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Fired Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz escorts wife Laura to tanning session in Los Angeles


Disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz escorted his wife Laura to a late-night tanning session in Los Angeles on Friday, exclusive pictures by DailyMail.com show.   

The 42-year-old cleric, who was fired as the head of the celebrity-favorite megachurch’s New York City branch earlier this month after admitting to an affair, kept a low profile with a black hoodie as he dropped Laura off at the spa. 

Australia-born Laura, 40, appeared tired with bags under her eyes when she arrived for the appointment dressed in a loose light-pink tracksuit. She wore several gold rings on her fingers – but her wedding ring was notably missing.   

Lentz stayed in the parking lot as his wife of 17 years and the mother of his three children stepped into a tanning booth. He wore a tense expression as he talked on the phone before Laura emerged and the pair headed home.  

The couple are said to be undergoing intense therapy after their marriage was thrown into the spotlight a few weeks ago when Lentz announced he had been unfaithful. 

It later emerged that Lentz, who was close friends with Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey, was having an affair with Brooklyn designer Ranin Karim, 34, who spilled details of their drunken nights together and how he told her that she was the best sex he’d ever had. 

Lentz sold his family’s home in Montclair, New Jersey, right before the scandal broke and has since been hunkering down at a $4.5million hideaway in Manhattan Beach. On Friday DailyMail.com revealed that Lentz signed a one-year, $16,000-per-month lease for the impressive pad.  

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Disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz escorted his wife Laura to a late-night tanning session in Los Angeles on Friday, exclusive pictures by DailyMail.com show

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Lentz, who was fired as the head of the celebrity-favorite megachurch’s New York City branch earlier this month after admitting to an affair, kept a low profile with a black hoodie as he dropped Laura off at the spa

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Laura, 40, appeared tired with bags under her eyes when she arrived for the appointment dressed in a loose pink tracksuit

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Laura wore several gold rings but her wedding ring was curiously missing from her left hand when she entered the spa

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Lentz stayed in the parking lot and talked on the phone as his wife of 17 years stepped into a tanning booth. The 42-year-old wore a tense expression and used hand gestures as he explained something to someone on the other end of the call 

Lentz and his wife left their children – 16-year-old Charlie, 14-year-old Ava and 11-year-old Roman – at home when they stepped out for the tanning appointment on Friday night. 

Laura paired her matching slouchy sweatpants and sweatshirt with a black mask, gray designer cross-body purse and white sneakers as she went in for her tan. 

Lentz also kept things casual, donning a graphic hoodie, gray shorts, white workout leggings and sneakers. 

He paced around the parking lot with his phone glued to his ear while waiting for his wife. 

Laura emerged from the salon a few minutes later with her hair tied up in a bun and a subtle glow worthy of the California beaches they now call home. 

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Lentz and his wife left their children – 16-year-old Charlie, 14-year-old Ava and 11-year-old Roman – at home when they stepped out for the tanning appointment on Friday night

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 Lentz kept his outfit casual, donning a graphic hoodie, gray shorts, white workout leggings and sneakers

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Laura is seen checking in for her tanning appointment in a low-key rose-colored sweat set and black mask

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Laura looks out the window at the parking lot after finishing up in a tanning booth 

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Laura cracked a smile as she emerged from the salon – still not wearing her wedding ring 

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Laura’s mask fell below her mouth after she left the salon and checked her phone – revealing a terse expression

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Lentz jumped in the passenger seat of a black Range Rover when he and his wife were ready to head home 

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An unidentified man chauffeured the couple in a black Range Rover 

Sources told DailyMail.com that the Lentz family moved into their lavish Manhattan Beach rental last week.  

The 4,500sqft property sits on a .14-acre lot and comes complete with five ensuite bedrooms – one of which is the ‘owner’s suite’ that has a studio-sized closet.

As well as the huge closet, the suite has its own sitting room, a balcony with Pacific views and a his and hers bathroom with a two-person shower and ‘an elegant soaking tub’.

The home also boasts a huge kitchen with a marble island and copper fittings and an indoor-outdoor dining area that looks out over the yard.

Lentz is thought to be funding the new rental from the sale of his home in New Jersey, which was sold for $1.5million 10 days before news of his exit from Hillsong was revealed.

Manhattan Beach is a small city on the southern edge of Los Angeles and one of its most exclusive zip codes where a typical home costs $2.5million.

As a result, Lentz has some famous new neighbors, among them tennis star Maria Sharapova, soccer player Mia Hamm and most of the LA Kings roster.

The priapic priest also has friends in the area in the shape of fellow pastors Chad Veach and Judah Smith, who live eight miles away in Ladera Heights and Playa Del Rey respectively. 

