The world of celebrity coupling has always been a precarious place, and while there have been a number of iconic celebrity couples that have stood the test of time (looking at Bahati and Diana, Nameless and Wahu, Dj Mo and Size 8 among others), there are a number that burned hot and flamed out of the once hot and rosy love life that they also paraded on social media for all sundry as GEORGE D. MWENDWA writes.
Diamond Platnumz & Tanasha Donna
Diamond Platnumz and NRG Radio’s former radio presenter Tanasha have been hitting the headlines constantly with rumor rife that they have broken upending 2 years of a romantic love ride that had fans supporting and hating in equal measure.
Diamond had just released his hit video Jeje which featured a video vixen who’s now believed to be the cause of the break-up.
Such news is not new with Diamond Platnumz as 3 years ago he allegedly cheated on Zari Hassan with Hamisa Mobetto after the latter featured in Salome video. Thistime round, Diamond was impressed by the video vixen during the Jeje video shoot in Zanzibar.
The two are believed to have enjoyed some love birds moment on the Island after concluding the video shoot.
Tanasha later penned a very emotional break up message on social media addressing her lover as “My Diamond” poking holes on a relationship that lasted just a few years reminiscing how she had to drop her radio job to relocate to Tanzania and start a family with the Tanzanian singer.
They had just released a song together dubbed Gere which is still trending with well over 5Million views on YouTube. Here they both address those hating in their relationship.
Diamond wisely escaped responding to this break up on Wednesday during his press conference where he was unveiled as the brand ambassador for Coral Paints.
Maureen Waititu & Frankie Justgymit
TV host and social media influencer Maureen Waititu and Frankie Justgymit had an all rosy open love affair that became a dream to many on social media citing them as relationship goals but which later ended sour. They had two children that they explained that their being together would pose upbringing difficulties to them and so for their sake they had to go separate ways.
Maureen would later disclose that they parted ways long before going public with news if their break up.
The mother of two mentioned that the events leading to the breakup with Frankie tainted her self-esteem, as well as her happiness pushing her to a dark moment.
“It is to be expected because we put our lives out there and our online ‘in-laws’ who were also invested in the relationship were and are still curious to know what happened. I’m still dealing with it. It takes time to come to terms with a breakup because of the physical and emotional toll. t feels almost like grief because I feel like I’ve lost someone who ideally I wanted to grow old with. It took me to a really dark place and it’s definitely not the way I envisioned things,” she said in an interview.
Frankie too took to social media to clear the air on their separation insisting that their main focus was their 2 kids.
“The point of this is to let you know that people might say something to be funny or relevant on Twitter and Instagram but someone’s day to day life is being affected. We are not in a good place yet. I have known Maureen for 6 years and loved her every one of those years. That kind of love doesn’t fade. Sometimes things just don’t happen the way you expect them to. Our main focus is the kids and creating a health environment for them. Extend us the courtesy,” wrote Frankie.
Natalie Tewa & Rnaze
Natalie Tewa and Moses Rnaze Mukiibi called it quits on allegations that Natalie had cheated on Rnaze. Fans were besotted with the couple who they fondly called ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ after America’s first outlaw media stars and had amassed followers to their social media accounts and each wanted to get a taste of their private life.
Their dramatic break up which went viral on the internet not only broke the hearts of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ fans but also resulted in Natalie losing her content on her YouTube channel which she accused Rnaze of deleting.
“I have never posted my private life on social media, but let me say this only once to set the record straight for those who were invested. She cheated. I ended it. Came back from Uganda to a terrible surprise. I was only gone for 4 days. That’s the truth. My heart goes out to all the #BonnieandClyde fans who were invested. I am truly sorry. But life goes on sometimes you swing and miss,” wrote Rnaze.
Natalie too didn’t mince her words in reaction to the break up accusing him of taking advantage of him and being violent.
“I was basically physically abused yesterday. If anyone saw what happened please speak out. Men should not ever get that far no matter what. If you know Rnaze you know he’s the brokest guy I have been with, always prancing around creating a façade. He’s selfish and always riding on my wave to be famous. If you know you know,” she posted.
Rnaze would later take up photography and Natalie went back to solo content creation with Rnaze attributing Natalie Tewa’s career success to his efforts.
Vera Sidika & Jimmy Chansa
Vera Sidika and her Tanzanian boyfriend Jimmy Chansa could have broken up way before she came out clean with the confirmation that they really did with rumour Mills going on an overdrive that he had dumped Jimmy for a new lover.
Unlike when she parted ways with RnB Kenyan star Otile Brown, Vera had chosen to remain mum about her break up with the Tanzanian doctor.
However in her recent social media posts, Vera has revealed that she parted ways with Chansa because of his childish behaviour with word on social media pointing fingers at Dr Jimmy Chansa as having cheated on Queen Vee before she decided to call things off.
Vera went ahead to hint that she had enough of how the Doctor was treating her during their relationship which came shortly after their rough break up with Otile Brown where both took to social media to clear the air.
Vera also hinted that there may be a new man in the picture through a series of posts from the airport lounge revealing that she had company.
“Y’all definitely zoomed to peep the destination and be thinking, she lies about going back home. He said I’m gonna miss my house a little while,” She posted.