Bishop TD Jakes Is Jesus' Brother, Tamar Braxton Posts on Instagram

R&B artist Tamar Braxton arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014.
R&B artist Tamar Braxton arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014. | (Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Bishop T.D. Jakes may be the brother of Jesus Christ, according to singer-songwriter Tamar Braxton who jokingly made that claim when reflecting on her faith recently.

Braxton, the entertainer who also serves as a co-host on "The Real" talk show, is recovering after being hospitalized for suffering from two blood clots in her lungs. Despite her health issue, Braxton still found time to promote the new book, Faithing It, written by Bishop Jakes' daughter, Cora Jakes-Coleman.

While the comedic entertainer recommended the book to her more than 2 million Instagram followers, she joked about the Jakes family being directly related to Jesus Christ in the process.

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"I (love) this women she gets it!! I promise it's like she's Jesus granddaughter..," Braxton wrote about Jakes-Coleman before referencing Bishop Jakes. "Well her daddy @bishopjakes is (His) brother so I guess that would make her his niece.... Anywhoo.. Get into #Faithingit and watch how things change.. If u let him #wonthedoit."

Braxton wrote an editorial review for Jakes-Coleman, revealing that the book helped the singer restore her faith.

"Cora came into my life at a time when my faith was being tested and questioned. She reminded me what faith means... That there truly is power in prayer... And nothing more powerful than a woman that is a prayer warrior," Braxton wrote ( "If you want to see your faith restored... Read this book!"

The Christian singer was previously scolded by Bishop Jakes along with her four sisters on WE tv's "Braxton Family Values." Bishop Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, appeared on two episodes of the hit WE tv show where he chastised the five celebrity women for their constant bickering and the dissension that has grew between them.

"If you were my daughters, I would go ballistic," Jakes told sisters Tamar, Trina, Traci, Towanda and Toni on their show. "They'd have to cut the cameras off."

After receiving Jakes' harsh criticism, 38-year-old Tamar spoke about the experience during a radio interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez earlier this year.

"Bishop T.D. Jakes came on and he gave us our life," she said in the interview with Power 105.1 DJ, Angie Martinez.

When host Martinez asked Tamar about the best advice she received from Jakes, the singer spoke about encouraging herself.

"He told me, 'Stop looking for people to clap for you. Clap for yourself,' meaning, be proud of yourself and be proud of your accomplishments," Braxton said. "I don't know why I would feel like every time I come in the room everybody's supposed to be cheering, 'Go Tamar!' No, these are my own dreams and goals, and aspirations, so I should clap for me, because I set those goals for myself."

The Braxton sisters grew up in the church and were raised by parents who worked in ministry. Tamar previously spoke about her spiritual roots.

"Both of my parents at one time were pastors of their own churches and I learned a lot from that," she told Flaunt magazine. "But not until I was an adult did I understand it and know for myself."

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