Fred Hammond, a gospel singer, opens out about his ex-wife, marriage, and controversies


With his ex-wife Kim, Fred Hammond has a biological daughter and an adopted son.

Fred Hammond, a gospel singer and pianist, follows an unconventional path and is frequently chastised by the church-going community.
He is divorced himself, but he is outspoken about the love and romance that a husband and wife enjoy. He divorced his first wife in 2004 and has yet to remarry. Hammond, on the other hand, professes to be looking for the right person with whom to share his affection.

With his ex-wife, he has a biological daughter, BreeAnn Hammond, and an adopted son, Darius [nickname: Bubba].

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Hammond divorced his ex-wife Kim Hammond over fifteen years ago, but the gospel singer hasn’t remarried since.

In a February 2012 interview with Essence, he revealed that his pastor first counseled him not to rush into another marriage after his divorce.

Having said that, he claimed that he was hoping to marry and was excited about the prospect of meeting someone wonderful.

“I planned to marry again soon after [his divorce], but my pastors advised me not to rush into anything,” he explained. “Right now, there’s no one in the picture, but I’m looking forward to getting married again.”

Meanwhile, the gospel musician devotes his time to writing songs that exalt Jesus and God. He’s even been nominated for Grammy Awards for his work.

Now that my daughter is married

When the singer’s daughter BreeAnn’s parents split in 2004, she was a teenager.

To say the least, Hammond and his daughter had a tense relationship. BreeAnn, his daughter, even went on the record regarding her father’s relationship with her.

She told REDigion that her parents’ divorce had a profound impact on her and that it had hampered her connection with her father.

She went on to say that as a married woman, she now understands the complexity of marriage and accepts that her parents were flawed people attempting to live their lives as best they could.

In February 2010, Hammond defended himself by telling the South Florida Sun-Sentinel magazine that he always did the best he could in the best way he knew how.

He claimed that following his divorce with Kim, he became spiritually barren. And following the separation, his first focus was to make sure that his two children, who also appeared in Love Unstoppable, were well-adjusted and that he wasn’t leaving them.

BreeAnn appears to have forgiven her father’s previous doubts, as she now sings backup for him on stage and even assists him in the writing of some of his songs.

He sings about Jesus and the love he has for him

Unlike other gospel singers, Hammond has gone a step farther with his gospel singing. He uses his platform as a gospel singer to sing about love and passion, which has earned him a lot of criticism.

His detractors claim that gospel singing is a form of worship dedicated to the Lord and Jesus Christ, and that his songs corrupted the fundamental concept.

However, Hammond defends his work by claiming that love and passion are desperately needed in today’s world.

Hammond stated in the same interview with Essence that he has never understood why romance is taboo in the gospel singing profession. He claimed that if good [god-fearing] people can say things like “I love you, my darling,” or “My honey,” then singing it shouldn’t be an issue.

“It’s a crazy taboo that has to do with years of tradition. If they can say, ‘I love my baby’ or ‘My honey is so good to me,’ then there shouldn’t be a problem when you sing it. “

He also brought up the alarming rates of divorce in Christian households, as well as how the love that they teach in churches is distant from reality.

He stated that half of all first-time marriages end in divorce. Sixty percent of second-time marriages and seventy percent of third-time marriages failed.

While those facts may need to be verified, it’s clear what Hammond was trying to say.

He claimed that while visitors to churches put on a nice show, the story behind their walls was quite different. And that his love and romance songs were his attempt to rectify the situation.

He is unafraid of causing a stir among his Christian followers

Hammond has repeatedly challenged traditional Christian believers’ beliefs on his love songs. He believes that falling in love and having an intimate relationship with one’s spouse is a God-given gift that one should not be embarrassed of, contrary to popular belief.

He responded to his detractors with a [now-deleted] Facebook post, accusing them of not knowing the ups and downs that a relationship may go through.

He also requested everyone to be understanding of single men and women who wished to feel connected to that sensation of love.

“God is love and with in Himself lies the most intense and greatest of all intimacies…That’s why falling in love, a deep soul intimate connection and [explicit] intimacy feel so good because it’s God’s gift we’ve just perverted and distorted it. “

The singer’s attitude toward romance isn’t the only thing that has caused him to be chastised. The gospel singer has also been chastised for collaborating with singers and performers from other genres.

He was widely chastised in 2018 when he cooperated on a gospel CD with rapper Snoop Dog.

In October 2018, Hammond told Rolling Stone, “I lost a couple best friends – a husband and wife combo walked away from me, branded me a sinner.”

But that didn’t stop him from continuing to work. It could even be considered that it bolstered his resolve.

The next year, Hammond collaborated with Kanye West on the track “Hands On” off his Jesus is King album.