Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, who was accused of cheating on his wife, Aventer Gray, has finally spoken about the allegations.
The American pastor and his wife appeared on popular daytime talk show, “The Real,” where they addressed the cheating allegations.
During the interview, the Relentless Church pastor dismissed rumours claiming that he had cheated on his wife while they had an issue in their marriage a year ago.
However, he said he had been talking to someone at the time and believe it was emotional cheating.
He said: “No, I didn’t but over a year ago my wife and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage. And in that time, I began to converse with someone other than a counselor, other than a pastoral leader, which is where I should have taken my issues and challenges.
“I began to converse and was even in the presence of that person one time. But being in the presence of someone is not the same as sleeping with them.”
He also addressed rumors that he has a secret love child with the woman he allegedly cheated with.
“There’s no baby, there’s none of that. So it’s important for me to take responsibility for the areas where I did come short…sharing things about my marriage outside of my wife and outside of my counselors is an emotional affair. It was wrong. I take responsibility for that. But I will not take responsibility for that which I did not do,” He added.