Pastor Jamal Bryant’s Ex-Wife, ‘RHOP’ Star Gizelle Bryant, Announces Release of Her New Novel Loosely Based on Her Life as a Megachurch Pastor’s Wife; Says “I Can’t, Nor Do I Want to Damage the Black Church”

The Real Housewives of Potomac entrepreneur’s new book, My Word, is a “dramatic, happy, fun, sad, crazy” ride.

Gizelle Bryant has already conquered the beauty industry with the smashing success of her makeup line, EveryHue Beauty. Now The Real Housewives of Potomac mom has her sights set on slaying another sector.

Gizelle announced the release of her first book, My Word, on Thursday, February 7. The novel is available on Amazon for pre-order as an e-book now and will be officially released on April 30. Fans will be able to pre-order the book in paperback in a few weeks, according to Gizelle.

She couldn’t contain her excitement when sharing the happy news with the world on Instagram. “I’m SCREAMING! My book MY WORD is here!” Gizelle gushed. “This book is loosely based on my dramatic, happy, fun, sad, crazy life. It is a GREAT READ!”

The Instagram post also featured a first look at the cover of the novel, which shows Gizelle with a rosary necklace between her bold red lips.

Although Gizelle’s book is a work of fiction, it is loosely based on her life before RHOP when she was married to megachurch pastor Jamal Bryant, and you’ll definitely notice some parallels from the description for the novel:

“After marrying her college sweetheart, Ginger Williams gave up her own professional dreams to help her husband follow his dream of building a megachurch. It’s not long before Ginger and her husband, Jeremy, turn a small D.C. church into a burgeoning empire…catapulting the couple into a popular powerhouse.

But with a bigger spotlight comes more temptation…and the power is corrupting Jeremy in ways Ginger never imagined. When she seeks the advice of her peers on the First Ladies’ Council, she’s shocked when they tell her to accept Jeremy’s infidelities so she doesn’t damage the church and affect the many business opportunities coming their way.

With every part of her life—family, faith, and finances—hanging in the balance, Ginger must decide if she will continue to live in the shadow of the sins of her husband…or face life on the other side of the pulpit.”

Photo: Gizelle Bryant/Instagram
Photo: Gizelle Bryant/Instagram

RHOP fans got to see Gizelle work on her debut novel last season. “I have lived a very interesting life,” she said of the inspiration for her book in her blog on in April 2018. “I am now in a space where I want to share tidbits of my story in a fictitious way on my terms. …Again, whether I write one book or 17, this is FICTION and I can’t nor do I want to damage the black church.”

Gizelle opened up to The Daily Dish about her life as First Lady of the Church during her marriage to Jamal last season. Check it out below.

SOURCE: Bravo – Laura Rosenfeld