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!!!