• They were not ready to publicize their relationship until they were forced to do it when 'snitches' exposed it online.
Betty Kyallo's boyfriend Nick Ndeda has opened up on their relationship being exposed on social media.
According to Nick, they were not ready to publicize their relationship until they were forced to do it when 'snitches' exposed it online.
"We were definitely coerced, we had agreed we never wanted to go public. We would be seen here and there.. which is fine, like any other couple you would do things together, go out...shopping...lunch...dinner, but we never wanted to come out and say we are an item, it was never our intention," Nick said in an interview.
However, their wishes changed after they were exposed through blogger Edgar Obare's 'tea platform'.
"When that happened...we didn't change how we interacted, once the spotlight starts shining on you it never stops. It did not stop for a long time...every time we do everything all eyes will be there."
Nick says that they only headlined the showbiz scenes for a few weeks, then they became old news.
"I think Kenyans just get bored, something happens they forget. At some point we got the normalcy back," he said.
The advocate says they were the center of attention because Betty Kyallo is a celebrity.
Such things, he said, deny celebrity relationships enough time to grow and develop a strong foundation.
"Relationships take time to grow to a point where you are OK with the public, but Kenyans don't allow relationships to evolve through normal stages of the relationship. It may work or not...so you need privacy to navigate preliminary stages."