|About Brandon Hatmaker
|July 15, 1972
|Jen Hatmaker December 1993 - Present
|Sydney, Remy, Caleb, Gavin, Ben
|Oklahoma Baptist University
|Harper Collins, Austin New Church
|Barefoot Church, A Mile Wide
Brandon and Jen Hatmaker are adored by fans for their reality show, their books, and their support for the LGBTQ community. The religious couple and their large family entertained with their relatability and also struck a chord with their heartfelt approach to so many causes. However, their relationship had been under scrutiny for weeks, which culminated in Jen announcing their divorce. Their fans are shocked by the news as they seemed like a couple who truly supported each other and their large brood. This Brandon Hatmaker wiki reveals more on their relationship.
Brandon Hatmaker’s Career
Brandon Hatmaker Is a Pastor and Author
Brandon Hatmaker was born on July 15, 1972. A native of Colorado, he is now a resident of Texas. He and his family live in Buda, just outside Austin.
Hatmaker graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) in 1995 with a Bachelor in Arts degree. It’s unknown what he did for a living immediately after college.
According to his LinkedIn, Hatmaker has been an author with HarperCollins since 2010. He published Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture in 2012 and A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith in 2016.
He’s a pastor at Austin New Church where his family is active. Hatmaker and his wife also manage their charitable organization, Legacy Collective, together.
Brandon Hatmaker Is an HGTV Star
Both Brandon and Jen Hatmaker became popular through their shows on HGTV. Jen’s 2014 online post about burned-out parents went viral, got them on talk shows, and caught the attention of HGTV.
The network contacted the Hatmakers for a show centered around their family. HGTV also let the family show their religious lifestyle on television.
Brandon and Jen, with their five kids, made their reality TV debut in 2014 when Your Big Family Renovation premiered. They helped other large families resolve the space issues in their homes by renovating their houses. They also had a show renovating the century-old house they bought for their own family.
Brandon appeared on his own in multiple episodes of Brother vs. Brother in 2015. The couple also appeared on HGTV’s Tiny House.
Brandon and Jen Hatmaker’s Relationship
Brandon and Jen Married in College
Brandon Hatmaker was a junior at OBU when he met freshman Jennifer King in August 1992.
Their first meeting was in the WMU dorm. By one account, Hatmaker pretended he needed an extra fork from the OBU cafeteria so he could “accidentally” run into King in the line.
Hatmaker and King married on December 30, 1993, before graduating college. They were together as friends and partners for almost three decades before announcing their divorce in 2020.
We’ve been married 25 years today. We took one look at each other this morning and burst out laughing.I am here to…
When one of their daughters came out as lesbian, Jen and Brandon Hatmaker were very supportive and compassionate about it. They also took a public stance supporting the LGBTQ community. This earned them as much criticism as it did praise, and the family experienced harassment.
Their marriage was the subject of several rumors recently. After being inactive on social media for a while, Jen Hatmaker revealed on Facebook in August 2020 that she’s been going through a difficult time with her family.
Jen didn’t specify exactly what she was going through and only requested for people to pray for them to get through it. Many speculated the Hatmakers were having health or marital troubles.
There was speculation that Brandon had an affair behind Jen’s back and that they were on the verge of divorce. The affair rumors are baseless, but the divorce rumors came true.
Jen revealed they had filed for divorce with a social media post, but gave very few details. Court records show they filed for divorce on August 21, 2020.
Hi. It’s been quiet here. I’ve been quiet. In short, we are deeply hurting in our little life. As I’ve written, there is…
Brandon and Jen Adopted Two Children
After graduating college, the couple lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado before settling in Austin, where they set the foundation of their church. Through their child-rearing days, the couple continued their missionary and charity work.
They are parents to five children; daughters Sydney and Remy and sons, Caleb, Gavin, and Ben. Gavin is the oldest, followed by Sydney and Caleb. They adopted Ben and Remy from Ethiopia in 2015.
Jen and Brandon are very open about their parenthood experiences. Very recently, Jen revealed how their adopted children felt in the current climate of racial injustice.
Jen admitted that she and her husband didn’t realize the extent of their own privilege until they adopted their youngest kids. But raising their kids has changed a lot of their perspective. More recently, the couple has been advocating for racial equality along with the many other causes they support.