Kanye West's pastor believes in his marriage
KANYE West and Kim Kardashian West's wedding pastor believes in their marriage.
Rich Wilkerson Jr., who officiated the couple's lavish wedding in Florence, Italy last May, has no doubt they will spend the rest of their lives together.
Speaking about their wedding, he told PEOPLE.com: "I got to give my message. They wanted a Christian wedding, and wanted me to talk about Jesus. It wasn't a message of hate and judgment; it was a message of hope and love. Kim and Kanye have both told me that they're followers of Jesus; we're on the journey together as friends. I believe in them, and I believe in their marriage."
The 30-year-old pastor, who is set to star in his own new reality TV series, 'The Wilkersons,' with his wife Dawn on the Oxygen network, admits his friendship with Kim, 33, and Kanye has completely changed his life.
He said: "I never expected that anyone would care who performed the ceremony. Celebrities get married all the time and no one knows who their pastor is. I didn't tell anyone I was doing the wedding; I just went to Italy and did it. And then everything started moving really fast."
Rick became friends with the 'New Slaves' rapper, 37, after being introduced by a mutual friend in Miami two years ago, but admits he doesn't always agree with the outspoken star's infamous rants.
He said: "I don't have to agree with everything that someone does to love them.
"I tell the truth if I'm asked, and we may disagree, but we're still friends. Kanye knows what my standards are. There's a respect there.