7
Sep
2012

T.D. Jakes’ Daughter, Sarah Henson, Divorcing NFL’er Husband

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

Looks like it’s a wrap for Sarah Henson and her NFL’er husband. Sarah, who is the daughter of well-known mega pastor T.D. Jakes, is ending her four year marriage to Linebacker Robert Henson.

She announced her decision on her personal web site, writing

I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home. As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot. After professional counseling, and prayerful consideration I have decided to end my four-year marriage. There are biblical grounds supporting this decision and I have attempted every other recourse but after multiple infractions over the course of the union, and for my personal safety and that of my children, I have come to this painful decision.

Her estranged husband, Robert Henson, post his own message on his personal blog, writing:

After four years of marriage, my wife, Sarah and I, have decided to transition from being husband and wife to being solely partners in securing a solid foundation for our children.It always has been my earnest desire to be the best possible father and example to my children that I could possibly be, and through my actions, walk before them with dignity and integrity, as well as provide them with security and safety. I will continue to walk in that role in their lives.

So what the hell happened? Who knows, because this past May, Sarah and her husband did an upbeat interview with Essence. Sarah shared how she balances being a mother and wife to a professional athlete.

I think one of our biggest strengths is really being able to laugh and play with one another, because life is so hard and you have to. My husband is in the football world, which is so cutthroat and serious. There are so many injuries. And in ministry, especially on this scale, there’s a lot of criticism and a lot of people who won’t always be happy for you. Sometimes you just need to be able to laugh with one another. So, whether it’s him tickling me, or me making fun of his socks not matching — whatever — we find something to laugh about every day and that translates with our children. I’m proud to say that my children are happy children and that means a lot to me. They still have their innocence. At the end of the day, we’re all just little girls and little boys trying to make it in this world. Sometimes we just need to be able to look at someone and say, “I love you, and I want to laugh with you. I see that little person in you and I’m committed to bringing out all of the great things inside of you.”

The couple have two children (Sarah had a child at the age of 14, and the second child with her husband) together. No further information about what triggered their decision, has been shared.