Idah Alisha (popularly known as Olive) has opened up about her harrowing experience in an abusive relationship in her past. She revealed all this in a video that she posted on her Facebook page titled, ‘dating an abuser’.
She said that she had grown up with an abusive father,
I was like three or four years old and I witnessed my dad being abusive to my mum. I have a sister, Jackie, she is eight years older than me, and I know she probably witnessed this longer than I did.
Idah Alisha continued that her mum walked out on her alcoholic father, a move the actress lauded as the best thing her mother ever did.
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We moved and we had a great life, my mum, God bless, did everything she had to do for us to have a gTina-Kaggia-JB-MasandukuTina-Kaggia-JB-Masandukureat life and that’s why we are where we are.
But Alisha would experience the abuse in her own life as she dated a guy who turned out to be violent. She said that the first time he laid his hands on her she blamed herself for it and made excuses for him. She said that he eventually apologised, with the couple moving on.
Alisha related that her friends could sense that all was not well with her but that she ignored all their warnings. She continued;
I met this guy, he was a prince charming. If anyone had told me anything else about him, I would have told them off. I have told this story to a few people. My friends told me I was in a relationship with a narcissist, but, being in love, you don’t want to hear anything negative. Raising a child in an abusive household raises an abuser or a victim.
The cases of abuse among celebrity couples aren’t something new or rare. JB Masanduku and Tina Kaggia accused each other of abuse after they broke up in 2017. The couple had a short-lived marriage that was both lively and full of drama.