How I fell in love with Dennis Okari, Betty Kyallo recalls

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 21 Jul, 2022 12:30 | 3 mins read
Betty Kyallo
Media personalities Dennis Okari and Betty Kyallo during their wedding PHOTO/Courtesy

Media personality and businesswoman Betty Kyallo has recalled her first interaction with her ex-husband, Dennis Okari.

The two met while working at KTN where Betty had just joined and was trying to making a name for herself in the media industry.

Betty Kyallo first interaction with Dennis Okari

According to the mother of one, she first interacted with Okari while learning how to anchor news.

She said she always wanted to read news but she did not know how to use an auto cue but Okari chipped in and helped her with it.

Betty admitted that her baby daddy contributed a lot in her anchoring career and hence their relationship.

“I could not read the auto cue so Dennis Okari, my ex was the one who actually helped me read the auto cue. I think that is how we fell in love. I used to go to the studio and practice so many times and everyone was like Betty you have it

“He coached me well. He was the one who actually taught me to do it. I have a lot of gratitude towards Dennis for helping me when I was starting out my anchoring career. But I gave him a daughter,” she said.

Betty Kyallo
The sassy media personality PHOTO/@bettymuteikyallo/Instagram

Betty Kyallo and Dennis Okari wedding

The two solemnized their marriage in a colourful wedding on 2nd October, 2015 at Marula Manor in Karen, Nairobi.

The two love birds had dated for six years before then.

Unfortunately, Betty and Okari divorced six months after their wedding with the mother of one attributing their separation to rushing into marriage.

"I think it was getting married a bit young. I was 26 and I think I hadn't seen my full potential, I hadn't lived life, I hadn't explored life by myself and there is no issue with that

"It wasn't a mistake, mistake but if I was to redo that part of my life, probably, I would have waited a bit. I should have chilled, I should have waited," Kyallo said in a past interview.

Betty Kyallo
Former K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo PHOTO/@bettymuteikyallo/Instagram

Not in a hurry

After her failed marriage with Okari, Betty said she is not in a hurry to get married again and she is counting on God for the right partner.

“But right now, I have grown as a woman, I understand myself and I now know what I want. I’m ready to mend my ways so I also get my ring. But now, I’m not in a hurry. Whoever God will send my way is who I will settle with,” she said.

Betty also clarified that she is happy that her ex-husband has remarried.

"You don’t need to put a brave face in public but behind closed doors, you two are not okay. I chose to be happy and I’m even happy for him," she said.

After his divorce, Okari moved on and married, Naomi Joy.

Betty Kyallo
Media personality Dennis Okari and his new wife Naomi Joy PHOTO/@dennisokari/Instagram

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