Ex-Tahidi High actress, Jackie Matubia, disclosed how troubled her childhood was after her mother dumped her at her relatives' homes when she (the mother) remarried.
While speaking to Radio Jambo's Massawe Japanni on Friday, February 21, the Rembo TV presenter stated that after her parents separated, she was rejected at her mother's new home, forcing her to hop from one relative's house to another.
Matubia, who also stated that the mother would later introduce her biological father to her as an uncle, realised how heavy the split affected her (Matubia) when the actress's own marriage collapsed in early 2019.Jackie Matubia, Rembo TV presenter during an interview at Radio Jambo studios on Friday, February 21, 2020YouTube
"I remember when I approached her for advice at the time my marriage was failing, she hoped that history was not repeating itself. It really messed me up as I used to move from one family to another. Before you settle, you move out again.
"My mum was married elsewhere and the issue was always being accepted in the new family. Back in the days, getting married while already having a child was so hard, not like today. Right now we are building a relationship after we forgave each other" she stated.
The former Switch TV presenter, further stated that the rejection affected her, as she went into her marriage with unresolved issues.
"I got married in 2015 but after the breakup, I decided to give myself time. At that point, you don't know who to talk with as you are left all alone. It breaks you more as you always want people to hear the side of your story. I rushed to get married, with no one to mentor me as I learned how to manage a marriage from working it out with my partner.
"Just like me, he also had issues before. The problem always is that we women tend to depend on a man, or our kids or our homes, to have a good life. We need to learn to make ourselves happy. For me, I attended counselling and learned to forgive, and how to love myself," she recalled.
Matubia and the husband (a pilot) met on Instagram, building a relationship that would lead to marriage. Despite not regretting how she met him, she affirmed that it was a channel she would not use again to meet someone else in case she decided to date rather than work out her broken marriage.
For her, however, the most important person was her daughter who, she said, needs even more attention following the separation.
"We as parents, usually ignore what our children go through. Such a situation affects the character of a child. You need to explain to them what is going on and do not deny them the chance to meet and hang out with your partner," she advised.Former Tahidi High actress Jackie Matubia in an Instagram post on Friday, January 24, 2020
Video: Radio Jambo/YouTube
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