Pastor Carl Lentz’s alleged lover does a tv interview: I knew he was married !!
Ranin Karim, the alleged lover of the famous Pastor Carl Lentz, has a message for her haters.
Ranin Karim appeared on Good Morning America for her first television interview in headlines after the alleged affair was exposed.
She says she met the pastor in a park in New York City.
“He didn’t mean to say what he was doing,” she claimed, adding that he wouldn’t even give her his full name. He admitted he was married but never wore his wedding ring.
She said that after a while she went to him and found out who he was.
“I said I know who you are, I’m not here to judge you, but I have a question: Is there something wrong with your marriage that you are sitting here with me?” She said. “He said, ‘No, it’s you.'”
She said after several failed attempts to cancel it, he called her last month to let her know that his wife had discovered their affair.
“He called me at midnight and said … ‘My wife will find out. And I have to go. She saw the text messages,'” Karim said. “I was devastated.”
“I know people [are] I’ll hate myself, think whatever they want to think, but at the end of the day it’s my story, “she said of the backlash, adding that she never meant to hurt his wife.” I wanted to get rid of what people think of me. “
Lentz confessed to cheating on his wife. He was released from his hilly mega-church after the affair surfaced online.
“I have been unfaithful and accountable for my marriage, the most important relationship in my life. This failure is mine and me and I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote. “I am now embarking on a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children, taking time to work on my own life, to heal it and seek the help I need.”
“I am very sorry that I broke the trust of many of the people we loved to serve and understood that hearing and processing this news can be very difficult and confusing,” he continued. “I would have liked to have said that to you personally in my voice because it is owed to you. But I will not have this opportunity. So I pray these people that you can forgive me and that in the course of time I can live a life in which trust is earned again. “