Contemporary Kenyan rapper Julius Owino, popularly known as Juliani, has revealed that he broke up with actress Brenda Wairimu nearly two years ago.
Speaking on K24 TV’s Up-Close with Betty on Friday, November 8, Juliani said he and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, Amor Owino, have agreed to co-parent.
“We have not been together for nearly two years. She is a great mother [to our daughter]. She is a good human being. She has done a great job in raising our child. Brenda is a very understanding person,” Juliani told host Betty Kyallo.
“I wish her well. I pray to God to grant her success in everything she plans to do.”
On co-parenting arrangement, the Hela hit-maker said: “I spend time with my daughter often. Like recently, I spent four days with her. Brenda Wairimu is open to co-parenting, and she has really been supportive on that front. She always advises I spend more time with the girl.”
Juliani advised young people to be thorough when evaluating potential spouses.
“Factors to consider in a partner are around three or five. Most times, people tend to focus on only one and ignore the others. [I would advise one to be alert and look out for all the factors that shape how a relationship will end],” he said.
And whether he has moved on from Brenda, whom he dated for nearly eight years, Juliani said: “I am not planning to get into a relationship anytime soon. I do not need to be loved romantically now. In my next relationship, I would focus on positively impacting my partner such that even if we do not end up together, she would have acquired positive attributes from me.”
In an early 2019 interview with Standard’s Pulse, Brenda Wairimu said, following her break-up with Juliani, she was cautious about getting into a new relationship.
“Being single is well…different. I was in a serious relationship for 8 years, if not more. I am slowly learning to date again but not sure when I will be ready for something serious. I have not been on a date lately,” she said.