Media personality Betty Kyallo has in the past admitted to dating Muslim men. Dating someone from different religions can be challenging and so was it for the former K24 TV presenter.
In an interview with True Love in 2017, while talking about her relationship with a man she identified as ‘Hassan’, the mother of one said,
HE WAS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING, A SEPARATION, AND WE CONNECTED ON THAT LEVEL. WE TRIED TO HAVE SOMETHING AND IT GAVE ME COMFORT BECAUSE WE UNDERSTOOD WHERE WE WERE WITH EACH OTHER. HE WAS EASY TO TALK TO, HANG OUT AND HAVE FUN WITH. BUT AFTER A FEW MONTHS, I DECIDED THAT THIS WAS NOT WHAT I WANTED FOR MYSELF.
Talking about religion, she said,
WE HAD A CULTURE CLASH AND A RELIGIOUS CLASH. I ALSO WANTED TO BE A STRONG WOMAN; I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING FOR MYSELF AND MY DAUGHTER. I WANTED TO START A BUSINESS BECAUSE I AM YOUNG AND ENERGETIC. BUT HE WANTED SOMEONE WHO WAS CHILLED; THERE WAS CONVERSATION OF ME QUITTING MY CAREER AND JUST STAYING AT HOME. WE DID NOT SEE EYE TO EYE ON THIS.
They later parted ways and two years later Betty hooked up with a Somali man, a Muslim again.
‘IT WAS A PAINFUL DISCOVERY, AND I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HURT ONCE AGAIN, BUT I HAD TO WALK. I LEFT WITH WHAT WAS MINE AND GAVE HIM WHAT WAS HIS AND WE PARTED WAYS PEACEFULLY IN DECEMBER 2016,’ SHE EXPLAINED.
Betty Kyallo and the Somali guy were madly in love but they’re no longer together. In March this year using an example of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to talk about her their love affair, she wrote,
WHEN YOU CHASE YOUR HAPPINESS UNAPOLOGETICALLY! NO MATTER TRIBE, STATUS, RELIGION ETC… I LOVE THIS. POWER TO EVERYONE WHO IS AUTHENTIC AND SELF-PRESERVING. NO TO TOXIC SITUATIONSHIPS AND ENVIRONMENT. YOU LIVE ONCE. REMEMBER GOD IS LOVE.