A NEW social media post from author, spokesperson and “relationship guru” Derrick Jaxn has seemingly confirmed their divorce.
Jaxn, whose real last name is Jackson, and his now ex-wife Da’Naia Jackson have publicly opened up about struggles in their relationship since 2020.
This isn’t the first time a divorce has been considered for the couple, either.
As previously reported by The US Sun, Da’Naia had secretly filed for divorce from Jaxn on August 28, 2020.
The US Sun obtained exclusive court documents from Georgia at the time to confirm the filing.
However, Da’Naia rejected the divorce petition on October 2, 2020 and the couple reconciled.
Now the divorce is reportedly final, as Derrick took to Instagram on Dec. 10 to explain the decision.
“In the past few months, my family and I have gone through a lot of changes. Some of you have speculated while others have reached out for support as we privately establish this new normal for ourselves and our beautiful children,” Derrick explained in the caption to the post.
“Earlier this year, after much prayer, counsel and careful consideration, we decided to go our separate ways and filed for divorce. The mission of raising healthy children, beginning with healthy and full-fledged parents, is still being fulfilled.”
Derrick went on to say that he is grateful to Da’Naia and that they are both still “navigating” the divorce process together.
“From falling in love as a teenager to being spouse and now co-parents, I’m grateful for the years we spent together and wouldn’t trade them for anything. I have been blessed to have such an amazing person in my life and will forever be grateful for all she meant to our family,” he said.
“As you pray, we ask that you pray for us as we navigate this grieving process. If not, please respect our privacy.”
What exactly led to the divorce has not yet been confirmed.
Da’Naia’s original submission in 2020 came shortly after two women came forward to claim they were having an affair with Derrick.
The first, Candice De Medeiros, claimed to YouTuber Tasha K that he was planning a Miami getaway with her in July 2020.
She also claimed that Derrick took her to his and Da’Naia’s home in Atlanta.
The second lover also explained her situation to Tasha K.
She claimed to have had a six-month affair with Derrick in August 2019.
At the time, Derrick reportedly reported via Instagram.
The woman said the two met and claimed he “whipped his cock out” in Atlanta.
Da’Naia and Derrick then released a YouTube video shortly thereafter of them holding hands and Derrick admitting to having affairs.
“I’m talking about things as serious as sex, sexual flirting and stuff like that. And some things that are considered ok by some when it comes to chatting and reaching out to people that I’ve had a previous encounter with but unbeknownst to the woman and that we have a sexual history, all that falls under the category of inappropriateness, cheating, affair, dropping out,” Derrick explained in the video.
“Definitely not in line with the vows I made and certainly not in line with the biblical standard of what it means to be faithful, which is the standard I aspire to now.”
Da’Naia said that she had known of Derrick’s actions for some time and that she left, initially maintaining her decision to leave him.
“It’s not something I tolerate or we tolerate in order to move forward and if I’ve been inundated with messages I need to leave and why I didn’t go, the answer is I left when I found out about it” , she noted.
“I didn’t hesitate or waste time on it. And I left, no matter how many times he came, I went and stuck to my decision, and I didn’t come back until I saw a shift and a change in his mentality and how he acted and how he was in conversations presented that we have been able to lead, that we have never been able to lead in 12 years that we have known each other.”
Da’Naia went on to say that the pair are determined to move forward.
“So today where I am, it’s at peace and by its side and I have no hesitation or pain or shame about it, and it’s only because of the grace of God and the mercy of God,” she said.
“And we’ve already started a new chapter in this story and we’re moving forward and we’re sharing this with you right now and I have forgiven him and most importantly God has forgiven him and the others too.”
A third alleged lover, a 33-year-old surgeon named Nikki, also came forward in March 2021, claiming she had been in a relationship with Derrick.
She said she met Derrick on October 29, 2020 while visiting a mall in Atlanta.
He allegedly approached her and introduced himself as “Zeek”.
The terms of the reported divorce are also yet to be announced, though court documents from Da’Naia’s original 2020 filing gave specific details regarding custody and alimony for their two children.
According to documents obtained by The US Sun, Da’Naia had requested that they share joint custody of the minor children and that she have all final decision-making powers.
Child support should also comply with the Georgia Child Support Guidelines.
She also demanded a lump sum alimony payment from Derrick.
Additionally, it’s unconfirmed whether the divorce filing, which Derrick referenced in his Dec. 10 Instagram post, was a joint decision.
Based on the couple’s past content, more information may be revealed through joint or separate videos.
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