According to Marini Naturals CEO Michelle Ntalami, she has not denied any aspect of her relationship with singer Fena Gitu.
In a recent social media post, Ntalami stated that she and Fena are simply good friends and that this should not be interpreted as a denial of any kind.
“I’d like to set the record straight once and for all, on a false narrative that I ‘deny’ my partners, ‘private but not a secret’ is my policy. If I’m comfortable to speak on my dating life, I’ll answer with the truth; yes, no, or the much I can share. (eg good friends for now, etc). If not comfortable, I’ll reserve my right to answer. Anything in between or beyond that is no one’s business. That’s exactly how I answered this interview (swipe); with The Truth,” Michelle Ntalami said.
Ntalami also emphasized that people should refrain from jumping to conclusions when she is seen spending time with someone.
“To see some blogs misquote me and use the word ’deny’ for clicks & controversy is wrong. Where is the denial? Why ask questions if you already know the answers? Let’s report stories truthfully. Secondly, I have several male & masc-women friends. I request people to stop assuming we’re dating or there’s more to it, each time I’m seen with them or if we share moments online. Then when I clarify with the truth, it’s termed as a ‘denial.’ Stop. Until I confirm my relationships, drop the speculations,” she said.
She also revealed that during her relationship with her ex Chris Makena, they had agreed to deny their relationship when asked by the media, but now realizes this was a mistake.
“I’ve learnt from past mistakes with regards to this. I was once in a relationship where due to its nature and a lot of mistrust within it, I didn’t feel confident to publicly confirm it. I also felt pressured to have to say what we were to the media. We mutually agreed that if they ask, we’ll ‘deny.’ Something we both did in interviews, not just myself. Looking back, this is something I’d have done different. Other issues aside at the time, I take accountability for my part in this. Since then, I resolved to do things differently,” she said.
Ntalami concluded by stating that she does not owe her fans any explanations regarding her dating life.
“Finally, I may love privately, but I love loudly. It’s who I am. However, I don’t owe anyone any explanations on my personal life. What I do owe myself though, is a life of truth. As anyone can attest, I Iive my life authentically & unapologetically. That said, I also value my peace and privacy. When the time comes and I’m 100% sure of my person, rest assured it will be no secret,” Ntalami said.
“Let people be. Let the past rest without bringing it up each time I’m seen to be happy and going about my life. And let’s give each other the space and grace to become the best version of ourselves, once we know better and do better,” she said.