Diana Marua and Bahati are one of the most scrutinised of celebrity couples that we have in Kenya. The couple has endured a tough February after a number of artists from Bahati’s EMB stable left.
Also, Bahati has been accused of conning a business partner who claims that he had partnered with the singer to start EMB.
But even before all the bad news started, the Bahati and Diana have had to deal with criticism concerning their relationship. The biggest issue that some have with it is that they believe that Diana being older than Bahati is terrible for the relationship.
The two have swatted away those concerns and Diana reiterated her stance once again on their show, Being Bahati. She said:
What do you mean if it bothers me Bahati is younger than me? It does not bother me, all that matters is that I love him, period.
One can empathise with the former model as she has been in the crosshairs of many who believe the union should not have happened. They believe it is wrong for a man to be younger than his wife.
While they may have a point depending on who you ask, there are examples of marriages between older women and younger men that may make those critics ponder.
Famous televangelist, Pius Muiru famously married his wife Lucy Muiru who is older than he is. The two have had a wonderful marriage with their son recently getting married in a flashy wedding that included a helicopter as the transport for the newlyweds!
Can the Bahati’s weather the storms that keep being thrown at them? Only time will tell.
In France, there is President Emmanuel Macron whose wife Brigette is 25 years older than him. US President Donald Trump is 23 years older than his wife Melania.