On the peak of his fame, Gerardo Mejía was touring the world behind his primary hit “Rico Suave.” Profiting from his superstar standing, Mejía says he went from “place to position, woman to woman” and was with greater than 500 girls.
In 1994, it appeared as if the playboy musician was settling down when he married former mannequin and sweetness queen Kathy Eicher. However Mejía says he cheated all through the wedding.
“I had gotten married, I had a daughter, and I used to be making an attempt to make issues proper, however I didn’t wish to let go of who I as soon as was,” Mejía says. “It was robust for my spouse. Thoughts you, numerous it she didn’t know till later.”
After so a few years of dishonest, Mejía had a wake-up name. It occurred when he was nonetheless taking his spouse to church, and he says he could not stand that everybody there knew the reality about him.
“I knew I used to be a dirtbag,” Mejía says.
So, he vowed to alter. “Sooner or later in my workplace, I received on my knees and I stated, ‘OK that’s it. I’ve no excuse to not serve you anymore, Lord,'” Mejía says. “I went again dwelling, and I instructed my spouse. It was robust initially. There was a therapeutic course of, there was me profitable her again — and I can inform you now that after 13 years, we’re regular. There is no infidelity.”
At this time, Mejía’s life may be very totally different than it was in his wild days. He works as a youth pastor.
“On the age of 17, I did give my life to God. Due to my motivation to be well-known and this and that… it shifted,” he says. “However the beauty of God is me realizing that his presence is there within the good occasions and the dangerous occasions… God by no means gave up on me.”
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