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The Journey of Makenzie Henson, Son of Sarah Jakes Roberts

Published Tue Jan 16 2024 By Nancy
The Journey of Makenzie Henson, Son of Sarah Jakes Roberts

Mackenzie Henson, a prominent figure at a young age, has garnered attention due to the widespread fame of her parents. She is the daughter of the renowned African-American author Sarah Jakes Roberts and the former linebacker for the Washington Redskins, Robert Henson

How Rich is Mackenzie Henson?

Mackenzie Henson, the daughter of a celebrity, is currently taking her time before embarking on a career of her own. Currently, her lifestyle is supported entirely by her mother's net worth. Sarah Jakes Roberts boasts an estimated fortune of around $15 million.

Mackenzie Henson is well-known due to the widespread fame of her parents.
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Sarah has remained active as an inspirational figure, engaging in book deals and speaking projects. She serves as an example that teen pregnancy does not have to alter one's life trajectory, demonstrating that individuals can stay on course in life.

Adding to her sources of income, Sarah Jakes Roberts has a successful YouTube channel. Her book, "Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life," has performed well within the Christian community, and she continues to expand her collection with more published works. 

Mackenzie Henson's Mother Wiki/Bio

Mackenzie Henson's mother Sarah Jakes Roberts, born on July 17, 1988, is the daughter of Megachurch pastor Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. and American actress Serita Ann Jakes. She had a happy and secure childhood surrounded by love from her family. 

Growing up as one of five kids, Sarah spent her early years in the public eye because of her parents' professions. Despite that, she has become a successful author and a well-known social personality.

Mackenzie Henson's Mother Became Pregnant at The Age of 14

Sarah Jakes Roberts became a mother at the tender age of fourteen, which attracted a lot of attention. The incident gained considerable publicity, especially because her father, Pastor Jakes, strongly advocated for abstinence education among young teens. 

Sarah Jakes Roberts
Sarah Jakes Roberts is with her husband.
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Roberts' pregnancy caused quite a stir in the Christian community, given her father's stance on the matter. However, despite the initial scandal, her family stood by her side. She welcomed her first son, Malachai Jakes, in 2002.  

Despite the challenges of being a teen mom, Sarah managed to turn her life around, becoming a respected member of the community. 

Mackenzie Henson's Father is a Former NFL Linebacker

Mackenzie Henson's dad Robert Henson, born on January 27, 1986, in Texas, played in the NFL drafts from 2009 to 2011. He was a member of the Redskins until he got waived.  

Robert became known on the internet for criticizing Redskins fans in a series of tweets, where he called them disloyal "dim-wits" working at McDonald's from 9 to 5. Despite later apologizing, he faced significant criticism.  

Aside from his football career, Robert is a man with strong Christian beliefs. He earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Texas Christian University. Currently, he works as an Operations Supervisor in a General Motors store. 

Are Sarah Jakes Roberts and Robert Henson Still a Couple?

Mackenzie Henson's parents, Sarah Jakes Roberts and Robert Henson tied the knot in 2008 in a beautiful Christian ceremony when Sarah was only nineteen. They formed a family, with Robert actively taking on the role of a father to his stepson, Malachi Jakes. 

In 2009, they welcomed their second child, Mackenzie, expanding their family to four. For years, the couple displayed their affection publicly. 

Unfortunately, the pair separated in 2012 following allegations of abuse and adultery made by Sarah. Despite her Christian beliefs, she felt unsafe and chose to pursue a divorce. 

Sarah explained, "After professional counseling and prayerful consideration, I have decided to end my four-year marriage. There are biblical grounds supporting this decision, and I have attempted every other recourse. After multiple infractions during the union and for the sake of my safety and that of my children, I have come to this painful decision."  

Both Mackenzie and her older brother, Malachi, hold a strong bond with their stepfather, whom they affectionately call Dad. Additionally, Toure, their stepfather, maintains close ties with Sarah's parents and actively supports them in their church duties. 

Mackenzie Henson is Said to Have a Distant Relationship With Her Father

Following her parents' separation, Mackenzie Henson hasn't been publicly seen with her father, Robert Henson. While she maintains a level of privacy about her personal life, this might be attributed to her young age.

Sarah Jakes Roberts became a mother at the tender age of fourteen.
Sarah Jakes Roberts became a mother at the tender age of fourteen.
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Notably, Henson hasn't featured on her father's social media for an extended period. While information about custody arrangements is limited, it appears that she predominantly spends her time with her mother and stepfather.

Mackenzie Henson's Siblings

From her mom's first pregnancy, Mackenzie Henson has an older half-brother named Malachai Jakes, and they share a strong bond. She also has a younger half-sister, Ella Roberts, born to her mom and stepdad, Toure Roberts. Ella is seven years younger than Mackenzie.  

Sources mention that Mackenzie has a younger half-sister, Jordan Henson, from her dad, Robert Henson, and she is supposedly three years younger than Mackenzie. Additionally, since her mom remarried in 2014, Mackenzie's family has grown. She now has two stepsisters, Teya Hunter Roberts and Ren Taylor Roberts

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