X-Factor’s Stacy Francis Opens Up About Her Affair With Famed Preacher

Posted June 25, 2012 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

X-Factor star admits affair with famed preacher; alleges him to be the baby daddy of youngest child

Me and Mr. Jones: Looks like they had a really bad thing going on.

X-Factor finalist Stacy Francis has seen better days. Lately, she’s been painted as the reality show’s only black horse in the media ever since she had a heated altercation with the late Whitney Houston back in February, hours prior to the r&b/pop diva’s passing. But Francis is making headlines again.

This time, she’s opening up about the real identity of her one-year-old daughter, Anastasia, and has confessed to resources that the child is a product coming from a love affair she had with a popular Pentecostal preacher. Bishop Noel Jones, who is single and who has romantic ties with other reality-TV stars including LisaRaye McCoy and ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star NeNe Leakes, also happens to be the brother of famous Studio 54 regular, fashion model and avant-garde pop singer Grace Jones. Apparently, Grace isn’t the only one in the family that’s a “slave to the rhythm.” To add more shame to the story: Francis admits to being married with ex-husband Darwin Kyle Hayes while she engaged in the love triangle with Jones.

"It was very taboo for a man in his position in the church to get involved with a married woman," a source said.

Francis, 42, said in a statement: "I love him very much and I am not ashamed ouf my baby. Our baby."

As the story goes, the famed megachurch preacher is trying to direct all the extra media to his ministry and the good things he’s done in a message posted on his Twitter page. In a state posted on his Twitter handle, Jones – pastor of City of Refuge Church in Gardena, Cali., tweeted: “Please focus with me on the positive efforts we expend daily towards improving people’s lives, including the provision of food & clothing to tens of thousands of people…Rumors and innuendo, to the extent they attract attention, may further assist us in exposing more people, causing them to join Gideon’s Army.”

Jones has yet to publicly acknowledge the allegations set by Francis and the swirling tabloids.

Quite typical for a powerful, popular preacher. Rather than step down because of error and shame, stay in power as long as you like. That’s what they all do.

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So what do you think?
Should Mr. Jones step down or admit his wrong to the public?
With all this drama, does this ruin Stacey Francis’s chances of ever becoming a star?
Post your thoughts.

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