Jewelry designer Ranin Karimi recently claimed that she had an affair with celebrity Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz on the MTV reality show “Ex on the Beach.” The 35-year old woman said that she didn’t want to be called his mistress but preferred the term “mystery woman.” The pastor was fired by the church after his wife Laura, to whom he is still married, found out about his extramarital affair. Karimi has also appeared in a docuseries on Discovery+ titled “Hillsong: A Megachurch exposed.”
Ranin Karimi is appearing in season five of the popular reality MTV show “Ex on the Beach.” This is the show where she preferred to describe herself as a mystery woman rather than a mistress and where a cast member of the same show said that her affair sounded “shady” and that he felt “uncomfortable.” The reality show by MTV has eight single strangers on the beach. They enjoy a holiday together but it is marred by the appearance of their exes.
The New York City fashion designer had met the 42-year old pastor in Domino Park in NYC. Karimi claims that she had tried to stop meeting Lentz after she came to know that he was married. However, he allegedly kept showing up at her apartment with high end tequila bottles. The affair ended abruptly after his wife Laura Lentz found text messages between Ranin and Carl.
Karimi has spoken a lot about her alleged affair with disgraced pastor Lentz on the Discovery+ docuseries. She said that that if she could go back in time and would not have ever met him, she would do so. She also shares relevant details and defines her relationship with him as “the most toxic thing I’ve ever had to deal with” on the series titled “Hillsong: A Megachurch exposed.”
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Carl Lentz was a high profile pastor who belonged to the charismatic Hillsong church. He was close to Justin Bieber, though the Baby singer has started distancing himself from the celebrity pastor much before the scandal broke out. Earlier, he had also performed services for other celebrities including Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The celebrity pastor also delivered services for Selena Gomez and actor Chris Pratt. He was fired after his extramarital affair came to light.
(Photo Credit : Instagram Carl Lentz)
(Photo Credit : Instagram Karimi Ranin)