The eldest daughter of megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman, announced last week that her marriage to rapper Richard Brandon Coleman (known by the stage name SkiiVentura) is ending after 10 years. The couple have two adopted children: Amauri (13) and Jason (7).
Coleman posted an announcement to Instagram, saying, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce that my husband and I have decided to divorce. This is a very private and personal matter and I kindly ask for your prayers as I prioritize myself, and most importantly, my children’s well being at this time. God bless.”
Coleman, who is the author of “Faithing It: Bringing Purpose Back to Your Life” and “Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise,” has been vocal about her struggles with infertility and has used her platform to encourage women of faith in their journeys to motherhood, whether through childbirth or adoption. She also serves as an associate pastor at The Potter’s House, her father’s megachurch in Dallas, Texas, and is licensed through the Potter’s House School of Ministry.
The couple has not announced the reason for their split, and Richard Brandon Coleman has not made a public comment regarding the divorce. The artist, who goes by the name SkiiVentura, is known for producing music that he says reflects his conversations with God. He suffered from renal failure in 2018, which led to his hospitalization and a slow recovery, an event which he says shaped his perspective moving forward.
“I promised myself after experiencing not having energy to get up out of bed in the morning or not having the appetite to eat—or me throwing up every time—I would eat something or drink something if I got the chance to get out and get better, that I was going to live every single day like it was my last,” the rapper told the Dallas Observer.
One day after the announcement, Cora Jakes Coleman posted on Instagram again with what she regularly refers to as “Your Cora Check-in,” wherein she encourages her followers to “drink your water and mind your business” and shares a daily affirmation.
“Your affirmation for today is, ‘I’m okay,’” Coleman said. “That’s your affirmation for today. Listen, trust Him. He’s got you. Do not be afraid.”