As the newest peach holder on RHOA, Drew Sidora is causing quite a stir.
Some of her co-stars and even housewives from other series have had prior relations with the actress and singer. Recently, Sidora opened up about how she met RHOP’s Jamal and Gizelle Bryant.
In Baltimore, Drew Sidora used to attend Jamal and Gizelle Bryant’s church.
Before joining the cast, Sidora not only met some of her RHOA co-stars, but also shook hands with other Bravo celebrities.
Sidora told Andy Cohen during her Jan. 3 appearance on Watch What Happens Live that she used to go to Empowerment Temple, Jamal Bryant’s former church.
Jamal and Gizelle were married at the time.
Sidora said, “She was married [to Jamal]when I was filming [the movie]Step Up, I was in Baltimore,” “And I attended her church every Sunday for about six months [while filming].”
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Sidora isn’t the only actress who has toured the former Baltimore church of Jamal and Gizelle. Jamal is a well-known pastor who is one of the most gifted, many believe. The foreign press has received many of his sermons. His congregation expanded with Gizelle by his side, from only a few dozen to over 10,000 members.
The position of Gizelle as the first lady of the congregation required a lot of effort. She opened up about some of the things she did while married to Jamal in a 2018 interview with Bravo’s “The Daily Dish,” and what her time as first lady was like.
“I did a lot of charity work overseas in South Africa. I helped adopt an orphanage and helped build a school there,” she said. “So those kinds of things I really miss, like touching and feeling and helping the community, I really miss. So now I’m trying to do it my way with my kids.”
Drew Sidora dismisses claims that Jamal and Gizelle Bryant have fabricated their TV partnership
Gizelle and Jamal have been fighting rumors that challenge their relationship’s validity.
The couple had been divorced for more than ten years, but were reconciled about two years ago. During their reunion in season 4, Gizelle disclosed this.
Many do not believe that she and Jamal are a couple, including some of Gizlle Bryant’s co-stars. Jamal was absent from some of Gizelle’s significant family moments during the season and decided not to attend the reunion.
Gizelle was questioned by Monique Samuels during the reunion about faking her affair with Jamal for the camera. Samuels provided alleged screenshots of text messages concerning a reconciliation between Jamal and another woman.
The text messages also say that the woman in question was told by Jamal that his relationship with Gizelle was only “for reality TV.”
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Jamal and Gizelle also refute the arguments of Samuels. Cohen is also told by Sidora that she thinks that the Bryants are actually a couple and says that Jamal told her himself.
Sidora says she met Jamal at the airport in Atlanta, where he discussed Gizelle’s relationship with him. He told me they were back together. Oh my God, I know Pastor Jamal, and this woman he loves. Sidora said, “He told me they were back together. Oh my God, I know Pastor Jamal, and he loves this woman. He loves this woman,” “I know a lot of their history and I think they are really together and in love.”
RHOA airs at 8 p.m. on Bravo every Sunday. EST. Est.