Jimmie Allen publicly apologized to his estranged and pregnant wife, Alexis, for “humiliating” her with his affair. In an Instagram post shared on May 18, Allen also wrote an apology to his children for being a “poor example of a man.”
Allen is currently being sued by his former manager for sexual assault and harassment. The lawsuit prompted public disclosure of the affair.
“I want to publicly apologize to my wife Alexis for humiliating her with my affair. I am embarrassed that my choices have brought shame on her. That’s something that she did not deserve at all,” the “Down Home” singer began.
“I also want to apologize to my children for being a poor example of a man and a father,” he continued. “I am working on becoming a better person that my kids can be proud of. My goal is to be better than the generation before me.”
He added that this business takes so much from people. “It’s full of temptations that can cripple you and ruin everything you’ve built,” he wrote, adding that he’s ashamed that he “wasn’t strong enough to withstand them.”
“I will no longer be a victim of my weaknesses,” he wrote.
He ended his note by challenging everyone to “seek help when they need it. Do not be afraid of your weakness, surround yourself with people that WILL help you. Be blessed.”
In April, Jimmie and Alexis Allen announced that they were separating and expecting their third child together.
The pair got married in 2021 after two years of dating. They share 3-year-old daughter Naomi and 1-year-old daughter Zara. He is also father to an 8-year-old son, Aadyn, from a previous relationship.
“After much thought and reflection in recent months, Lex & I have made the decision to separate. As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will be welcoming another child together later this year,” he wrote in a since deleted Instagram post. “Our number one priority is and always will be ensuring that our children are healthy, happy and loved, and we remain committed to co-parenting with love and respect for one another. In light of our growing family, we respectfully request privacy during this time.”