOP telling the couples to get back together. If they had wanted to reunite, and had forgiven each other, and had gotten spiritual council-then maybe, they could have saved their marriage. NOW, HOWEVER, THEY ARE DIVORCED. ALSO, both have been seeing other people, IT IS REPORTED. SO STOP COMMANDING THESE FORMERLY MARRIED PEOPLE TO GET BACK TOGETHER, WHEN JESUS CHRIST, NOR THE LAW OF MOSES, COMMANDS THAT, IN CASES OF ADULTERY. MAY GOD BLESS BOTH DEITRICK AND DAMITA, EVEN IF THEY WILL MARRY OTHER PEOPLE, OR NOW HAVE OTHER MATES. LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE—-NONE OF US REALLY KNOW IT ALL, BUT GOD DOES! MOREOVER, WE HAVE ALL MADE MISTAKES & HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG, EVEN IF IT WAS THINKING WRONG. LET THESE PEOPLE REPENT, IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY, SEEK GOD, AND GO ON WITH THEIR LIVES. FURTHERMORE, LET GOD DIRECT DEITRICK’S LIFE, WITHOUT SOME OF YOU CALLING HIM A SINNER. GOSPEL MUSIC CONTINUES TO CHANGE. IF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SUNG SOME HYMNS IN THE EARLY 1900′s THE WAY WE SING THEM TODAY, NARROW-MINDED PEOPLE, WOULD HAVE WANTED TO CAST THEM OUT OF THE CHURCH. THIS IS A NEW DAY OF MUSIC, SONGS, AND PRAISE DANCE. (IT IS EVEN BETTER IF OUR GOSPEL EXPRESSIONS PRAISES GOD, AND SPEAKS THE WORD OF GOD). THAT WOULD PLEASE THE LORD, & SOULS WILL BE SAVED. MOVIES ARE ALSO A VERY SUCCESSFUL WAY OF COMMUNICATING THE WORD OF GOD. PAUL ACTED CERTAIN WAYS TO IDENTIFY WITH CERTAIN GROUPS OF PEOPLE, SO THAT GOD COULD SAVE MANY. EVEN IF SOMEONE IS IN ERROR, ” …THEN YOU THAT ARE SPIRITUAL, RESTORE SUCH A ONE IN THE SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS, CONSIDERING YOURSELF, UNLESS YOU BE TEMPTED, ALSO.”

    Caroline Hinton, Daughter of Consolation

  23. It doesn’t matter how he came out and told “his” news, as long as he got it right with God, nothing else matters. He walk is exactly that, his…and no one else has the right to put his down about it. But as fellow Christians, we should encourage him, uplift him, and pray his strength. We ALL fall short, but what matters is getting back up better and stronger.

  24. Is this guy a pastor? And he said God didn’t “judge” him. God judged King David; but not Detrick. Wow. I guess God has favorites. But the real tragedy are the baby Christians and the non-believers who are crying out – not for PERFECT Christians…but for Christians who present an example of loving and fearing God. An example of saying “no” to our own selfish desires and “yes” to self-control. For every Haddon, there are dozens of Godly men who are faithful to their wives and walking in sexual purity. They won’t make the headlines here on earth…but with God.

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