Bynum posed for the lovely mugshot above after being arrested in Dallas, Texas last night (April 18, 2013).
The 54 year old self-professed prophetess went through a very public divorce a few years back where she referred to herself as the face of domestic violence.
The woman of the word has since moved on from her relationship with Thomas Weeks, and has gone on to speak out about her colorful past, which includes bad relationships, drugs and struggles with her sexual identity.
Juanita Bynum’s ex-husband Bishop Thomas Weeks III remarried over the weekend in a quiet ceremony. Weeks, head of Global Destiny Worldwide, an international church empire, chose to keep the nuptials hush hush, inviting only his church family and friends instead of the media spotlight that followed him during the stormy break-up of his marriage to pastor Juanita Bynum in 2008. His new bride, Christina Glenn is a self-described prophetess, who like Bynum has a ministry of her own. Weeks has incorporated Glenn into his enterprise, which hawks everything from videos to Christian conference tickets and the couple even appears together on a videotaped seminar showing Christians how to start loving relationships called “You Can Begin Again.”
In a bizarre move, Weeks chose to have a private ceremony while offering to sell his wedding video online for $10. In comparison, his wedding to Bynum was an extravagent million dollar ceremony that ended in drama. Being that Weeks is the man behind Juanita Bynum’s “Domestic Violence” campaign, we can only pray that his new ‘prophetess’ bride can foresee the violence way before it begins.
The newlyweds are now on their honeymoon in an undisclosed location.
Prophetess Juanita Bynum held her 50th birthday bash last Friday night at the Georgian Ballroom in the Biltmore Hotel. All that ghettofabuless-ness was going on downstairs as I was upstairs in the same building during the B.o.B. listening party. I have never seen so many church folks in one place…well except at church. I bet you’re wondering why Juanita’s wearing that dayum wedding dress aren’t you? Well…apparently she explained to Essence that for her 50th birthday she was gonna face her fears and do things a bit differently:
One of the greatest moments of my life was the day that I married. That day was supposed to be the defining moment of my life when I would show the world that I had stepped into my womanhood. It was always the original intention of my dress and I refused to let it not be because it was made for me. So I wore it because I felt like someone had robbed me of that right. I waited so many years to walk in it and I wanted to give the dress the honor for which it had been made. My father told me to always face your fears head-on, and since this was the dress that is connected to the incident for which the whole world remembered me, I said that if I’m going to cross over I have to go back and stand in the same place.
In case you’re wondering, Bynum’s dress is the same one worn in her $1.2 million dollar wedding to Thomas Weeks, the same dude who beat her down in a parking lot then said he was the abused spouse. *sigh* Anway…the dress, valued at $65,000, is adorned with Swarovski crystals and took nine months to make. Bynum says she had to alter it since she’s lost 2 dress sizes since the wedding. She also made her own skirt to celebrate her half a century on earth. The front of the skirt consisted of photos of her; the right side of the skirt had photos of her mom; and the left and back were of her dad. Photos below:
Of course the flix are still trickling in and I would be remiss if I didn’t post a few pics of the Atlanta Housewives at the 2009 Trumpet Awards. Lisa Wu-Hartwell and Ed Hartwell will forever hold the title of cutest couple. They look so good together! Sheree was doin what she does best and DeShawn was flying solo.
DeShawn Snow….is that WEBSTER chillin in the background?? Oh My!
Check out a sneak peek of Bishop Thomas Weeks, III new online reality dating show. In this episode, Weeks discusses with his staff the criteria of his perfect mate. The staff starts brainstorming with age restrictions and start off with the minimum age being 30, however Weeks gets them down to 25. He also points out that the woman can’t be ugly…and must be “easy on the eyes.” His search is worldwide…get your applications in now!