Joel Osteen’s charismatic Christian evangelism has brought him both fans and haters for more than a decade. But because of the bad reputations of other televangelists who got into trouble, Osteen has spent much of his career fighting rumors about his personal life. Find out what he does when he’s not giving uplifting sermons and if the story that he and his wife, Victoria Osteen, got a divorce is true.
Joel Osteen is a televangelist and preacher headquartered in Houston, Texas. Osteen presented his first sermon in 1999, following in his father’s footsteps, a pastor. He now manages Lakewood Church out of the former Compaq Center, which was initially housed in an abandoned feed shop. His weekly service draws 43,000 live viewers and is broadcast to more than 13 million households across the United States.
As a non-denominational Christian, Osteen is not bound by the same standards and rules as other Christians. Osteen, for example, has been married to Victoria Osteen since 1987, despite the fact that Catholic priests are prohibited from having wives.
Victoria was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on March 28, 1961, and reared in Houston since the age of two. Her father was a deacon, and her mother was a Sunday school teacher, therefore she was raised as a devout Christian.
Joel and Victoria Osteen have two children. Jonathan, who was born on April 20, 1995, graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in screenwriting. He’s now following in his father’s footsteps and preaching to Lakewood Church’s youth members.
Alexandra, a vocalist and a University of Texas at Austin student, was born on November 9, 1998. She and her older brother are members of LYA, a church-based band. In the Name, Vol. 1 was released by the band in 2019. On Spotify, their song “I’ve Got A Fire” has had over 150,000 plays.
How Did They Meet?
Victoria met Joel when she was a psychology student at the University of Houston and working at her mother’s jewelry shop. Osteen went to Iloff Jewelers because the battery in his watch was dead. In 1987, after two years, the couple got married.
Victoria told Get Up! Mornings, “When we got married, neither of us was a pastor.” “We were just two teens… We’ve grown up and learned together, and we’ve really figured out how to love each other. It’s a beautiful place to be, which is something I didn’t expect when I got married.”
Why Did Joel Osteen And Victoria Osteen Break Up?
Even though people say they broke up a long time ago, Victoria has been Joel’s wife for more than 30 years. It turned out that the story about them breaking up was just untrue gossip.
Maybe their strange rules are what make them work. Osteen follows the “Billy Graham Rule,” which says that he doesn’t hang out with women unless there are witnesses.
He also wants his wife to look nice. He told Piers Morgan on CNN, “Wives, don’t look good for everyone else. Also, look nice for your husband.”
“Don’t wear that same old bathrobe you’ve been wearing for the last 10 years,” Victoria said. “Yes, he meant that. We all needed to be told, “Hey, you know what? We really do need that extra time.'”