The couple who had separated in 2010, divorcing later, have not seen eye to eye on the issue of their son David, for whom they have been engaged in a bitter custody battle.
On April 4, 2016, David had turned eight years old and his mum had written a lovely message which also highlighted the pain of not being with her son with who she has been separated for years now.
Following the messy situation that has arisen from Doris and Daniel's separation in relation to their son, the burdened father, the film maker took to his Facebook page to reveal that contrary to reports, David and his mother have a healthy relationship and have been in contact more often than has been reported.
Read what he wrote below:
"I would like to take a minute to step away from my work to say a prayer for some people. Before I say this prayer, I would love to say a big thank you to everyone that has been supporting my works so far. I am humbled by your love and kind words. I have always been praying for you and I won’t stop now.
"Today, I am saying a fresh prayer to all the people who have so much hurt and pain in their hearts that the only things they can express and give out are pain, hatred, wickedness and negativity. The Bible says “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh”.
"Those words are as real today as they were when they were written thousands of years ago. It is my prayer that those whose hearts are filled with so much pain will find comfort in God’s love, grace and mercy. I pray that God will cover you with His warmth and wash you clean with the blood that Jesus shed on calvary. However, those who are not willing to be delivered and saved can NEVER be saved. I guess some people, though fully aware of the hurt and pain they feel inside, are not willing to let go of the evil that lives inside of them because they get a certain kind of ‘high’ when they have the opportunity the pour out their misguided hatred and anger towards other people that are ‘seemingly’ down. May God show you His Grace and somehow, cause you to encounter Him in a different way. Why this prayer today?
"With a huge smile on my face I state boldly; I am NOT A CELEBRITY. I am just a simple guy who who has been blessed to make films and I am a product of God’s grace. I am just the simple Delta Pikin who God has blessed with a million ideas and the ability to bring these ideas into reality. I see my self as a worker in the entertainment business, the same way people are workers in banks, telecommunication, law, medicine, etc. I just want to do my work and make the world a better place. However, my life has been an open book for the world. Its a bitter sweet feeling though. I need everyone to take a chill pill about the negative comments towards my ex-wife and I with our son David. The young man just turned 8 and is doing great. He has a great relationship with his mother and we are OK. I don’t like the fact that the media and hateful people will start cooking up details constantly trying to make me look bad. I’m trying to be a great father to my son the best way possible.
"I really didn’t want to address this but I guess sometimes you just have to grab the bull by the horn and deal with it. I have been accused of being evasive on this matter by declining to grant interviews to the press. Call it silence, foolishness. being evasive or even maturity; but it is how I have chosen to handle this. David has continued to have a healthy relationship with his mother and it has NEVER stopped. I am not the person who posts every single detail of his family’s private life on social media but today I will share with the ‘hateful people’ and kind hearted fans alike just two of the pictures of David and his mother taken here in Atlanta a few months ago on one of her numerous visits. Do I have to post every phone conversation, picture and visit for everyone to sleep at night? LOL.Please, let us raise our son in peace. I am praying for God to give the ‘bitter people’, ‘jobless people’ and ‘sad-u-sees’ something more meaningful to do with their time, rather than fabricate stories that are non existent for their personal, momentary and monetary satisfaction, totally oblivious of the fact that they are tarnishing the character and name that some of us have spent time to build.I will leave you with this thought; a person who has been down and out before does not preach or scream condemnation. He/she screams mercy and grace. I have been down and I know how it feels to be there, so all I can do is pray for grace over your life. If you are down and you still don’t have a heart of mercy and grace…I leave you in God’s hands."
Daniel shared photos of Doris and David on outings together while she had visited in Atlanta, and so far, the actress is yet to share any information contrary to the laid down facts.
Daniel has since been linked with Stella Damasus, who has also come under fire following the dicey situation with David and Doris.
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