Na Jacque Maribe!? Eric Omondi says he speaks to Chantal everyday

Eric Omondi and Jacque Maribe have been exciting Kenyans recently. Why?  Jacque confirmed that Eric was the father of Zahari her son, and they have been sharing a few images showing themselves in a state of bliss and familial love.

Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son
Eric Omondi with Jacque Maribe and their son

One would not be mistaken to assume that they were a happy nuclear family. And now comes the interesting twist for those who might have wanted the two to get together?

Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane
Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane

Chantal Graziano, Eric’s long-time fiancee’ and now ex might still be in the picture to scuttle those plans. What do I mean? The comedian was recently interviewed by Dr. Ofweneke who asked him whether he still misses the Italian national.

‘I was married’ Eric Omondi says about his relationship with ex, Chantal(exclusive)

His response shocked many with the comic saying that he didn’t. That would seem harsh for him to say especially for a woman that he dated for many years before they split.

Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli
Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli

But there was a twist, he said he didn’t miss her because he still spoke to her on a daily basis! Not only that! Eric went on to call her during the show to prove his words.

I don’t miss Chantal because I talk to Chantal. Yeah every single day. Let’s call Chantal I hope she’s on,” said Eric. The entertainer, however, refused to clarify whether the public breakup was real or just a stunt.

The comedian with Chantal Grazioli
Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli

For a long time, the two who were the image of love but had a mutually agreed break-up earlier this year. This was despite Eric claiming last year that he would be marrying Chantal in 2019.

Sad…At least he has a son and a co-parent for company.

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‘I was married’ Eric Omondi says about his relationship with ex, Chantal(exclusive)

Eric Omondi is normally very candid in the interviews that he gives. I spoke to him this week and he opened up about coming back to Churchill Show after a hiatus of 5 years.

He revealed that going back to the show was excellent for him as he considers Churchill to be his father in comedy. Eric has surely ascended the heights of celebrity and even had Kisumu County name a street after him.

Eric Omondi has grown a lot since he broke up with Chantal
Eric Omondi has grown a lot since he broke up with Chantal

He said that the street naming was an honour for him and hilariously added, ‘It is one of the greatest things to happen. I can go to that road to build, sleep there and even drive there without alcoblow.’

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The past two months, the comedian has been on a tear releasing video after video with many going viral.

He said;

 I also realised that I was taking too long to chuck comedy. Why should I take two months or 3 weeks to release something good. It should be daily! Uhuru Kenyatta is president daily, pastors are pastors daily. Comedians should be on fire daily.

Eric Omondi
Eric is back with a vengeance

Eric added that he did not suffer burnout as comedy refreshed him. He said that when he wasn’t doing comedy, he felt like he was working. A paradox, I know.

Was it possible that his break-up with Chantal was also fuel for his comedy? He responded by saying,’ It could be possible as when you are married…Maybe it contributed like 30%. You know your wife can ask you why you are doing a certain brand of comedy and it can bring problems for you.’

Eric Omondi leading Chantal on a horse
Eric Omondi leading Chantal on a horse

At this point, I interjected and asked him when (if) he had gotten married to Chantal. He said;

Bro, I was married. Kwani what is marriage? You know I have never understood. You know that there is a difference between a wedding and a marriage. A marriage is when a man and a woman come together and usually they live together.

Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli
Eric Omondi and Chantal Grazioli

He added that a wedding was a one-day ceremony, something that people were conflating with marriage. Eric said that he had lived with Chantal for more than six months and that according to Kenyan law, that qualified as marriage.

‘We are still friends and will always be no matter what happens’ Eric Omondi speaks on relationship with Jacque Maribe

I asked him then if that meant that the two had divorced after the break-up. He cheekily finished off by saying, Hapo umneipata!

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Emirates offered her a job! Eric Omondi reveals about Chantal (exclusive)

Eric Omondi had a wide-ranging interview with me this week. He spoke about his career, his relationships and what he has been through so far.

Different times Eric Omondi and Chantelle served some couple goals

One of the things that people care most about the comedian is his relationship with his ex, Chantal. This week Chantal posted an Instagram message and some wondered whether it was a cryptic missive at Eric. She wrote;

A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, let’s go, tries again and preserves…
No matter what life throws at her

Chantal Graziano, Eric's ex
Chantal Graziano, Eric’s ex

I asked him what he thought about the message? He said that it wasn’t about him and that Chantal was referring to strong women in general and not herself.

‘We created the best of moments together’ – Chanty to Eric Omondi

Eric also divulged that he and Chantal were still on speaking terms, saying he had just spoken to her a few minutes before this interview. He said they were still good friends because their break-up had been amicable.

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The couple in the happy past

And what could the ex-lovers be speaking about? He said topics like her wanting to go to back to school and how her mother was doing? He also added that she was pondering a job offer that she had received from Emirates airline.

Could the artists move on if he was still talking to Chantal? He said it was possible as that ‘Is the way life is’. That prompted me to ask whether he had already moved on? He was a bit cagey with his answer but said that at the moment he did not have anyone.

Eric Omondi
Eric Omondi

He even asked me wittily whether I could forward him any suggestions I had for a woman? Did he have any advice for people in relationships? He resignedly said, ‘The world had become very complicated. 2019 is not 1994. Relationships are becoming more and more difficult. I can meet a woman today and in the evening we are in a total relationship.’

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Eric Omondi and Chantal split was a blessing in disguise for him (opinion)

Eric Omondi is one person who has revolutionised the comedy industry in Kenya. How so? He has embraced the power of social media and brand power in popularising his comedy. Something industry stalwarts have been slow to do.

He is the first Kenyan entertainer to cross the 2 million followers mark on his Instagram page, reaching that benchmark this yesterday.

