Michelle Ntalami: I’ve not denied anything about my relationship with Fena Gitu
Marini Naturals CEO Michelle Ntalami now says she has not denied anything about her relationship with singer Fena Gitu.
In an angry post on social media Ntalami insisted that she and Fena are just good friends and that does not translate to denial of anything.
She says people should stop jumping into conclusions whenever she is seen spending time with someone.
“I’d like to set the record straight once and for all, on a false narrative that I ‘deny’ my partners, ‘private but not a secret’ is my policy. If I’m comfortable to speak on my dating life, I’ll answer with the truth; yes, no, or the much I can share. (eg good friends for now, etc). If not comfortable, I’ll reserve my right to answer. Anything in between or beyond that is no one’s business. That’s exactly how I answered this interview (swipe); with The Truth,” Michelle Ntalami said.
“To see some blogs misquote me and use the word ’deny’ for clicks & controversy is wrong. Where is the denial? Why ask questions if you already know the answers? Let’s report stories truthfully. Secondly, I have several male & masc-women friends. I request people to stop assuming we’re dating or there’s more to it, each time I’m seen with them or if we share moments online. Then when I clarify with the truth, it’s termed as a ‘denial.’ Stop. Until I confirm my relationships, drop the speculations,” she said.
While dating her ex Chris Makena she reveals that she and Makena agreed that they would deny the relationship whenever they were asked by the media, but she now realises that it was a mistake.
“I’ve learnt from past mistakes with regards to this. I was once in a relationship where due to its nature and a lot of mistrust within it, I didn’t feel confident to publicly confirm it. I also felt pressured to have to say what we were to the media. We mutually agreed that if they ask, we’ll ‘deny.’ Something we both did in interviews, not just myself. Looking back, this is something I’d have done different. Other issues aside at the time, I take accountability for my part in this. Since then, I resolved to do things differently,” she said.
She concluded by telling her fans that she owes them no explanations when it comes to her dating life.
“Finally, I may love privately, but I love loudly. It’s who I am. However, I don’t owe anyone any explanations on my personal life. What I do owe myself though, is a life of truth. As anyone can attest, I Iive my life authentically & unapologetically. That said, I also value my peace and privacy. When the time comes and I’m 100% sure of my person, rest assured it will be no secret,” Ntalami said.
“Let people be. Let the past rest without bringing it up each time I’m seen to be happy and going about my life. And let’s give each other the space and grace to become the best version of ourselves, once we know better and do better,” she said.