The Australian wife of disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz was beaming as she celebrated Thanksgiving with her family in Los Angeles.
Laura Lentz and her husband were dumped from the megachurch’s New York City branch earlier this month after Mr Lentz admitted to an affair.
The couple, who are parents to Charlie, 16, Ava, 14, and Roman, 11, are said to be undergoing intense therapy after their marriage was thrown into the spotlight.
The family-of-five have now relocated to California, where they appeared to enjoy Thanksgiving celebrations.
On Thursday, Ava shared a picture to her Instagram story of Ms Lentz smiling for the camera.
‘Happy Thanksgiving!!’ she wrote.
Ms Lentz was dressed in a white jumper which displayed an image of TV character Rachel Green from hit comedy, Friends.
Laura Lentz (pictured above) poses for a photo where she is wearing a jumper displaying Rachel’s Thanksgiving Trifle from the hit show Friends
Lentz has been married to his Australian-born wife, Laura, for 17 years. The couple – who are pictured together in a recent social media snap – have now both been booted from Hillsong, which is now conducting an investigation into its own culture
Earlier this month, New York-based designer Ranin Karim, 34, shared sordid details of the affair after Mr Lentz was fired from Hillsong for ‘moral failures.’
Ms Karim said if she had the chance to undo everything she would, and that she would tell Ms Lentz: ‘I’m sorry, life is complicated and s*** happened but I never intended to hurt you.’
She said their five-month-long affair included tequila sessions, Facetiming and love poetry texts.
‘He (Mr Lentz) would come to my apartment three times a week with Tequila in his backpack so people wouldn’t see him with it in the street,’ the designer told The Daily Telegraph.
‘He said the sex we had was the best he’s ever had in his life and he couldn’t stop being with me.’
The Egyptian and Palestinian designer says the relationship began after a chance meeting in New York’s Domino Park.
Fashion designer Ranin Karim, 34, has shared details of the affair after Mr Lentz was fired from Hillsong for ‘moral failures’ in early November
Ms Karim says she ‘spoke briefly’ with Mr Lentz after he was fired from Hillsong
The 34-year-old claimed Mr Lentz would ‘brag about his BMW’ and talk about his friendship with pop star Justin Bieber.
Mr Lentz had baptised Bieber at the church and also brushed shoulders with other celebrities including Drake, Vanessa Hudgens and various NBA stars.
When Ms Karim found out Mr Lentz was married, she claims she told him to end their fling.
She believes Mr Lentz was looking for a way out of his ‘boring’ marriage.
Ms Lentz uncovered the affair because her husband had synced his iPhone messages to his iCloud.
She discovered messages from Ms Karim to him on his work computer while in the Hillsong offices, surrounded by co-workers.
Carl and Laura Lentz have been married since 2003 and shared three children together. Laura has not commented publicly on her husband’s infidelity
Hillsong recently appointed a New York City legal firm to conduct an ‘in-depth review’ into its culture after a ‘number of people came forward’ with concerns, following the revelation of Mr Lentz’s infidelities.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, the church said: ‘Since last week’s announcement of a leadership change at Hillsong East Coast, we have heard from a number of people about their experiences and concerns.
‘It is important that we establish the truth and then do everything we can to ensure our church is both a safe place and one that seeks to glorify God in all that we say and do.
‘For this reason we have decided to appoint a New York based legal firm that is not associated or affiliated with Hillsong to conduct an in-depth review and investigation into all concerns and any wider cultural issues.
‘We are taking this extremely seriously and on the basis of this report, we will be better positioned to take whatever actions are deemed necessary to right the wrongs and see Hillsong East Coast move forward in a way that enables many more people to find hope in Jesus.’
Hillsong is registered as a company in Australia, where it began. According to the most recent Australian annual report, the church took in $95.9million AUD in revenue, around $70million USD, and spent $21million AUD ($15m USD), including $6m AUD ($4m USD) in staff salaries.
Carl and Laura Lentz have both been booted from the Hillsong church. They are believed to be working on their marriage
Carl and Laura are pictured on their wedding day in 2003. They subsequently moved to New York City and set up the Big Apple Hillsong branch, which is largely being credited for drawing in its famous worshippers