After a divorce, you want to get it right the second time around. For author and motivational speaker Sarah Jakes Roberts, daughter of Bishop TD Jakes, she knew this meant she had to keep her guard up while dating again. When the ESSENCE Empower U speaker first met her new husband Pastor Touré Roberts, she was more confident than ever before in the kind of love she needed to find.
“In my previous marriage I was nearly arrested,” Jakes Roberts said while speaking with her husband at their ESSENCE Festival Empower U workshop on identifying your soul mate. “I mean I showed my tail, okay? So being vulnerable and being treated like a lady wasn’t something that I had really become accustomed to because I was so used to being tough and taking care of myself.”
Thankfully, Roberts was ready to show her all that he had to offer.
“I was at a place where I knew that anyone would be honored to take me to dinner, and so I extended the privilege to him,” she recalls. “And, I did declare that he better feed me well. So we went to dinner in Los Angeles.”