Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi and his Italian girlfriend Chantal Grazioli have ended their love relationship.
Omondi broke the news about his breakup with his lover in a detailed social media post on Wednesday.
“I will miss you, I met you when you were only 19. I have known you for 4 and a half years. [I have] 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 the best life has to offer."
“I pray to God Almighty that He may keep you… May He lead you…May He watch over you…I want to let you know that I will always be here for you anytime, every time. As you fly away, my Love, may you glow, shine like the angel that you are."
“I will miss you. Every moment. Every single moment. You are the best thing that happened to me! Na kwa wale wadau wadaku, Chantal and I are okay. We were friends long before we were lovers and our friendship stays for life.
“And to those young men and women who prefer to take each others’ lives at the end of a relationship, let this be a lesson to you all. You do not own a person and it doesn’t always work out. Anyway, guys have yourselves a blessed day and remember to wish Chantal a happy birthday this coming Friday.”
Speaking to a local entertainment news outlet after the post, the humorist said Ms. Chantal requested to return to Italy to begin her life anew.
They, therefore, agreed to mutually terminate their relationship, Omondi said.
“What Kenyans did not know is that Chantal has never been Kenyan; she is Italian. Whenever she jetted into Kenya, she always came to visit me. With her tourist visa, she cannot work in the country.
"And, she recently asked me if I can allow her to permanently stay in Italy and get formal employment there. And because I had seen her stay in my house doing nothing meaningful, I saw it wise to grant her her request. Given we would stay far apart from each other over an unknown period, we reached a mutual agreement to end the relationship,” Eric Omondi told Edaily on phone.
“However, it doesn’t mean that our paths will never cross. There is a possibility, maybe a high one, that we will get back together someday,” he added.
This comes hours after Omondi revealed he was planning to marry Chantal in a wedding ceremony that would cost Sh80 million.