According to reports by Hip Hollywood Imani met her new boyfriend last year October at Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” choir competition in L.A. The pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapid, Michigan reportedly exchanged info with the reality TV star and sparks flew from there.
“The two exchanged information and immediately started corresponding after the show. A week or so later Marvin flew her to Grand Rapids to visit him and so she could experience his church,” revealed the source.
The meetings didn’t stop there, “Sapp flew Showalter out on various concert dates and preaching engagements. She traveled with the 44-year-old preacher to Chicago for a concert at New Life Covenant Church in late December. She was also by his side when he co-hosted the Stellar Gospel Awards in Nashville over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.”
In the midst of spending all this time with the widowed father of three, Imani found time to tweet sexy bikini photos referencing a pending trip to St. Barths this past January. If her prospects of marriage are as likely as the source implies the sexy tweet may have reduced her chances.
“If she seriously wants to be with him and plans to become the First Lady of his church, the last thing she needs to be doing is tweeting risquÃ© photos of herself, said the source. “That’s just a big no-no!”
Other reports have surfaced that there’s little truth to the relationship. With Imani allegedly saying, “…that story is so not true! If I told u who my man was you wouldn’t believe me. Lol. Try football…”
Hmm…if true….what do you think of Marvin Sapp and Imani Showalter as a couple?