Why are LeToya Luckett and Tommicus Walker getting divorced after 3 years? How prayers led to secret engagement
A look at how LeToya's prayers, a pastor's prophecy and a wingwoman's impeccable choice led to her finding the man of her dreams
LeToya Luckett and her husband Tommicus Walker have called it quits after three years of a marriage that was weaved out of the classic Hollywood romance dream. This comes four months after the former Destiny's Child member welcomed her and the Texas entrepreneur's son Tysun Wolf. It is heartbreaking, but both LeToya and Tommicus shared in their individual announcements that they will continue to co-parent and remain friends.
Which brings us to just what might have caused their Hallmark cutout relationship to come to an abrupt end? It was also speculated by fans long ago that their lack of "alone time" could bring about their doom. Here's a look at how LeToya's prayers, a pastor's prophecy and a wingwoman's impeccable choice led to her finding the man of her dreams, who also revealed he had harbored a little crush for her in his school days.
How LeToya and Tommicus met
The 39-year-old crooner had once appeared on OWN’s 'The Book Of John Gray', and opened up to the titular pastor about her inability to stay open to love after failed past relationships. The pastor had told her that her husband was coming, and just a few months later at a wedding, she was introduced to the man she would go on to have two children with.
At the same wedding, LeToya had confided in her friend and designer Nikki Chu about her interest in meeting a good man and her friend took the initiative to immediately introduce her to her husband's brother, Tommicus. Keeping her name and identity a secret, LeToya then built a bond with Tommicus over the phone, where they would often pray and read scriptures together, connecting deeply through their faith.
LeToya and Tommicus' relationship
It was only on the couple's first date where Tommicus flew with his daughter to meet LeToya in LA that the secret came out. Speaking about how Tommicus could still not recognize who Letoya was, she told the outlet Essence that it was only after a friend on call asked her if he knows yet, that she revealed her true identity.
"He admitted to having a crush on her back in high school," LeToya said of his reaction. "Then he said to me, ‘None of that matters because I’ve gotten to know you and to see your heart and that’s what I’m into, and so that doesn’t change nothing we got going on right now'."
LeToya and Tommmicus' surprise engagement
The couple had become official in the public eye after LeToya revealed her long-kept hush surprise engagement from her then beau on Instagram. Speaking to Essence, the singer had revealed how she had no clue while she was working with Chu to plan a surprise birthday party for Tommiicus, he was secretly planning with Chu to pop the question.
When LeToya showed up expecting his family there, she was surprised to find hers too, and then watched him get down on one knee. The couple got engaged in August 2017 and wed the same year in December at an intimate Texas Hills Country ceremony.
LeToya and Tommicus' marriage troubles
In May 2020, during an appearance on Episode 6 of Tip "TI" Harris, his wife, Tameka's reality show 'TI & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle', the crisis in LeToya and Tommicus's marriage was highlighted. The two were allegedly going to marriage counseling at the time, and all while LeToya complained of unkind words aggression from her partner, Tommicus refuse to answer the counsellor's question about whether he thinks the complaints are valid.
After Tommicus answered "right now we are down and getting personal. My wife is throwing stones that shouldn't be thrown right now." His grievance against her was lack of quality time that LeToya explains is due to tight work schedules and the fact that their baby sleeps with them in their bed.
She then added how this has impacted their "alone time" and the couple hadn't been talking much since she went on her glamping trip with her girlfriends and later, to London to attend to work commitments.
LeToya and Tommicus announce split
On Monday, January 11, LeToya posted on her Instagram "After very prayerful consideration, Tommicus and I have decided to get a divorce," she captioned a photo of the two and their children, four-month-old Tysun and two-year-old Gianna Iman.
She added: "It is my deepest desire for us to be loving co-parents and keep a peaceful environment out of respect for our children. Please understand our need for privacy. Love always. Thank you in advance for your prayers, support & space to heal as we tread through this challenging time."
In his post, Tommicus called the split "very difficult," and announced: "We remain committed to our family as co-parents and we ask that you please respect our privacy and the safety of our children at this time," he wrote. "We happily remain committed as caring friends with great love and respect for one another."