For the first time in a loooooong time, Mary Irungu popularly known as Marya Prudence has opened up to Mpasho about her life.
In an exclusive interview, Marya said her family took her back home after she separated from her ex-husband Willis Raburu.
Marya is the firstborn of her three siblings.
"My dad took me in when I was going through some hard times last year and told me 'I just need you to exist and whatever you need I am here to give it to you.'," she said.
Marya was going through the divorce process and was healing from the loss of her daughter, Adana.
"By that time all I needed was therapy and just taking care of my mental health. He took care of me and my mum made sure I ate and slept. She would cook everything for me and told me to stay with them."
Marya said that her family is close-knit and as the firstborn, most times, her parents and siblings seek out her counsel when they want to make various decisions.
She also explained that her parents are also not so strict as to stop their children from having fun in life.
"Like for example, my dad bought me the first alcoholic drink. He introduced me to that. He was like, 'When you are out with your friends, take this and avoid this or that drink or else you will end up with a headache and so on."
Marya described the type of relationship her family has.
"My brother and I look like our mum and our sister looks just like our dad. And my sister is literally identical to my dad. The way they think and even the way they do their things," she said.
"My mum and I are twins the way we look but also I am like my dad in so many ways including my profession."
Speaking about how open she was to her parents about relationships, Marya said her dad has never seen any of her exes.
"He just saw my ex [Willis Raburu] and it was when he was coming to ask for my hand in marriage," she said.
"I would discuss relationships with my mum. When I was in primary school, he sat me down and told me, 'Listen, I know you are beautiful and so if any man out there tells you that, tell them your mum and dad have told you that already.'," she noted.
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