You Tube star and relationship coach, Derrick Jaxn made headlines this week for claims of infidelity to his wife of four years, Da’Naia. In a post made to the star’s Instagram account on Monday, Jaxn admits to allegations “as serious as sex, sexual flirtation, meeting up and that type of thing”.
For those unfamiliar with the name, Derrick Jaxn bursted onto the scene circa 2012 in a series of popular YouTube videos where he gave relationship advice from his car. He has gone on to build an empire in the dating arena with merchandise from books like A Cheating Man’s Heart to card games, Mentally Stimulate Me (MSM).
To quickly bring you up to speed, Jaxn’s alleged mistress, Candice De Medieros granted an exclusive interview to blogger Tasha K earlier this week and the receipts did not disappoint. You can listen to the full audio clip here via Tasha’s YouTube page and see photos of the outed guru leaving his lover’s bedside via Sister2Sister.
With the circus surrounding this whole scandal, I found the timing of the author’s latest book, Healing Together, particularly eyebrow-raising. And apparently, I wasn’t the only one. In true fashion, Tha Innanet went in like none other on the self-proclaimed “Self-Love Ambassador”.
With the mention of his latest literary work, I couldn’t help but wonder about what these allegations would mean for his business. After all, Jaxn has made quite the name for himself as a relational coach and spokesperson between his following of over 700K on YouTube and 1.3M on Instagram.
Of course, the intimacy influencer wouldn’t be the first man to fall from grace due to infidelity. Just last year, Hillsong Church pastor and spiritual advisor to the stars, Carl Lentz was outed for a cheating scandal, as well. As for now, it’s unclear on what the repercussions for Derrick Jaxn will be. Perhaps, he’ll pivot from the whole relationship advice and shift into more introspection and healing as he works to rebuild his marriage and career. Perhaps he’ll be cancelled altogether. Or maybe, just maybe, he’ll be forgiven in the court of public opinion.
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