Kenya’s youngest celebrity gospel couple of Bahati and Diana Marua have addressed recent reports of a rumored break up.
The lovebirds were rocked by the reports barely a year into their young marital bliss after it was said that Bahati had conducted a secret DNA test.
Addressing the rumors, Bahati and Diana said those are made-up stories that usually come with the business of being in the limelight.
“What I’ll say about that (the breakup rumours) is that the fact that we are out here living our lives in the public, we accept both negativity and positivity. Not everyone will love you, not everyone will like you, but we don’t really consider destructive criticism because some people will always want to bring you down. But both of us know what has brought us to where we are right now and what matters is the focus we are having right now for our family and for God and what is in our future and that’s about it, the rest are just opinions and we cannot really take them into consideration,” Mrs Bahati told Pulse Live.
Asked how they deal with the negative stories, Marua said: “We sit down and laugh about a particular story, laugh at people who are bringing false stories out there and we are like ‘why would anyone go out there to create a story?’ But at the end of the day we are like you know what babe, regardless of whether we are good or bad, people will always talk and like I said those are just opinions, what matters is what I believe, what he believes and that’s about it.”
On marriage life and parenting, Bahati said: “Marriage is fun, mtoto ndio anazingua sana. As you can see my eyes are red.”
Diana added that she is glad she picked Bahati for a husband.
“He is the driving force of the family and I really appreciate all he is doing for our family and for other people, he is not mean, he has a generous heart I thank God for him.”
They were speaking during Bahati’s Media Thanksgiving and Launch of their third EMB signee, Rebecca Soki.
“The Gospel industry is male-dominated and so I did some research to get a female signee and during my research, I came across one lady named Rebecca Soki. But I couldn’t reach her because this particular artiste was living in Kenya as a refugee and when you are a woman in a foreign country. it’s hard. She went through a few challenges here including getting poisoned and couldn’t sing for a year.
When I finally found her I learnt that she is in Congo, Goma and when I tried reaching her she told me she was in a war zone. We could talk one time and the next time she is mteja and she would say that the phone booster was bombed. I didn’t give up, I was passionate because this girl is a great singer,” Bahati said.