Celebrated Kenyan Comedian Eric Omondi has for the time opened up after breaking up with her long term girlfriend Chantal Grazioli.
The two called their relationship off in public on Wednesday taking it to their social media pages. Eric wrote;
I met you when you were 19. I have known you for four and a half years, shared and created some of the best moments in life with you. You changed my life completely,
As you move into your new phase in life with or without me, I want to wish you all the best my love. The paths that brought us together are now facing different directions and as you move on in your path, I wish you all the best life has to offer
This is what Eric had to say;
Question: For starters, we hope this is not another prank you are pulling on your many Instagram followers?
Eric: No. The post is not a stunt. It is just crazy how people are going on Instagram and commenting with some saying that “hii ni kipindi” (this is a prank) but it is real. We have called it a day.
Q: Why has this happy affair that seemed like it was headed to a happy union hit rock bottom?
E: I love Chantal and I know she loves me. She is 21 years and it is four and a half years since we knew each other. We have been trying to handle this matter carefully and I blame myself for the way things have turned. It was time to make this move anyway.
Q: Whom can you say is the loser in this break-up; you or her?
E: Clearly I am the loser as much as I feel bad for her. I am getting old. I am the one who would feel like we settled down. She has a whole life ahead of her and I can’t hold her back for my selfish gains.
Q: What is that one thing you will always remember her for?
E: Chantal is very mature and very understanding. She respects people, whether she knows them or not. In fact, I am ashamed to say this but Chantal is more mature than I.
Q: Do you have any regrets having gotten to a much publicised affair that ends and leaves you looking like you failed?
E: God knows about my insecurities. I realized that I love Chantal so much. I would think that if I let go she’d meet another man and that would hurt. But like I said, if I did that it would be for selfish gains.
Q: Her mother was very involved in this too…
E: She is in the picture and knows all about this as we discussed it with her. Remember that I met Chantal through her. She understands and both of them will be in Kenya in a few weeks so I hope we will meet and have a chat.
Q: What is the biggest lesson we learn from this?
E: When you feel like it’s time to let go, just let go. Don’t fight.