Pastors John Gray and Aventer Gray of the Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, appeared Monday on an episode of the Emmy-winning talk show The Real to address infidelity rumors surrounding their marriage.

In January, the Grays released a video in which John said, "Nobody knew we were getting ready to get a divorce. … I started listening to the wrong voices and let some people get too close." Many viewers assumed that meant the pastor cheated on his wife and rumors of an illegitimate child also began to circulate.

Show co-host Adrienne Bailon asked John directly if he'd had an affair. He responded, "No, I didn't."

Aventer clapped for joy while her husband further explained the situation.

"Over a year ago, my wife and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage," John revealed. "And in that time, I began to converse with someone other than a counselor, other than a pastoral leader, which is where I should have taken my issues and challenges. [I] began to converse and was even in the presence of that person one time. But being in the presence of someone is not the same as sleeping with them."

He also quelled speculation of conceiving a child with the woman in question.

"There’s no baby, there’s none of that," the religious leader said. "So it’s important for me to take responsibility for the areas where I did come up short. … Sharing things about my marriage outside of my wife and outside of my counselors is an emotional affair. It was wrong. I take responsibility for that. But I will not take responsibility for that which I did not do.”

In conclusion, John said, "The genesis of this was over a year ago. We talked about this in May at our church. We’re moving forward, we’re believing God that this will be an opportunity for other people to heal.”

Watch the full segment below.