Who is Kayce Smith and did the podcaster have an affair with Pastor Carl Lentz?

BARSTOOL Sports podcaster Kayce Smith is one of the women alleged to have had an affair with Pastor Carl Lentz.

One of his other supposed mistresses, a designer named Ranin, exclusively revealed to The Sun earlier this month that she had been sleeping with Lentz for over five months.

Who is Kayce Smith?

Kayce Smith is one of Pastor Carl Lentz's alleged mistresses.

Smith is a Barstool Sports podcaster and a multimedia personality.

In 2014-2015, Smith worked as a freelance reporter for ESPN and appeared on SEC Network, ESPN and ESPNU live events.

Previously, she worked for Fox Sports South where she was the sideline reporter for the NBA covering The Atlanta Hawks.

According to her LinkedIn page, she frequently appears on local, regional, and national shows such as SiriusXM College Sports Nation and Fox Sports Outkick The Show.

She boasts nearly 400,000 Instagram followers.

Did she have an affair with Pastor Carl Lentz?

Reddit users have speculated that Lentz may have had an affair with Smith after noting that Smith has been a long-time fan of his,

“It's gotta be Kayce, right? Isn't she a member of his church?” one Reddit user quipped, to which another responded, “She liked his post about it which seems odd to me. Also if you are trying to fix thing [sic] in your marriage I would think you would unfollow her which he hasn’t.”

According to gossip Instagram blog Deux Moi, a post alleged that the woman Lentz had been getting together with was a "popular New York-based podcaster who’s written stories about Lentz."

Smith is no longer following Lentz on Instagram, but Lentz is still following Smith.

Smith immediately set her Instagram profile to private once rumors of her and Lentz's affair hit the web.

Back in May, Smith published a blog post in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement detailing her relationship with her Lentz and hissupport for BLM.

“I know I catch a lot of s*** about my connection to Hillsong and relationship with my pastor and friend Carl Lentz. While it means everything to me, I don't expect people to always understand it,” she wrote. 

“And I'm not trying to ‘preach’ or ‘convert’ with this blog. Not at all. Just like politics, relationship/faith is something we don't really do here at Barstool often,” she added.

Lentz has worked with Barstool sports previously and appeared in a podcast episode in 2017.

Smith has not made any comment on social media about the rumors.

Who else has Lentz allegedly had an affair with?

Ranin, a New York City based designer, exclusive claimed to The Sun that she and Lentz had a months-long affair.

She said she dated the married church leader for over five months before their recent emotional breakup.

Ranin, who didn't wish to provide her last name, revealed to The Sun she wanted to tell her story so Carl’s followers know “there was another person on the other side of his statement that got hurt.”

She said his Instagram post about his firing was “offensive,” and made it seem like they “just had a fling."

The stunning brunette said: “I wasn’t there for just sex, we both found comfort and a deep, special connection with each other. I am very hurt because we both feel the same way about each other. 

“He loves me and I love him. It was a love relationship that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t just a fling or just a sexual relationship."

She explained that the pair met in May at Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, when he approached her to flirt and make small talk. 

“I have no knowledge of the Christian world, I’m Muslim,” she said, insisting she initially had no idea that Carl was a famous celebrity pastor.

“He told me the most beautiful women come from the Middle East and we kept talking from there. We walked and talked more for a little bit and exchanged numbers. 

“He told me his name was Carl but that’s it, he wouldn’t tell me his last name. And he told me that his job was as a sports agent,” Ranin claimed of his alleged secrecy regarding his occupation.

The New Yorker continued that he didn't tell her he was married at first, but eventually admitted he had been married for 17 years and has three children.

“He said he had absolutely never strayed outside of his marriage before and was feeling guilty. 

“But he told me that when he met me, God told him to tell me that I need to know my worth and there’s something special about me… whatever whatever,” she said of his reasoning. 

Their relationship took an explosive turn after she claimed Carl’s wife saw all of their messages – including "naughty photos" – which were connected to his work computer at the church office while several other co-workers were also present. 

Fellow Barstool Sports podcaster Alex Cooper, who hosts Call Her Daddy, is another woman rumored to have hooked up with Lentz.

The pair do not follow each other on Instagram and some Reddit users have denied Cooper's involvement with Lentz due to Smith's overt "obsession" with the celebrity pastor.

What did Pastor Carl say about his affair?

After it was reported that Lentz was fired from Hillsong for his "moral failures," the former church leader took to Instagram to comment on his discrepancies.

“I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said on Instagram.

“I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need.”

Though his wife and work found out about the relationship before the news broke, it was not revealed publicly that Carl was terminated until November 4.

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