Diana Marua: Why I love Bahati to the bone

Diana and Bahati
  • Bahati and Diana Marua tied the knot last weekend in invite-only private ceremony at Diana Marua’s parent’s compound
  • The two have been dating for two years

Pulse: Congratulations on your wedding. Just like any other girl getting a dream wedding, you must be over the moon…

Diana: Of course it is a very exciting thing to be in a good place like I am right now and we thank God. I think it is every girl’s dream to have a grand wedding and when the right time comes, we will have one where all our friends will join and celebrate us.

P: But wasn’t this it; I mean more than 80 people attended your wedding ceremony. Do you plan to have another one?

D: First of all, we feel so as we could not invite all our friends as this was largely a family affair. We only had our close associates and a small bridal team that comprised of very close friends.

P: Where was this held?

D: The ceremony was at my parent’s place in Komarock (Nairobi).

P: It was actually inside your parents’ compound as opposed to previous statements that it was held at a small hotel?

D: Now you are hearing it from the horse’s mouth.

P: Why did you guys treat it with all that secrecy now that it was entirely an invite-only private affair?

D: The truth is that we had nothing to hide. The fact, however, remains that this was a family affair and the setting was just that.

P: How big was the bridal team and which of your friends participated?

D: I had a few of my girlfriends, about five of them on my side and Bahati had the same number of guys among them Mr Seed and David Wonder. My best friend Winnie was on my side. Our pastors Patrick Mungai and Pastor Mwangi officiated the ceremony.

P: So it is no longer a rumour… Bahati and Diana are now officially married…

D: (Laughs) I feel excited about this new stage in my life and look forward to a good marriage blessed of God.

P: You were working together and at some point you were simply a video vixen in his project. At what point did you know he is Mr Right?

D: You get to know people through their characters. We connected in such a natural way and I could tell that this was leading to something but I wasn’t sure what it was till he popped the question. In short, I love Bahati to the bone (laughs).

P: How nice! Sounds like the two of you go real romantic and fun!

D: What many people don’t know is that Bahati is a fun person. He is also very humorous. He lights up every moment and through him, I have learned to get peace of mind.

P: Sound like this union has transformed your character a bit...

D: True. I used to worry about every little thing and that was putting so much pressure on me. When we got started, I would worry so much about every criticism thrown our way and that was so disturbing.

But Bahati gradually taught me how to trust in God and leave it all to Him. I can say that he has taken me through a spiritual journey that has also gotten me to understand that God has a way of directing His very own. Bahati has been helping me through the Christian journey and I am grateful life is moving towards the right direction.

 P: Talking of pressure, people questioned your age differences when you announced that you were engaged. Did that affect you?

D: Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. Back then, some people said things that were cruel but we are over that and it is none of our concern now.

I mean, we have been together for almost two years now having gone through the different faces of friendship, dating and now marriage. We always put it out there everything we want people to know. What they make of it is their choice.

P: Part of that has been the little talk about a pregnancy…

D: (Laughs!)…

P: You guys started it!

D: Like I have said, there has been a lot of rumours about that and many other things. Besides, babies are a blessing from God…

P: Are you saying that the pregnancy claim is just another rumour?

D: Since no one can hide a pregnancy, let’s wait and see.