Betty Kyallo seems to be taking steps towards healing herself and fixing her relationship with her ex-husband and the father of her daughter Ivanna, Denis Okari.
You see, the two had a whirlwind romance that took the imagination of a lot of Nairobi women’s imaginations by storm. They quickly became what is referred to as “couple goals”.
Betty Kyallo and Denis Okari then got married and even their employers, KTN and NMG respectively got in on their wedding to celebrate Kenya’s most celebrated wedding. They even got so much free stuff to help them mark the day that the wedding literally became an extended sponsored content feature.
But as quickly as their relationship took us by storm, the love left their union and we were met with rumours of infidelity. And then it was confirmed that the couple was separated and there was a governor in the mix. Betty Kyallo only ever referred to him as Hassan but the fact that she was seen using his car and reportedly even living in one of his properties in Nairobi was confirmation enough.
And from there going forward, Betty Kyallo and Denis Okari were antagonistic to each other with Betty playing the major role in keeping that sentiment going.
Things came to a head when a few months back, Denis Okari’s friend Ken Mijungu came out to reveal that he felt his friend was not only being disrespected but he was also being sidelined when it came to their daughter Ivanna. Betty Kyallo’s family quickly got involved for a second time. The first time was when her brother alleged that Denis Okari was a violent husband (a claim that he never backed with any proof, he was just pointing and sputtering). This time, Betty Kyallo’s sister came out to tell us that he wasn’t there for their daughter when she was ill and admitted in the ICU.
Since then, however, things have changed. For Betty, her professional setting has changed with K24 choosing to release her from her contract. Her many relationships have each gone belly-up be they romantic or with her former househelp. And she has had a change of heart so she reached out to denis Okari.
At the end of the day, Denis Okari was only too eager to give co-parenting a try (something we sensed was true of his nature) ad so they are finally giving it their all. Denis Okari has since married another woman but he has made it clear to everyone involved in his life that his daughter Ivanna is an important aspect of his life.
And that brings us to the fact that they even celebrated their daughter Ivanna’s sixth birthday together. This is a wonderful thing because as studies have shown, children need both parents around for them to turn out balanced, for them to also have the best shot at succeeding at life.
We are here for it. Because at the end of the day, a lot of Kenyans look up to both Denis Okari and Betty Kyallo and seeing them work towards making a proper co-parenting arrangement.
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