Gripping tightly to his forgiving wife’s hand on Monday, popular Christian relationship guru Derrick Jaxn, who is well known for preaching a message that black men shouldn’t cheat, confessed to his millions of social media followers that he had been unfaithful to his wife multiple times.
“This chapter of our marriage was one that was preceded by a marriage that I completely failed,” Jaxn (also known as Jackson) revealed in a video posted on Facebook, with his wife Da’Naia by his side.
“I would say it started around August or September of last year. But a lot has been said already about what was the cause. And some of it is true, some of it is completely false. But the truth is, and I’m saying it here now, is that Derek Jackson was involved with other women outside the marriage.”
“And by involved, I want to be clear: I’m not just talking about casually kicking it maybe at lunch or something like that,” he continued. “I’m talking about as serious as sex, sexual flirtation and that kind of thing.”
Jaxn’s confession comes just days after vlogger Tasha K. interviewed a woman identified as Candice De Medeiros, who said she had an affair with Jaxn. She alleges that Jaxn told her he was separated from his wife of four years.
De Medeiros said that last July, Jaxn planned a lavish Miami trip during which they had sex. She claimed that he also took her to his marital home in Atlanta, where they also connected while his family was away.
“All of it falls under the umbrella of inappropriate, cheating, affairs, stepping out. Definitely not in line with the vows that I took and definitely not in the line with the biblical standard of what it means to be faithful, which is the standard that I’m going by now,” Jaxn admitted Monday.
He further stated that he previously confessed “everything” to his wife and wanted to confess publicly to be transparent.
“I’m saying this publicly, not because I’m married to you guys,” he said. “First and foremost, I’m accountable to God, and then I have to be accountable to my wife in which I’ve already had this conversation.”