Just because relationships fall apart doesn’t mean they can’t come back together when the time is right. Real Housewives Of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant and her ex-husband Jamal H. Bryant are now dating again, and Gizelle is opening up about what it took to forgive him for cheating during their marriage.
The former couple were husband and wife from 2002 to 2009 and divorced once Gizelle discovered Jamal was having an affair. The couple remained amicable while co-parenting their three daughters — Grace, Angel and Adore. However, it seems as though they’ve put the past behind them and decided to give love another try.
During the season 4 reunion of RHOP, Bryant revealed that she and Jamal are in fact dating again. “I am enjoying the pursuit and I am open,” she told host Andy Cohen. “There’s nobody who knows me like that man.”
She goes on to say that while it wasn’t easy, she and Jamal have worked through their differences and she has learned to forgive him. “I look back and I just feel like, nobody is what their mistakes are,” Gizelle said. “I feel like he’s a different person, I’m a different person. So we’re baby-stepping, but we’re moving in a direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we’re all together as a family.”
When asked how their girls feel about them getting back together, she admits that they were initially “a little confused.”
“They’ve never seen us together in that way,” Gizelle said. “We got divorced 12 years ago. So when he comes into town and he wants to take me out, they’re like, ‘Wait a minute, aren’t we all going?’ ‘Cause that’s what they normally do.”
The couple is currently dating long distance, as Jamal is the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. When asked if she’d be resuming her post as First Lady of the church, Ms. Bryant didn’t confirm or deny the possibility. “I’m gonna be whatever the Lord brings into my life,” she said.
Gizelle followed up her confession with a photo of herself and Jamal at the beach, captioned, “He’s got my back!”
Watch the clip from the reunion below.