OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW: DEITRICK HADDON ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT VIA FACEBOOK
As a new year approaches in a few days, it seems some people are starting early with new beginnings!
Gone are the days of phone calls and text messages—now social media is the new medium to make a major announcement for everyone to see! Using the platform Facebook, on Wednesday, Gospel singer Deitrick Haddon officially changed his single status to “engaged!”
He followed the profile update with a post on his page that read: “Thank God for 2nd chances! This time I hope to get it right! A renewed vision for my life! Yeeeeeup.”
His new engagement comes just four short months after Haddon publicly acknowledged during a series of Twitter messages that he and Gospel singer Damita Haddon were no longer married. On August 14, 2012, the “Crossroads” singer posted on Twitter: “Our breakup is NOT recent, it’s been well over a year process…God is with us but no longer as a couple.”
His former wife Damita has remained tight-lipped about their split and has never commented on their divorce. The couple did not have any children.
While his pending nuptials have surprised some fans who never even heard about his divorce from Damita, industry insiders are wondering why the 39-year-old vocalist has not announced that he became a first-time father this year.
Apparently, Haddon’s engagement is to a twenty something Los Angeles woman whom he fathered a daughter with in early 2012. His bride-to-be is apparently several years younger than him and neither her name nor his daughter’s was available at press time.
The Detroit native—who released his second theatrical release “A Beautiful Soul” to moderate success earlier this year—is gearing up for a release of a mixtape that includes Gospel remakes of popular mainstream hits. Haddon interestingly reworked Usher’s “Climax,” (a song about a relationship that’s reached it’s breaking point, yet the title insinuates something different) as the first introduction from the mixtape.
Though Haddon—who was a pastor of a Detroit church until he relocated to Los Angeles after his split from Damita—continues to perform Gospel concerts in the United States and internationally, it has been rumored that Haddon has interests in recording an R&B album in the future.