In 2014 as Mwende Macharia’s career was taking flight as a TV co-host for KTN’s and Radio Maisha’s ‘Tukuza’, blogs rang with damaging headlines that the bold beauty had been ‘used by dumped by the father of her son’, J Blessing.
Now the radio presenter has broken her silence and addressed the rumours without fear or favour 3 years later. Speaking to Parents Magazine Mwende revealed that her relationship with J Blessing was not the smash-and-dash situation the blogs painted it out to be, the two had been engaged, he had met her parents in Diani and were set to marry.
But they broke up over what Mwende described as ‘fundamental issues’ in their relationship. In an earlier interview with SDE Mwende had intimated that the two were going through a ‘rocky patch’ and took a break before continuing with an ‘undefined relationship’.
“I kept asking him to define the relationship but he wasn’t forthcoming. I later discovered that I was pregnant. All my life, I had not imagined myself as a single mother and so I called him immediately. He came to my house and told me he had moved on. I was very bitter. I threatened to abort, but he pleaded with me not to, promising to support the child.” She disclosed on SDE.
So after their split, the popular video director proved he had truly moved on with Chantelle after the two showed up at Groove Awards hand in hand.
A situation Mwende admits wasn’t easy to see as she had just welcomed her son Champion Blessing.
“It wasn’t easy seeing him with someone else. However, he was always there for us during the pregnancy and even pledged to look after Champion. He never said that he was not interested in co-parenting as has been alluded in the past.”
Despite the heartbreak Mwende endured after J Blessing skipped town, the two have put whatever issues that have had in the past behind them. This all came to light after Mwende hosted him on her show #Konnectinspirationalwednesday and even jokingly asked whether he was single so that she hooks him up. A clear sign that they had let bygones be bygones.
Mwende's mature conduct during the show and a photo with J Blessing really excited fans who expressed their desire to see the two back together. Here are just some reactions from hopeful fans:
nanciebwari: Hebu mrudiane mwendelee penye mliachia pliz
moseeee254: Duh!! Look couples pic imeweZa
sylvia_slyy: Haki si mrudiane tu please. Champ might be excited to see this photo
beckymsafi: U 2 were meant for each other
evancecysca: Mwende just forgive him mrudiane pls it will b amazing aki
lisperntinyariak: Mwende s murudiane ak.u look fgod mkiwa pamoja
kilylopz: Mmmmh ...I like bby daddy na mamake #Champ