Imani Showalter, the ex-fiancé of NBA player Stephen Jackson, was quite vocal on season one of “Basketball Wives L.A.” about not having dated since she and Jackson ended their relationship.
According to Hip Hollywood, last fall when Showalter met Grammy-nominated gospel singer Marvin Sapp, her dating status instantly changed.
The reverend was in Los Angeles judging Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” choir competition on Oct. 28 at the Staples Center and Showalter was introduced to him before the show.
“The two exchanged information and immediately started corresponding after the show. A week or so later, Marvin flew her to Grand Rapids to visit him and experience his church,” said a source.
“They’ve been spending quite a bit of time together. They’re definitely falling in love and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up getting married,” the source added.
Sapp is a father of three and a widower. His ex-wife Malinda died of colon cancer in 2010.
Ms. Showalter recently tweeted photos of herself in a leopard bikini (see below) to show off her recent weight loss via @IamMelissaImani.
“If she seriously wants to be with him and plans to become the First Lady of his church, the last thing she needs to be doing is tweeting risqué photos of herself. That’s just a big no-no!” one member reportedly said.