The celebrity offspring of a barely there celebrity is going to talk about her relationship with the disgraced pastor and it won’t be pretty.
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Justin and Hailey Bieber Unfollow Disgraced Celebrity Pastor Carl Lentz on Instagram
Justin and Hailey Bieber just made the end of their relationship with their former pastor and spiritual advisor Carl Lentz Instagram official.
Following Lentz’s firing from Hillsong Church last week and the subsequent announcement he had an extramarital affair, The Sun reported that Justin was letting his former friend stay at his New York City apartment, after Lentz was spotted having a tense conversation with his wife Laura outside the singer’s East Coast pied-à-terre. But it seems, at least judging by social media, that this offer of a helping hand was extremely short-lived as both Bieber and his wife recently unfollowed the disgraced megachurch pastor.
Over the past few days, fans noticed that Hailey was no longer following Lentz on Instagram and, on Wednesday morning, the model’s husband followed suit. Lentz and his wife appear to have unfollowed the Biebers in turn.
Last week, Lentz was fired from Hillsong, the megachurch known for attracting A-list celebrity parishioners like the Biebers, Kourtney Kardashian, and Selena Gomez, due to “ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” The pastor followed up that announcement with an announcement of his own, revealing via a post on Instagram, “I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that…I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need.”
But before that journey could begin, a woman who goes simply by Ranin spoke out about her alleged affair with Lentz, claiming he had posed as a sports agent in Brooklyn’s Domino Park and told her “that when he met me God told him to tell me that I need to know my worth and there’s something special about me…whatever whatever.” – Source
He wrote on instagram:
“Our time at HillsongNYC has come to an end. This is a hard ending to what has been the most amazing, impacting and special chapter of our lives. Leading this church has been an honor in every sense of the word and it is impossible to articulate how much we have loved and will always love the amazing people in this church. When you accept the calling of being a pastor, you must live in such a way that it honors the mandate. That it honors the church, and that it honors God. When that does not happen, a change needs to be made and has been made in this case to ensure that standard is upheld. Laura and I and our amazing children have given all that we have to serve and build this church and over the years I did not do an adequate job of protecting my own spirit, refilling my own soul and reaching out for the readily available help that is available. When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences. I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full responsibility for my actions. I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need. I am deeply sorry for breaking the trust of many people who we have loved serving and understand that this news can be very hard and confusing for people to hear and process. I would have liked to say this with my voice, to you, in person because you are owed that. But that opportunity I will not have. So to those people, I pray you can forgive me and that over time I can live a life where trust is earned again. To our pastors Brian and Bobbie, thank you for allowing us to lead, allowing us to thrive and giving us room to have a voice that you have never stifled or tried to silence. Thank you for your grace and kindness especially in this season, as you have done so much to protect and love us through this. We, the Lentz family, don’t know what this next chapter will look like, but we will walk into it together very hopeful and grateful for the grace of God..“