Catherine Kamau, an award-winning actress, and director Phillip Karanja have announced their separation after five years of marriage.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the couple announced their separation in a joint statement but decided to keep it private.
“We came to a conclusion to end our marriage a long while ago and separated. We sincerely request everyone to honour our wishes for privacy for us and our children. Signed Kate and Phil,” the joint statement read.
Kate added; “Was never a secret, we just kept it private. To all our dear fans, Asanteni sana for the support over the years."
Phillip Karanja also chimed in to confirm that they have actually parted ways and that people should now permit them to carry on with their lives independently.
“Hii ni Mmabo ya Watu wawili, but allow us to add you to the group char kidogo, so we can proceed with our lives bila story mob,” Phil said.
He added that they remain friends; “Kate and I remain as friends, Co-parenting and business partners."
The two had previously disputed their breakup for months before making the revelation. Together, they have one kid and have been married for more than five years.
In November 2017, the couple exchanged vows at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club.
They have a kid together, and they also look after Kate's ex-boyfriend's son.