Aveion Cason is a former NFL running back who spent nine seasons playing in the pros. He shared on a previous episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass" that he grew up without his father in his life. Yet when Cason had a son of his own, he continued the cycle and was absent from his child's life.

Cason and his son, Aveion Jr. reconnected for the first time in nine years on "Oprah's Lifeclass," and Aveion Jr. was able to tell his father how he felt. "It felt horrible that you left me," he told Cason. "It made me feel like I was a mistake... I loved the person, but I never see him."

But what happened after the show ended? On a new episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass" with Bishop T.D. Jakes, the family -- Cason, Aveion Jr. and the boy's mother, Brandy -- give an update on their lives.

In the above clip, Cason says he felt a part of him was missing after the show. "I built up the courage to ask Brandy, 'Can he come live with me?'" Cason says. "And she said yes, and now he's here today."

The audience applauds the father and son in the video as Cason gives Aveion, Jr. a hug.

Brandy, who joins the conversation from Chicago via Skype, talks about how she felt letting her son go. "It was so hard," Brandy says. "It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life, I'm getting emotional now. I miss him so much, but I realized it was something he had to do because he wanted a relationship with his father."

"Let's give Brandy a round of applause," Oprah says, as she and the 15,000-member audience stand up and applaud. "I think that's actually ultimate love," she says.

Bishop Jakes also applauds Brandy, and says that many other women keep their children away from their fathers as a "switch" to punish the father.

"Every man who fathers a child is not like Aveion Sr.," Bishop Jakes says. "He cannot always be trusted, if he's a substance abuser or if he may abuse the child in some way -- then you are wise to add that layer of caution. Every man isn't like that. But what I am saying, is don't allow your personal bitterness to make you an unjust judge of whether it's safe for your child."

The conversation with Bishop Jakes continues on "Oprah's Lifeclass" airing on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.

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  • Dwayne Wade

    In March 2011, a Chicago court awarded NBA star Dwayne Wade <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/13/dwyane-wade-custody-battle_n_835101.html" target="_hplink">sole "care, custody and control" of his two sons</a>, following a bitter custody battle with ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade. At the time of the ruling, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/13/dwyane-wade-custody-battle_n_835101.html" target="_hplink">Miami Heat player told the <em>Associated Press</em></a> that "a huge weight is off my back." Wade added: "My life changed in a huge way. Mentally, I've been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it's bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids' lives sometimes. You fight until you can't fight any more. That's all I was trying to be, a father in his kids' lives."

  • Jesse James

    In June 2011, Jesse James was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/jesse-james-custody-battl_n_911073.html" target="_hplink">awarded sole custody of his then seven-year-old daughter Sunny</a>, bringing to a close an extended court battle with ex-wife Janine Lindemulder. The "Outlaw Garage" star <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/03/jesse-james-daughter-tattoo-name-his-wrist-spring-break" target="_hplink">recently tweeted a photo</a> of Sunny inking his wrist with her name.

  • Kevin Federline

    In July 2008, Britney Spears ended her custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, agreeing to give him <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,385582,00.html" target="_hplink">sole legal and physical custody of their two sons</a>, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Spears would continue to have visitation rights. Since then, the couple have reportedly <a href="http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/parenting/5-celebrity-custody-battles3.htm" target="_hplink">moved closer to shared custody</a>.

  • Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoe, lived with his ex-wife <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10716179" target="_hplink">Lisa Bonet until the age of 11</a>. After that, Kravitz reportedly <a href="http://globalgrind.com/entertainment/dwyane-wade-9-other-cool-celebrity-mr-moms-photos?page=5" target="_hplink">received primary custody</a> of Zoe, with Bonet <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10716179" target="_hplink">spending summers</a> with the teen. In September 2007, Kravitz <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/25/AR2007092501160.html" target="_hplink">told the <em>Washington Post</em></a> about his life with Zoe, who is now 23 and a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/celebrity-kids-10-rising-_n_1095460.html#s475518&title=Zoe_Kravitz" target="_hplink">burgeoning actress and model</a>. "Watching my daughter grow up is the highlight of everything," the rockstar said.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo announced the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/06/cristiano-ronaldo-baby-mother" target="_hplink">birth of a son, Cristiano Jr., in June 2010</a>. The identity of the boy's mother is unknown and the Real Madrid player said he had "<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/06/cristiano-ronaldo-baby-mother" target="_hplink">exclusive guardianship</a>" of the child. Last month, the soccer player raised eyebrows when he was photographed driving his Lamborghini with his <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2137270/Cristiano-Ronaldo-shocks-driving-son-lap--reunites-girlfriend-Irina-Shayk-rare-unity.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" target="_hplink">22-month-old son</a> sitting on his lap.