Unlike the proverbial fairytale romance story, there was no love at first sight for Kenyan actress Daisy Odeko Netia, famed for her role as Naliaka in comedy drama ‘Papa Shirandula’.

According to Daisy, sparks didn’t fly when she first met the man who would turn out to be her future husband, Justus Netia.

Speaking in a recent interview on TV, Daisy said she was dusty having gone on a work trip and didn’t expect to catch anyone’s attention.

“When I first saw him I did not feel anything because we were going on a work trip and I was very dusty that I did not think anyone would notice me,” said ‘Naliaka’.

However, Mr Netia had his eyes on the prize and even took photos of her, which he used to warm up to her. He finally shared the snaps with Daisy after one year.

“It was really hard to get her. Having her photos gave me a chance because she kept asking for them,” he said.

At some point, Netia gave up and even deleted her phone number, but things worked out in the end.

“She was beautiful and I wanted us to be friends but it was an uphill task winning her over,” Justus said.

Daisy added, “I took long before dating him because I wanted a relationship that would lead to marriage.”

Justus got a job in Nigeria but the two kept in touch, and as they say, the rest is history.

“I told her my intentions but she told me to go for the job as planned and promised me that we would talk later,” he said.

Daisy eventually said yes to him. They have been married for almost three years and were blessed with a son who is one and a half years old.