The last we heard, award-winning Gospel artist James Fortune and his (first) wife Cheryl were “legally separated and moving forward with a divorce,” after Fortune admitted to being abusive in their marriage.
Apparently, they were moving forward very fast. At least, James Fortune was.
He shocked fans and the gospel music community on Tuesday with an Instagram post of him embracing a woman in a wedding dress, writing simply, “Mr & Mrs Fortune.”
He let the suspense hang for 24 hours before releasing an audio clip of an interview with Radio One in Atlanta. He didn’t give the name of his new bride (whose mother is a preacher), but said, “I didn’t know if I would ever say ‘I Do’ again. But, honestly, it was the way that she was able to love me exactly as I needed to be loved.”
He shared how he and this mystery woman met after he went to support her following a terrible car crash that she was involved in. Their friendship led to dating, which led to a proposal, which led to a wedding in Cancun.
“We just did it. We didn’t have a big wedding or anything.” Listen below.
Now, about the small fortune mentioned in the headline: Fortune’s new bride has been identified on Instagram as @misskelz_. She shared a photo of herself, James, and a little infant boy, which we presume to be their child. She calls them her “heartbeats.”