Imani Showalter from “Basketball Wives L.A.” is Dating Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp?

“Basketball Wives: LA” star Imani Showalter may have finally found a man….and a good one at that!

The reality star is rumored to be dating Gospel singer Marvin Sapp.

According to Hip Hollywood, the two met back in October at Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” choir competition in L.A.

“The two exchanged information and immediately started corresponding after the show. A week or so later Marvin flew her to Grand Rapids to visit him and so she could experience his church,” a source said

And since then, things have apparently been going well between Imani and Marvin, who is a father of three and a widower. (His ex-wife Malinda died of colon cancer in 2010.)

Just last December, Imani was spotted with Marvin at a concert at New Life Covenant Church, and about a month later, over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, she accompanied him to the Stellar Gospel Awards in Nashville, TN.

“They’ve been spending quite a bit of time together. They’re definitely falling in love and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up getting married,” the source added.

Members of Sapp’s church however aren’t so happy with their relationship after viewing bikini pics Imani tweeted showing off her recent weight loss.

“If she seriously wants to be with him and plans to become the First Lady of his church, the last thing she needs to be doing is tweeting risqué photos of herself. That’s just a big no-no!” one member said.

These two dating seems a little odd to us…but hey, who are we to judge?

What do you think about Marvin Sapp and Imani Showalter dating?

  • Billyjoeriley

    This sure is interesting

    • Gwen

      Only to people who have no life and have to pry into others!

  • he must be desperate!!!!!!

    • Gwen

      DESPERATE!!  Can’t he have a meal with a friend like you or I without someone making something out of it?

  • guest

    Its not true.

  • Billyjoeriley

    Didn’t this woman run a rant about Draya Michelle on the show about her being a former stripper, and she does this? Contradictory 

    • Gwen

      Its’ a TV show for entertainment.  What don’t you understand, Are you that small minded?

  • guest

    As a member of Pastor Sapp’s church.. this is absolutely not true..

    • Felesia Ledet

      Thanks GUEST for keeping Pastor Sapp Covered. This is exactly what believers of a congregation are to do when they hear about the Shepards who God has over their souls. Thank you,  Fe from Houston, Texas

    • Gwen

      Your comment, not knowing Marvin Sapp says a lot about you and your immature level of thinking. You thank the GUEST for keeping Pastor Sapp covered.  GOD is who is keeping him covered from people like you that enjoy this type of gossip!  Hope you have someone covering you!

    • gwen

      I agree with you.  People should mind their own business.

    • Gwen

      THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR YOUR PASTOR!  He is a wonderful man and is entitled to have a life in the church and outside of the church.  We all have friends we get together with on occasion for lunch, dinner, etc., why can’t he?

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  • Stacy Gaddy

    I guess he never would’ve made it.Whats up with PASTORS with reality stars, COCAINE, STRIPPERS,& BOYS.

    • Gwen

      Are you on cocaine, hanging with strippers and boys?  He’s a man made of flesh and blood just like you and I.  Just because he is one of God’s many messengers doesn’t mean he’s not a human being.  Lay off him, leave him along and concentrate on YOUR OWN LIFE!

    • Stacy Gaddy

      I don’t use any type of vices.Minister will be called on the carpet for their behavior.s found Six month ago a prominent minister was found dead in NYC hotel room with coke an a stripper.I can comment the way want. Don’t read my comments.YOU STAY ENCOURAGED

  • shybyme

    gOD jESUS cHRIST can change anyboby and just because he a pastor what makes him better than any other man.. Stop worship a pastor he not god he is made out of flesh just like u and me… stop worship pastor and preacher and people in the church because half of them use God to hide bEHIND THERE dIRT…


  • Rosalee

    what i want to know if he cant find a sister in his church come on 

    • Gwen

      Why would he want someone from his own church?  However, if that is what God has planned for him that’s between him and God.  But please keep in mind…HE IS STILL DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE MALINDA!!!!  You can’t just erase love from your heart, love is everlasting even in death.  SO…Ms. Rosalee, deal with it!

  • Gwen

    SHAMEFUL, SHAMEFUL, SHAMEFUL!!!!!!!!  I know there are a lot of women out there who would love to get Rev. Sapp’s attention, but FORGET IT!  He carries the love for his wife in his heart and no human (woman) can remove that.  It is up to the Lord to take care of Marvin and his children’s hearts.  When and if the Lord wants him to have another soul mate, God will deliver her to him.  NOT THE MEDIA!    What we should all do is pray for him, others and ourselves.  And start holding our tongues on gossip.  Remember gossip hurts!

  • Marvin Sapp is clearly thinking with the wrong part of his body,I feel he will be very unhappy with this woman who is not a woman of GOD.The church is in trouble now! After mabe 6mos/yr he will wonder what was I thinkin !!!