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Inside Anita Nderu’s two year marriage and why it works

By Rajab Zawadi October 17th, 2023 2 min read

Former radio presenter turned content creator Anita Nderu, has shared insights into her two-year-old marriage, offering advice to those considering matrimony.

She believes that one shouldn’t be overly fixated on finding a perfect partner when seeking a life companion.

The eloquent mother of one emphasized that compatibility is more important than perfection in a relationship.

“The lovely person that you choose, it all has to align. You really have to want the same things and care about a lot of the same things. The person doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be somebody who is perfect for you,” Anita explained.

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Anita Nderu and Barrett Raftery tied the knot in September 2021 during an exquisite invite-only event in Nyeri.

Their relationship began when they were introduced by a mutual friend, and they dated for a year starting in 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to meeting Raftery, Nderu had openly discussed how she had lost hope in love. She revealed that the journey to love again began with the support of her close circle of friends.

Anita was healing from a breakup with her long-term boyfriend, Sunny, with whom she had been in a relationship for nearly a decade before their separation in 2019.

During this challenging phase, she found solace in her friends, leaning on them for understanding and companionship. It was through these connections that she crossed paths with Barrett Raftery.

“We were introduced by mutual friends. One of my best friends is married to one of Barrett’s best friends, and we were both going through breakups. As would be the case, you’re deeply complaining to your friends. Then there was this day when my friend was leaving the house, and she said, ‘I want to introduce you to someone.’ To be very honest, at that moment, I thought, ‘At this point, what do I have to lose? I had really lost hope in anything (love) Nairobi had to offer.’ Later on, I find myself in a WhatsApp group, and my friend has put us all there, saying, ‘Hey, you guys are unlucky in love, get to know each other, and just be friends,'” she recounted.

As the old cliché goes, the rest is history.

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