Who is Sarah Jakes Roberts?
Sarah was born in West Virginia, USA, on 17 July 1988 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s an author, motivational speaker and social media personality, but she’s probably known best for being the daughter of Bishop Thomas Dexter ‘T. D.’ Jakes Sr., an American actor, film writer and producer.
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Early life and education
Sarah was raised alongside her four siblings Jermaine, Jamar, Thomas Dexter, and Cora in West Virginia, by their father and their mother Serita Jakes, an American actress.
All five children were urged by their parents to focus on their education, and Sarah was perhaps academically the most successful amongst them, having completed her high school education when she was 16 years old; she was interested in various activities during her teenage years, including writing poems and stories, appearing in school plays and dancing.
All her family members are devout Christians, and Sarah went to church with them at least once a week.
She moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and enrolled at Texas Christian University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2008.
Sarah’s mostly popular for her books in which she offers help to women struggling with various things in life, such as not liking their jobs, being in unhealthy relationships and marriages, and having unsupportive friends.
She published her first book “Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life” in April 2014, about how Sarah became a mother during her teenage years, and how she chose not to give up after her first marriage failed.
Her second book – “Colliding With Destiny: Finding Hope in the Legacy of Ruth” – was also published in 2014, and it tells the story of Ruth, a woman whose husband has passed away.
Sarah published her third book, “Dear Mary: Lessons From the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom”, in September 2015, a compilation of letters in which Sarah’s examining the life of Jesus’ mother Mary.
Her fourth book, “Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable” was published on 18 April 2017.
Most recently, in 2021, Sarah published her fifth book “Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life”, which has become a “New York Times” bestseller.
She has made a guest appearance in an episode of numerous talk-shows, including “Today Show” and “Dr. Phil”.
Love life and husband
Sarah was 14 years old when she became pregnant, and give birth to her daughter; she has kept the girl’s father’s name hidden from the media.
Between 2008 and 2012, Sarah was married to Robert Henson, a former American Football player for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in 2009 and 2010; they have a daughter together, named Makenzie Henson. Sarah revealed in a tweet in 2011 that she was divorcing Robert, claiming that it was best for her and her daughters’ safety.
She married her second husband, Touré Roberts in 2014, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Touré is an American motivational speaker and author, while he’s also the founder of One Church LA. On 10 February 2016, Sarah gave birth to their daughter Ella Roberts.
As of April 2022, Sarah’s married to her second husband Touré Roberts, and has three daughters.
Hobbies and other interests
Sarah seems to be enjoying the attention which she receiving from her close to two million Instagram followers, and has uploaded over 3,000 pictures onto the network, the majority of which have been taken during her everyday life.
She’s into travelling, and her career has taken her all around the US, while she and her husband have also been to a couple of European countries, such as Italy, England and France.
Sarah’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to various charity organizations.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor is Channing Tatum, while a couple of Sarah’s favorite movies include “Dear John”, “Message in a Bottle” and “Letters to Juliette”.
She’s a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends.
Age, height and net worth
Sarah’s age is 33. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of April 2022, her net worth stands at more than $1 million, while her father T. D. Jakes’ net worth has been estimated at more than $20 million.
Who is her father T. D. Jakes?
T.D. was born in South Charleston, West Virginia, on 9 June 1957 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably still known best for having produced the 2011 comedy movie “Jumping the Broom”, directed by Salim Akil, and which starred Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and Angela Bassett. It follows two families who have met at Martha’s Vineyard during a wedding, and the movie won three of the 16 awards for which it was nominated.
T.D. was raised in Vandalia, West Virginia and although he was ordained within Oneness Pentecostalism, he has revealed that he actually affirms the Trinity. He was 25 years old when he became the pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith, which at that time had only 10 followers; by 1990, when he moved to South Charleston, T.D.’s congregation had over 300 members.
He made his debut film appearance in the 1994 motivational video “Tell the Devil I Changed My Mind”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 2000 action fantasy movie “Left Behind: The Movie”, the 2005 family film “Roach Approach: The Mane Event” (voice role), and the 2009 romantic movie “Not Easily Broken”. Most recently, in 2018 he starred in the short video “Ultimate Entertainer Razor Rizzotti”.
T.D. has 17 producing credits to his name, while a couple of his most notable works have been on the 2011 biographical historical film “Winnie Mandela”, the 2013 musical family movie “Black Nativity”, and the 2016 biographical family movie “Miracles from Heaven”, which won two of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
T.D. has won two of the six awards for which he has been nominated – a 2004 Image President’s Award, and a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album (shared with five others).