Judy Swaggart was the second wife of Donnie Swaggart, the son of the famous televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Their marriage lasted only three years, from 2003 to 2006, and ended in a divorce. Judy Swaggart has since disappeared from the public eye and little is known about her current whereabouts.
The Marriage of Donnie and Judy Swaggart
Donnie Swaggart met Judy Swaggart at the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries (JSM) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she had been attending for two years. According to some sources, it was love at first sight for Donnie, who was already divorced from his first wife Debbie, with whom he had two sons, Gabriel and Matthew.
Donnie and Judy married in 2003, in a private ceremony attended by close family and friends. Judy was a licensed professional counselor with a master’s degree and had inherited millions of dollars from her parents. She was also said to be a born-again Christian who displayed the power of the Holy Spirit.
Separation and Divorce
However, their marriage did not last long. In 2006, Donnie filed for a no-fault divorce from Judy, citing irreconcilable differences. Some rumors suggested that Judy was unfaithful to Donnie and was dating another man during their marriage. Others claimed that Judy was too independent and could not be controlled by Donnie’s mother, Frances Swaggart, who was the co-pastor of JSM and had a strong influence on the family.
The divorce was finalized in 2006, and Donnie remarried his first wife Debbie shortly after. Judy did not contest the divorce or seek any alimony from Donnie. She also did not write a book about her experience with the Swaggarts, as some speculated she would.
Current Whereabouts of Judy Swaggart
Since the divorce, Judy Swaggart has kept a low profile and avoided media attention. She is not active on social media platforms and does not appear on any public records. She reportedly stays part-time in Monroe, Louisiana, and Pangburn, Arkansas. She has not remarried or dated anyone publicly.
Judy Swaggart remains a mystery to many who followed the Swaggarts’ ministry and scandals. She has not spoken publicly about her marriage or divorce with Donnie or revealed any details about her personal life. She seems to have moved on from the past and chosen a quiet and private life.