Thank you for being my dad, you earned it – Kate Actress reveals what son told hubby

Catherine Kamau-Karanja or as Kenyans commonly know her as Kate Actress is one of the most popular actresses in Kenya.

This past week, the mother of two had a comprehensive interview with comedian Mc Jessy where she spoke about her life as a teenager, a young mom, her career and meeting the love of her life.


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Kate revealed that she was once expelled from school, because of her character and love for drama, at the expense of her studies.

The actress went on to attend 2 high schools and 3 Universities, leaving each one for myriad reasons but thank God for a parent such as Kate’s mother.

Her mom was a rock for her daughter spending KSh400k to take her to an International University in Uganda, after studying at KCA proved difficult, only for her daughter to return home 3 months later, pregnant.


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She would later get into Multimedia University after giving birth and leaning in as a new mother but was very lucky to later land her role at Mother-in-law which was the big break that she needed.

But that wasn’t the end of her big blessings. She would later on meet her now-husband film industry heavyweight, Phil Karanja.

Funny thing is that Kate wasn’t a fan of Phil’s but slowly came to appreciate him as they worked more and more together.

But since she was a package deal coming along with her son, his opinions about her new man were extremely important. The boy at the time didn’t like Phil from the beginning, but after some time, the two became close friends.

Just like a Disney fairy tale, her son Leon Isaac would come to call Phil dad just before the couple had their wedding.

“On our wedding day, my son read a speech telling Phil thank you for stepping in. Thank you for being my dad, you earned it”.

The rest has been history. Have a listen;

 

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‘…The fear of failure,’ Kate Actress opens up on anxiety

Actress Catherine Kamau aka Kate Actress has opened up about having some anxious moments about the future and what it holds. Kate who is one of the most successful stars in the country says the though of failure always catches up with her

Talking to social media, she wrote;

“I get abit Anxious about the future sometimes, my future to be precise , do you ? I mean you grind , you are doing what you can but somehow this fear of failure always finds its way into you , and sometimes does the most”

She went on to advise her followers that even with the unknown of what the future holds, everything will still turn out to be okay

“Someone very special to me told me this morning, God didn’t bring me this far to let life overwhelm me . I Just wanted to share this with you too 🙏 Goodday my watuz …”

Kate is a mother of two and wife to film director Phillip Karanja.

Babies are not accessories- Kate Actress says after 4k teen pregnancies in Machakos

Child birth is a near death experience – Kate Actress

Former Mother In-law actress Catherine Kamau aka Kate Actress has bloomed since her stint on the show. Her career has not only grown with her celebrity and personal life has also the stuff dreams are made of, with the bubbly personality being blessed with a baby girl late last year.

Kate Actress gifted Sh 2 million car by hubby Phil for giving birth!

Recently, Kate spoke about the experience she had had giving birth to her second-born and said that child-birth can be a near-death experience for women.

Kate Actress in black
Kate Actress in black

She went on to say that during birth, mothers have one foot in the grave, but she is grateful to God for blessing her with her second child. Kate stated that her story is beautiful when it is changing people’s lives.

“Childbirth is honestly a near-death experience… you honestly have one foot in the grave, am still so grateful to God for my little miracle. It’s a beautiful feeling when your story continues to inspire and empower others who because of many circumstances think so little of themselves! I keep saying God is not man. Ask him what his plan for you is, he will guide you!”

Kate Actress posing with shades
Kate Actress posing with shades

Kate had revealed previously that she wanted to get a kid even before she got married to Phil Karanja in 2017, but he delayed it because he is a planner.

“I remember I really wanted one even before our wedding, I was in a rush to get one but being the planner he is we delayed mpaka I was like me I’m good. Now the trying period is something else and I’m the most impatient person so I kept on wondering, so kukurukakara zikihappen ndiyo huyo mimi kesho nishapima. And kept on getting disappointed to a point I was feeling like, I don’t want to try any more. When you really want one that’s when it doesn’t happen and I went to the doctor, I didn’t have a problem it was just anxiety.”