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Lentz is seen riding an electric bike with his youngest son Roman on Thursday in exclusive photos by DailyMail.com 

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On Friday DailyMail.com revealed that the Lentz family has been hunkering down at a $4.5million hideaway in Manhattan Beach (pictured) after the pastor sold their home in New Jersey

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The 4,500sqft property sits on a .14-acre lot and comes complete with five ensuite bedrooms – one of which is the ‘owner’s suite’ that has a studio-sized closet

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As well as the huge closet, the suite has its own sitting room, a balcony with Pacific views and a his and hers bathroom with a two-person shower and ‘an elegant soaking tub’

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The home also boasts a huge kitchen with a marble island and copper fittings and an indoor-outdoor dining area that looks out over the yard

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Manhattan Beach is a small city on the southern edge of Los Angeles and one of its most exclusive zip codes where a typical home costs $2.5 million

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As a result, Lentz has some famous new neighbors, among them tennis star Maria Sharapova, soccer player Mia Hamm and most of the LA Kings roster

Lentz and his family have been pictured getting to know their new home this week and were spotted enjoying dinner at a restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach on Sunday night.

On Monday, a shirtless Lentz was seen meditating on the sand, while the whole family have been seen exploring the neighborhood on their e-bikes – in Lentz’ case, a deluxe $1,600 RadRover 5.

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Lentz taking his three children out for lunch on Wednesday, with the quartet seen enjoying a meal at Homie’s – a hipster café known for its burritos.

He wore a long-sleeved shirt with the image of late LA rapper Nipsey Hussle screen printed on it. The musician was shot dead in March aged 33.  

Family outings aside, Lentz has been keeping a low profile and has not spoken publicly about cheating on his wife beyond a social media post made two days after he was fired.

In it, he admitted his affair with Karim and described his exit from Hillsong as ‘a hard ending to what has been the most amazing, impacting and special chapter of our lives’.

He also admitted to being ‘unfaithful’ to Laura and added: ‘When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences.

‘I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life, and held accountable for that.’

Laura, formerly a co-pastor at Hillsong, has not spoken publicly about her husband’s infidelity but was photographed having a tense conversation with Lentz in New York, two days after it was revealed he had been fired.

The two are in ‘intense counseling’ as they are working to rebuild their marriage, a source told Page Six. 

The friend added that Lentz ‘never had any plans to leave his marriage’ – even at the height of his affair with Karim. 

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The disgraced cleric, 42, was fired as the boss of the New York branch of celebrity-favorite megachurch Hillsong two weeks ago after being caught cheating on his wife Laura, 40

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Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Lentz taking his three children out for lunch on Wednesday, with the quartet seen enjoying a meal at Homie’s – a hipster café known for its burritos

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Lentz is thought to be funding the new rental from the sale of his home in Montclair, New Jersey (pictured), which was sold for $1.5 million 10 days before news of his exit from Hillsong was revealed

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 On Monday Lentz was spotted hitting up the beach and out with his wife and children in Los Angeles. He took a phone call while working out, which consisted of meditating , before unlocking his expensive e-bike and riding off

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 And it appears Lentz and Laura, who was also fired from Hillsong in the aftermath, are putting on an united front, as they took their children out for dinner in the city on Sunday night

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His mistress, New York-based designer Ranin Karim, 34, later revealed excruciating details of their five-month fling, telling how he said she was the best sex he ever had and declaring herself in love with him 

Although she joined the family for Sunday night’s dinner, she did not accompany her husband and children on their other trips around Manhattan Beach but was seen going for a solo cycle on Wednesday afternoon. 

The 40-year-old is understood to have been fired along with her husband, despite her long association with the church.

Sources told the Sun that her dismissal from her co-pastor role was ‘the cherry on top’ and left her ‘devastated’.

The source added: ‘If a married couple both work at the church and one of them is terminated, they both will be fired immediately.

‘That was their reasoning for having to also get rid of Laura for Carl’s mistakes.’

It has since been reported that Lentz’ fling with Karim isn’t the first time his ‘womanizing’ behavior has raised eyebrows.

According to Page Six, the churchman was dubbed a ‘womanizing manwhore’ and ‘celebrity obsessed’ by fellow guests at a post-Super Bowl party for J-Lo in Miami last year.

The source also accused Lentz and fellow pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr – of Miami-based Vous Church – of ‘running around like inappropriate superfans’ on the yacht where the bash was held.

The two pastors were also reportedly seen ‘partying their a**es off’ and ‘acting really weird’.

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Sources told DailyMail.com that the couple moved into the lavish pad late last week along with their three children: Charlie, 16, Ava, 14, and Roman 

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Family outings aside, Lentz has been keeping a low profile and has not spoken publicly about cheating on his wife beyond a social media post made two days after he was fired

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He wore a Nike long-sleeved shirt with the image of late LA rapper Nipsey Hussle screen printed on it. The musician was shot dead in March aged 33 

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Lentz and his family have been pictured getting to know their new home this week and were spotted enjoying dinner at a restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach on Sunday night 

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Although she joined the family for Sunday night’s dinner, Laura did not accompany her husband and children on their other trips around Manhattan Beach but was seen going for a solo cycle on Wednesday afternoon

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The 42-year-old religious man, who was close friends with Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin, confessed to the affair on social media, admitting he had not been faithful but that he and Australian-born Laura would be working on their marriage



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