Gospel Singer Tye Tribbett Talks Cheating On His Wife, Contemplating Suicide
Famed gospel singer Tye Tribbett is making headlines after revealing a very personal portion of his life when he cheated on his wife.
Tribbett, known for heading the Greater Anointing Choir better known as G.A., says he cheated on his wife a year ago and in turn, she cheated on him too.
Unbeknownst to many, Tribbett’s affair was with a woman in G.A., who he says he and his wife had counseled.
He revealed his transgressions to the Associated Press saying that he was surprised by his own actions after seeing his father, a pastor, do the same thing.
“I thought it was something that’ll never happen. I saw infidelity with my mom and dad who was a pastor, which made them split. I told myself that I would never do that. So when it happened in my marriage, it was like “Whoa.” God broke down my self-righteousness, my pride.”
Tribbett then went on to tell the AP that when he and his wife Shante took a break from their marriage he contemplated killing himself.
“When I was between my house and mom’s home, I was contemplating suicide — almost every day.”
According to Tribett, lust is ultimately what led him to cheat on his spouse before she retaliated and did the same to him.
“(Televangelist) Joyce Meyers gave the best explanation of what my situation was about. She said lust has no conscience. It doesn’t care if you’re married, doesn’t care about your responsibility, doesn’t care if you’re a pastor. It wants what it wants when it wants. It doesn’t have to be because of lack for lust to take hold.”
He also spoke on the disbandment of G.A. calling it the “saddest day of his life.”
“I was so excited about the new, but didn’t consider the end. One of the things that had to end was G.A. I stood up before the choir, which was the saddest day of my life, and told them I had to release them. But we’re still family and we’ll always be family.”
Tye’s new album Fresh was released earlier this week.