Gospel star Damita Haddon is getting married.
The vocalist got engaged to professional photographer Reuben Chandler on Christmas Day, though the couple is just disclosing the news now.
The ‘No Looking Back’ singer spoke exclusively to us about her engagement.
“I’m very happy because someone has found me that loves me for me,” she emoted to AlwaysAList.com. “When I wasn’t looking, it seemed like God placed him right in front of me. Funny thing is Reuben wasn’t looking for a mate either.”
Damita and Reuben first met 12 years ago while both serving at Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Florida. The two reconnected a little more than a year ago while Reuben, who resides in Alabama, was visiting Atlanta.
Damita, who is an Atlanta resident, was having a cookout with some friends and invited the photographer over.
“I invited him to stop by to hang with me and some of my friends,” she shared. “I had no idea then that it would be the beginning of us starting to date.”
The Detroit-bred singer, who started out in a girl group called Adoration ‘N Prayze, said she has never been happier.
“I’m happy because I matter to him,” she beamed. “I’m listened to and I’m honored by him. He’s a man of God. I’m happy because I’m a wife that will belong to Reuben Chandler. God is great!”
The couple quietly divorced in 2011 and waited until 2012 to disclose their split.
In 2013, Deitrick created a media firestorm by going on Facebook to make infidelity accusations against Damita and fellow gospel singer Isaac Carree. The ‘Watch Me Praise Him’ singer never responded to the claims, and since then, it’s been revealed that Deitrick was the one actually involved in multiple affairs during their marriage.
In November of 2013, one of the reality star’s former mistresses sent photos of his penis and incriminating letters from the time he was married to Damita to the gossip blog FunkyDineva.com.