Marvin Sapp Plans to Marry Again Now that his Children Are Grown: ‘I Want to Find Love Again. I Don’t Want to Be Alone.’

Pastor and gospel artist, Marvin Sapp, who lost his wife MaLinda to colon cancer in 2010, says he wants to get married again now that his three children are grown. 

Speaking to Rolling Out, the 50-year-old reflected on raising his children alone and on the possibility of love in his future. When asked, “Would you ever remarry?” he said:

“Absolutely. I’m at a place now where I’m ready to consider moving forward. My kids are grown. My kids are 23, 20 and 18. None of them live in the house. All of them are in college and that was really my focus and my goal was to raise my children and give them all of my attention.

“During the process, I obviously dated, but some, most, or all, did not understand why I would not commit and move to that place of trying to be married. They needed their Dad and they needed their Dad’s undivided attention. So I made a decision to make that sacrifice to be their everything because I knew that if I was their everything that once I got them to a place where they were mature enough to be able to move on with their lives and to succeed in every area, I would have time to be able to find life and find love again.

“I don’t want to be alone. I am a better married man than I am a single man. I was married my whole adult life. I was with my wife from 23 to 43. The single life in this world is very different. Very, very, very different. I’ll find a boo one day.”

Marvin Sapp is a multiple GRAMMY® nominated and 22-time Stellar Award-winning artist. He is currently promoting his new album, Close.


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