Kate Actress with Phil Karanja on their wedding day
Kate Actress with Phil Karanja on their wedding day

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Kate Actress gifted Sh 2 million car by hubby Phil for giving birth!

Catherine Kamau popularly known as Kate Actress is having her time of reaping. The woman has been receiving blessing after blessing, with the biggest one being giving birth to a baby girl late last year.

And it seems that that blessing has bred another, she has been bequeathed a brand-new car by her husband Phil Karanja for giving birth!

The entertainer with Phil Karanja
Kate Actress with Phil Karanja in a file photo

According to her posts, the BMW X1 was a gift for making Phil a proud dad to a beautiful baby girl! The couple welcomed their first child a few weeks ago after 2 years of their happy marriage.

I cried every day for a whole year! Kate Actress discloses sad experience

Kate shared the photos on her Instagram page and reminded young ladies on the importance of hardwork and patience.

She wrote;

Young Queens out there, hardwork, patience and perseverance still pays. Hardworking girls are still cool. 

Mrs Karanja with her new ride

Although the couple continues to hide their daughter, we can tell that the bouncing little girl brought along blessings for her mum.

Kate Actress in black and white
Kate Actress in black and white

Mrs. Karanja is a proud mum of two, with her eldest son Leon, joining form one this year at the expensive new school Nova Pioneer. The total fee Kate and Phil will be paying for her son for the whole year is Ksh 494,000 which is just short of half a million.

Kate-actress-son going to school with the baby
Kate-actress-son going to school with the baby

The two are currently doing well with their production company which has not only been releasing top TV series in the country; but has created employment for many youths aiming to venture into the entertainment industry.

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I cried every day for a whole year! Kate Actress discloses sad experience

Catherine Kamau alias Kate Actress spoke to young girls at Kariokor Social Hall a few weeks ago about teenage pregnancies. She, of course, was speaking from personal experience. She told the audience,

‘It’s not okay to be a teen mum and bring a child into this world not knowing what you can offer them. Because you are a child. A boy that is in form two or one is wasting your time. Unlike us, your generation is different and things are moving so fast. You look at the likes of Kylie Jenner on social media and the way they slay with the kids and think these kids are dolls,’ she told the school-going girls.

Kate Actress posing
Kate Actress posing

She then encouraged the girls telling them,

‘At some point, I would encourage you that you’ll be okay. But I realized things turned out good for me cause both of my parents were working and supported my child. I came to realise all of us are not the same.’

Kate Actress
Kate Actress

Kate, who got pregnant at 19 also explained that she fell into a depression for a whole year,

‘I finished high school well then I went to Kampala to study. Two months later, I came back with a baby degree. My mum was disappointed because she had sacrificed everything. When I first told her, she was crushed. She didn’t understand. I dropped out of school and raised the baby and of course, the boyfriend ran away. So I was in depression. I cried every day for a whole year,’ she said as quoted by Word Is.

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Kate actress

She finished off by telling the girls,

‘The reason why I don’t want you to get pregnant is that if you get the pregnancy, you become responsible for someone else. Then, you become a burden to your parents.’

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‘Good Bye To Tummy Swallowing And Corsets’ Catherine Kamau Set To Lose Those Extra Pounds

Losing weight has always been a problem for many people and it has even lowered many people’s self esteem.

Anerlisa gave most of us hope that with hardwork and determination, one can lose weight and live a healthy life. Last year was definitely her year as she lost more that 70kgs.

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Well it seems Catherine Kamau, popularly known as Celina, is ready to follow that route as she has decided to join the weight lose wagon. She took to social media to explain how easy it is to let go of your body and end up gaining so much weight without realizing it.

She shared a photo of when she lost weight a while back and the current photo that shows she’s actually gained a couple of pounds.

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She wrote, “The picture on the right 😅😅 weeee it’s prove to show no matter how awesome your body is, if you let go, definitely the results will show. Good bye to tummy swallowing and corsets, 😂😂😂 I will be back with that @serenawilliams toned body 😋💪.”

Celina has beautiful curves and we just can’t wait to see how snatched she’ll look after losing those extra kilos.

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