I learnt of my husband’s marriage to Esther Arunga through TV - Quincy Timberlake’s wife

It was not easy and I sank into real depression…Rose Mueni.

“I am so much in love with Quincy and that’s why have officially married him, ” Esther told the press during a briefing at Joseph Hellon’s house in Runda.

The announcement was not only news to Kenyans but also to Hellon’s wife of 10 years who learnt that her husband was now married to another woman through television.

Rose Mueni had been married to Quincy for 10 years and had 3 sons together; Trevor, Quincy and Cassidy.

“It was not easy and I sank into real depression…I was devastated I was broken and I didn’t know what to do. Not even my mother could have comforted me and that is when I became closer to God. My children were devastated, they couldn’t come to terms with their father’s actions and leaving. My children would ask me ‘Mum what did you to daddy and you are not saying and maybe you are just lying you know?’ I sank into depression lost my self-esteem as a woman. I started thinking maybe I am not beautiful enough for this man, maybe I have not been cooking well. I blamed myself and that thing tore me apart. My self-esteem sank down. I would go to posts on social media and see what people are saying about the other girl (Arunga) and I would just justify it by saying ’Okay I am not pretty enough for this man,”  Rose said on Vuka 360 after learning of the news.

Thankfully despite the devastating blow she was dealt with, Rose has overcome it. “I started going for counselling and going to church.”

As her parting shot, Rose urged people not to be quick to judge another’s situation when they don’t have the whole story.

“It’s always good that when you hear someone’s story, don’t be so quick to judge because I was judged harshly. Even when they (Esther & Quincy) went to Australia and their kid died, it was said that because that lady (Rose Mueni) is a Kamba she went and did stuff and that is why the child has died. Don’t judge, get to know the root of someone’s story before you talk. And when you hear a story like that, embrace these people because these people are hurting, they need a shoulder to lean on and they just want people to raise them to stand on their feet,” Rose advised.

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