Dating in the public limelight can be daunting, given the silent rigours that go into looking perfect for the public.
And when the romantic boat hit a berg and capsizes, the scrutiny and jest that often follow can weigh down on even the most barricaded of souls.
Suffice to say, it is never easy to see your partner move on before not only your very eyes but goes further to feed the public glare
Could it be the case with venerated local actress Brenda Wairimu who had dated rapper Juliani for eight years and with whom she shares a daughter?
Wairimu caused a stir on Twitter after she shared a quote by author Henry Charles Bukowski as her ex and his new catch trended online.
Juliani is currently embroiled in a high voltage tryst with Lillian Nganga, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua’s ex-wife. The duo trended online over the weekend after activist Boniface Mwangi posted photos of the two and captioned them:
“I’m here to offend those men who behave like their partners are personal assets. Assets are dead things, they have no feelings or emotions. Partners have flesh and blood, they can move on and you can do nothing about it. Money doesn’t make a man, manners do.Pesa bila tabia ni sumu.”
Brenda in the midst of the brouhaha quipped: “Are you becoming what you’ve always hated?” accompanied by three water drops.
The droplet emoji signifies a state of unease or discomfort. It can mean ‘I am confused and have no idea what this is all about!’ or ‘I’m sweating and exhausted!’
She has since deleted the post.
Juliani and Lillian have had to explain that the photos of them out on a date are in no way meant to make anyone feel bad.
In August, she also opened a pandora box with yet another tweet that was quickly deleted
“Eating debonair alone in an Airbnb and I remembered the time I found out I was being cheated on because we ordered Pizza and debonair sent it over to her house instead and she called to tell us…Please don’t let me date ever again”
Juliani reacted with; “When telling our stories hakuna mtu ujipresent kama villain” prompting Netizens to link it to a story Brenda Wairimu has shared earlier.
The Utawala hitmaker quickly squashed the talks claiming,
“Nime notice wase wana try ku connect my tweet na hio ya B! Mtangoja sana kuona niki fight mother mtoi wangu kwa hizi app”.
Juliani has always been Brenda Wairimu’s defender, despite them going separate ways a few years ago.
On January 14, 2021, Juliani shut down a fan who tried to attack his Baby Mama, with claims that she affected his music career.
The tweep had confessed to being a Juliani diehard fan; adding that “Juliani was dope before kupatana na brenda wairimu”.
However, in a quick rejoinder, he asked the tweep to refrain from mentioning Brenda, adding that she has never done anything wrong (in relation to his career).
He went on to say that she (Brenda Wairimu) gave him the best gift ever-a a beautiful baby girl.
The two have a five-year-old daughter, Amor Njeri, whom they are co-parenting.
“She is the mother of my child and I can’t take that away from her. She has been really helpful in ensuring that I spend time with my daughter as I try my level best to provide. I may not be together with her in a relationship or romantically but as the mother of my child I respect her so much. Besides, she is also a good person” Juliani said.
Following their breakup, Juliani says he chose to remain single and the situation remains unchanged.
As for Brenda, she has been linked to fellow actor Ephy Saint with whom they play boyfriend and girlfriend on the TV drama series Monica.
Word has it that they have brought to real-life their screen chemistry.
However, a few months ago, Brenda denied dating Saint but confirmed that she is in a relationship with someone else.