Author and motivational speaker Jen Hatmaker made headlines in 2020 for something unrelated to her best-selling books at the time: her divorce. Even now, years after Jen and her ex-husband Brandon Hatmaker’s breakup, fans are still interested in the specifics.
So what caused Jen to divorce? Continue reading as we explore every known piece of Jen’s romantic history and how it led to her breaking up with Brandon.
Why Divorced Jen Hatmaker in 2020?
Even though it has been a while since Jen and Brandon made their divorce public, they still haven’t given a formal explanation. Jen informed followers on Instagram that she and her family were “navigating an unanticipated crisis” at the time when everything was falling apart.
In a later post to her page, she explained what it all meant. We are in a situation where there is no manual and we have no idea how to handle this either privately or publicly, the author stated. “I haven’t done it because I don’t know how to conceal my sorrow, and I appreciate your utmost kindness over the past two weeks. Brandon and I are divorcing; I don’t know how to say it and still can’t believe I am even saying it.”
Many followers believed that Brandon may have cheated on the author when word of Jen and Brandon’s breakup spread online. The rumors of infidelity, and if any of them contributed to the divorce, haven’t been substantiated yet.
Jen continues in the previous post: “Even though the specifics are between us, I’m still in shock because this was totally unanticipated. I’m stunned, heartbroken, and filled with grief. Not for public consumption is our loss. We are handling this in real-time, as real people, and we are doing everything in our power to make it work.”
Jen and Brandon formed the Legacy Collective and the Austin New Church together.
Longtime followers of the author were startled to learn of Jen and Brandon’s separation because, ever since they started dating, Brandon has played a crucial role in her public career and triumphs.
Five children—Sydney Beth, Ben, Gavin, Remy, and Caleb—were born to the couple after their 1993 wedding. The whole family was prominently displayed in the reality television program Your Big Family Renovation from 2014.
In Austin, Texas, Jen and Brandon founded the Austin New Church, which is led by licensed pastor Joshua Harris.
In addition, the ex-couple co-founded the Legacy Collective, a non-profit group that promotes human rights, fights against child trafficking, and helps individuals find affordable homes.
Despite the fact that Brandon and Jen are no longer together, it is obvious that the businesses they founded will endure.