In an era when matrimonies begin and end with the greatest of ease, Serita Jakes and her husband are a wonder. Serita, who believes that Marriage is an assignment is relishing 36 years of married life.
Dallas native Serita Jakes is the first lady of The Potter's House. Serita is best known as the wife of renowned American Pastor and Fim Producer, Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (a.k.a. T.D.)
Three-Decade Of Nuptials & More On Daughter’s First Marriage!
Serita Jakes shares more than 36 years of blissful matrimony with Pastor, Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. The couple who tied the nuptials on 29 May 1982 have five children, three sons, Jermaine, Jamar, Thomas Jr. and two daughters, Sarah and Cora.
The couple celebrated their 35 years of blissful matrimony with their daughter Sarah and her second husband Toure Roberts on a family trip back in 2017. Sarah also posted their family vacation picture on her social media handle and quoted the picture that she will forever treasure the memories of the journey in her heart.
The couple (right) with their daughter and son in law (left) on 7 June 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
Her daughter, Sarah previously had a bad experience from her first marriage with a former Redskins linebacker, Robert Henson. Sarah was on the verge of getting arrested when she called time to end her four years marriage formed her former spouse in 2015.
Their eldest daughter, Cora is also married to a guy named Richard Brandon Coleman on 4 June 2011 in a private ceremony.
Serita's son, Jermaine is reportedly for her first marriage. But she is yet to confirm about the rumors of her marriage. Jermaine was arrested in February 2009 during a hidden sex sting in Dallas. He was reportedly caught red-handed by an undercover police officer.
More About Car Accident, Mental Illness & Weight Issues!
Serita and her husband, Thomas had to face a horrific car accident, six months after their nuptials in 1982. In the accident, Serita sustained severe leg and foot injuries. Even doctors doubted her ability to walk again, but with constant support and encouragement from her husband, she came out victorious.
After her recovery, her husband went through a major back surgery in 2008. During her husband's back surgery, their spiritual daughter, Paula White lost her daughter at the age of 30. However, Thomas and Serita made it to a funeral.
After their own struggle with illness and surgery, the couple now led a healthy life and inspired others to live the same. In an interview with Christian Post in 2014, Serita revealed that she was made ashamed of her body weight and her parents' drinking problem. Over the years she has gone through weight loss and beleives,
it makes you stand up and take responsibility to make sure that person doesn't grow up the same way you did.
Serita’s husband had posted a video on mental illness on his Facebook account on 21 April 2016. Serita then addressed at T.D. Jakes Pastors and Leadership Conference and urged people not to be ashamed of mental illness as it is real and needs healing physically, mentally and emotionally.
What Is Serita Jakes Net Worth?
Serita Jakes is the first lady of The Potter's House. She relishes the net worth of $18 million summoned by her husband from his work as a Pastor since 1980. Thomas was just 23 years of age when he became the pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith in West Virginia.
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Her husband’s earnings further inflated when he produced the 2014 American Christian drama movie, Heaven Is for Real. The film was made on a budget of $12 million, which later had a box office collection of $101.3 million. T.D. was also the producer of the 2016 Christian comedy-drama movie Miracles from Heaven, which was produced on a capital of $13 million. The film later collected $73.9 million, five times more than its production cost.
Serita Jakes was born on 19 August 1955 in Dallas, Texas as per wiki. She stands a few inches shorter to the height of her husband, T.D. who is 1.9 m (6’ 2 ¾'') and belongs to an Afro-American ethnic group. Serita’s birth sign is Leo.