Joel Osteen is one of the most famous personalities and after being famous and well known there will always be people talking about you. The same thing happened to Joel when a rumor about him getting a divorce spread.
Why did he get the attention? Well, if you don’t know who he is, he is one of the most followed or the biggest televangelist with over 10 million followers or viewers in the United States and more in over 100 other countries. Not to mention he is also an author who has written few best-selling books.
In this blog post, we will uncover all the rumors related to his divorce and will also learn more about his early life and get to know him better.
Who Is Joel Osteen?
Let’s get to know Joel before we talk about his divorce. Like I mentioned above he is one of the most followed televangelists and authors. Osteen is an American pastor based in Houston, Texas. People really like him talk in front of an audience. He is or his preaching is the reason that Lakewood Church programs are now broadcasted in over 100 countries. Only in the United States his talk or sermon was viewed by 10 million people approximately and we can expect that he has many more viewers worldwide as his show is broadcasted in over 100 countries according to Wikipedia.
Early Life & Career Of Joel
Joel was born on March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Joel has five siblings, he was born to a Christian family his father John Osteen was an American pastor and also the founder of the Lakewood Church he also had a television program which he ran for 16 years, and his show was viewed or followed by millions, his show was also used to broadcast in 50 different countries.
Joel went to Humble a public high school in his hometown and he graduated from the school in 1981. After graduating from high school he enrolled in Oral Roberts University and according to Wikipedia he studied radio and television communications there but for an unknown reason, he did not graduate from the university. He then went back to his hometown and started producing his father John’s television program until his death, On January 23, 1999, John died of a heart attack.
After his father’s demise, Joel started to preach, and just to be clear he also preached before his father died as John was ill, and he was appointed as the new senior pastor of the Lakewood Church on October 3, 1999. People really liked how he talked or preached and the Church’s attendance started to grow dramatically. By the year 2008, his show was broadcasted to over 100 countries and had 7 million viewers per week approximately.
As I mentioned above he is also an author, in 2004 he published his first book called ”Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential.” His book was listed in number 1 position in ”The New York Times Best Seller list.” Similarly, he published his second book in 2007 which was also on the list of best sellers.
His Personal Life
Joel is a tall man with 5 feet 12 inches height and has beautiful dark brown eyes with dark hair. He is also known as ”The Smiling Preacher.” There is not much information available about his personal life but what we do know is he is married to an American author Victoria Osteen. They were married back in 1987 and they even have two children named Alexandra Osteen, Jonathan Osteen.
Who Is Victoria Osteen?
I thought before talking about their divorce rumors it’s best for us to know about her so here’s all the information you need to know about Victoria.
Victoria was born on March 28, 1961, in Huntsville, Alabama. Her birth name is ”Victoria Iloff.” She used to live with her father Donald Iloff but later she moved to Houston, Texas, with her family as her father went to work at NASA. She studied psychology at the University of Houston. Her mother had a jewellery store and that’s where she first met with Joel.
She is also the best-selling author, her first book Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole was published in 2008 which topped in 2nd position in the New York Times Bestsellers list. She is also a co-pastor of Lakewood Church and in 2003 she started Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry.
We only know how the two met for the first time in 1985 but we don’t know how they started dating, may they fall for each other when they first met who knows. Anyways they got married on April 4, 1987.
Rumors About Their Divorce
There were rumors spreading around the globe stating Joel and Victoria got a divorce. The rumor about their divorce is totally made up and is not true at all. They have been married for more than 20 years now and their bond and love are only getting deeper. Both of them run and have duties to carry Lakewood Church. Their relation is very strong and it will last forever according to the couple, so don’t go on believing every rumor you see or hear on the internet.
But rumors have it that Joel is not against or criticizes divorce. According to few sources, he thinks that everyone should find someone that’s right for them, and we all know that knowing someone takes times months, years, or even decades sometimes and if someone really thinks that his/her partner is not right for them then they should split up but they must be ashamed or remorse for it.
Joel’s Net Worth
The first book he published was in the number 1 position on the best sellers list for may weeks not only his first book but his other works were also listed in New York’s best selling list, so he must have earned a good amount of money from his books.
He also owns a mansion in River Oaks whose value is approximately $10.5 million. And according to few sources, the average salary of a pastor is $50,000, but Joel claims that he doesn’t get any salary from the church but he must be earning from his radio shows and public speaking. Joel has a net worth of $50-$100 million estimated.
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