Here’s what we know about Judge Faith Jenkins: She graduated first in her law school class at Souther University in Baton Rouge. She litigated Wall Street cheats and prosecuted domestic violence cases in New York City. And now she is the judge on a nationally syndicated small claims court show, Judge Faith (which I watch religiously). The litigants on her show often congratulate Jenkins, in the hopes of currying favor) for winning Miss Louisiana in 2000 and earning the first runner-up spot in the 2001 Miss America pageant. But what we never hear about (trust me, I watch a lot of Judge Faith) is her personal life, until now …
Two days ago news broke that R&B singer Kenny Lattimore proposed to Jenkins, and she accepted. Like Jenkins, Lattimore knows how to keep a low profile and his business out of the street. But even he couldn’t resist expressing the good news on Instagram.
He captioned a photo of him and Jenkins:
I’m happy to share the exciting news about our engagement today! My fiancée @judgefaithjenkins is known to many of you as the beauty with (a whole lot of) brains. She is indeed that & much more!
Faith, I am forever grateful to God for His faithfulness in sending me you. To say you are the total package is a vast understatement. You are powerful and passionate about life and yet your presence brings me so much peace. Your drive and ambition never cease to amaze me and your heart is filled with love & empathy for others. Everything you do on and off tv is done with dignity and grace - it’s why you’re an inspiration to so many, including me. I posted my song ‘Deserve’ last week as it says everything about us that I feel. ‘We have something so rare ... you don’t deserve the wait any longer. I’m ready to make you mine forever.’
Lattimore also thanked DeVon Franklin and Megan Good for their friendship and for writing the New York Times Bestseller The Wait.
Jenkins also shared a heartfelt message to Lattimore about their engagement:
Some personal news: I’m engaged!
Many of you know @kennylattimore as an incredibly talented vocalist and while I couldn’t be more proud of his legendary work as an artist — to me (and all who know him personally) —- it’s who he is on the inside that makes him a star. His beautiful spirit has captured my heart. ❤️
Kenny: you are one of the kindest, most genuine souls on the planet. I’ve never met anyone like you. In a world where I was told my standards were too high, you came in my life from day one & exceeded them all! You made me thankful that I refused to settle. You showed me the essence & integrity of true love. The first time you took me by the hand to lead us in prayer I knew this would be different. And I was right. (just remember, I’m always right 😆) You embody all I’ve ever wanted in a life partner. And on top of it all you’re an amazing dad. ❤️
My husband to be...
I always knew you existed 😩😆
There’s no word on a wedding date yet, but we’re excited for Jenkins and Lattimore to tie the knot. Lattimore was previously married to fellow singer Chante Moore from 2002 to 2011. They have a 16-year-old son named after his father.