Jowie Irungu with Ella in the past

Why would a beautiful model like Micabel Ella lie and perjure herself for a man like Jowie Irungu?

Jowie Irungu and his girlfriend or wife as he called her Eleanor Musangi, aka Micabel Ella, have called it quits after dating for nearly a year.

In a confession made to Blogger Edgar Obare, Ms. Ella disclosed that their relationship ended amicably in December 2020.

In her explanation, the model said that she doesn’t want to be tied to Jowie’s story anymore and that’s why she has decided to make their breakup public.

Jowie Irungu with Ella in the past
Jowie Irungu with Ella in the past

The mother of one said the relationship ended both professionally and personally, and Jowie had changed a lot. She said their marriage was a huge lie and was supposed to protect him and also help him to live in Nairobi as his permanent place of residence.

“We ended our relationship both professionally and personally…we are no longer together. I believe God brought me to his life for purpose and I did my task. Jowie has changed a lot for better and I no longer want to be tied to his life story.

She also added that she came clean as her relationship with the Jowie could negatively affect her modeling career in the future.

This might come as a surprise to some as the two had earlier affirmed they were married, just a month after Jowie’s release on a KSh 2 million bail in February 2020.

Her confession brings an end to a saga I had always thought was contrived and an ill-fit. I even wrote about in the article below last year:

Is Jowie Irungu’s wife making a blunder in dating the murder suspect? (opinion)


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This brings me to my question? What do men like Jowie have that women will fall all over him and do things I believe that are detrimental to themselves?

As one can see above, Elle not only perjured herself to the courts for Jowie but also put her career on the line to stand up for a man that is the prime suspect in a high-profile murder.

And don’t get me started on Elle exposing her daughter to a man with a questionable past like Jowie in the first place.

Jowie with his "daughter" who is featured on the song
Jowie with his “daughter” who is featured on the song

So is Ella acting crazy or has her behaviour been documented scientifically among other women associating with men who have dangerous/questionable pasts?

It has. The term is known as Hybristophilia. It is a paraphilia in which se3ual ar*usal, facilitation, and attainment of orga*m are responsive to and contingent upon being with a partner known to have committed a known crime.

The term is derived from the Greek word hubrizein (ὑβρίζειν), meaning “to commit an outrage against someone” (ultimately derived from hubris ὕβρις, “hubris”), and philo, meaning “having a strong affinity/preference for”. In popular culture, this phenomenon is also known as “Bonnie and Clyde syndrome”.

Many high-profile criminals, particularly those who have committed atrocious crimes, receive “fan mail” in prison that is sometimes amorous or se3ual, presumably as a result of this phenomenon. In some cases, admirers of these criminals have gone on to marry the object of their affections in prison.


One research study examined women of varying ages, ethnicities, education, and employment status who were in relationships with incarcerated men.

While they weren’t diagnosed with major mental illnesses or personality disorders, many came from difficult upbringings with a history of abuse.

But I could be wrong and Jowie and Elle’s remarkable relationship is normal…

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