Last month was a tough one for the comic. with Eric and his long-time girlfriend Chantal breaking up. Although he took it like a champ soon afterwards, his friend Joe Muchiri told Chantal that the comedian was drinking too much after the break-up.

Don’t forget that he had spoken of marrying Chantal this year, so the split might have been terrible for him.

Eric Omondi leading Chantal on a horse
Eric Omondi leading Chantal on a horse

While we can’t know if his message was facetious, what we can see is the after-effects of the change on Eric. I believe the split has reinvigorated him, especially in pursuing his art form.

Why would I say such a scandalous thing? Hear me out;

Have you seen the amount of work Eric has been putting out since his break-up with his sweetheart? Videos with Jacque Maribe and Vera Sidika this week are just a sample with many episodes for DSTV, just to name a few.

Eric Omondi
Eric is back with a vengeance

The one that really caught my eye was that he released a spoof video trolling Diamond’s ‘Kanyaga’ barely24 hours after it was released! Video drops the video today, the next day Eric drops his own cover! To say I was impressed is an understatement!

The man has been working like there is no tomorrow. It is like his drive in life is to prove to Chantal that she lost out on a good thing. He is a man on a mission; To erase his biggest personal failure to date with his most formidable work yet!

Eric Omondi looking presidential
Eric Omondi looking presidential

This has happened in the past with other men. Just like the phenomenon of the revenge body, some times when men have a bad break-up they not only hit the gym but they also get very serious with their careers.

I will encourage Eric with this statement, Chase money and not women and the women will chase you.

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Video of Eric Omondi and Jacque Maribe ‘flirting’ gets Kenyans excited

Eric Omondi and Jacque Maribe have been lovers in the past. The two now enjoy a cordial relationship, unlike most couples that have broken up in the past.

A video has been doing the rounds of the two have a jolly old time together, in what seems to be a beauty parlour. The comedian films Jacque and himself as they laugh and joke about.

Eric-Omondi and Jacque Maribe together in the past
Eric-Omondi and Jacque Maribe together in the past

Eric talks about watching ‘ball yangu’, most likely talking about watching football on his mobile phone. To which Jacque starts laughing hilariously. The term ball might be seen as a double entendre by the comedian, as in Kenyan lingo it can describe a pregnant woman.

Thing is, he is using that same phone to take the video of himself and the Citizen T.V presenter. So how is he able to watch the so-called football?

Eric-Omondi
Eric-Omondi

After laughing, Jacque playfully tells him to leave her alone but Eric is having none of that and doubles down as he strokes the top of her shoulder as the video fades to black. The video is below;

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The video elicited a few reactions from Kenyans who saw it. Some are below;

@jules_gatimu_; this no be joke oo
rozrwamba; Si Eric was there in the beginning he’s her baby daddy
vickykaytattyana; 😂😂😂😂
danny.stormz; Hahahaa ati uone ball yako
nessaraychael; I doubt
nan_nyagah; Find out who was there before
kitukuyu; 😁😁😁

There was a rumour in the past that Jacque’s only son, Zahari, had been fathered by Eric but he strenuously denied those allegations late last year.

Jacque Maribe's son
Jacque Maribe’s son

Eric himself has not had the best of luck this year as love goes as he and his long-term girlfriend Chantal split up a couple of months back. Could Eric and Jacque be re-igniting the passion that they once had for each other? Only they know.

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No More Love: The reason I believe Eric Omondi and Chantal split

Eric Omondi and Chantal Graziano are officially broken up.

Eric delivered this message on his Instagram page yesterday at midday and many speculated that it might all be a stunt by the comedian.

When Chantal also posted her own message concerning the split, the realization that the couple might be done, hit home.

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The couple in the happy past

And why would such a couple that had been a source of relationship goals (I hate this term) be ending? If one can read between the lines in both of the messages, a common theme was the distance between the two might have been the cause of the split.

Eric Omondi surprise
Eric Omondi surprise for Chantal after her time away from Kenya

While I agree that long-distance relationships are tough, I don’t believe that this was the reason that the relationship ended. My belief is very simple; If a woman loves you and sees a future with you then the distance will not be an issue, she will make it work!

Chantal Grazioli
Chantal Grazioli

Yes, I said it! That Chantal would leave such an eligible man like Eric is shocking to me.

Look at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The two got married last year after courting (do people still use that term?) for 2 years. The actress had been born and raised in California.

Meghan Markle with her hubby Prince Harry
Meghan Markle with her hubby Prince Harry

When Harry and Meghan became serious after a year of dating, she immediately began the process of changing her nationality and even said she would quit acting! All these, in preparation for her marriage to Harry. In him, she had seen an end and a beginning.

Leonora-Ncomanzi-with-Prince-Harry-and-Meghan-Markle-at-the-Nottingham-Academy
Leonora-Ncomanzi-with-Prince-Harry-and-Meghan-Markle-at-the-Nottingham-Academy

And there are many more examples of this behaviour of a woman abandoning all that is behind for the man that she loves (sees a future with). Grace Kelly, the famous Hollywood actress and award winner also left her burgeoning career to become the wife of Prince Ranier of Monaco.

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Grace_Kelly_Frank_Sinatra_on_the_set_of_High_Society_1956

Kelly moved from Los Angeles and retired from acting at the age of 26. She moved to Monaco and married Rainier beginning her duties as Princess of Monaco. They had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie.

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487px-Grace_Kelly_MGM_photo

That is what a woman who loves her man, does. She will break rules and leave all (yes, family and friends) behind if she believes the man she is marrying is the best she will ever have.

Chantal Graziano has spoken; Eric Omondi has been weighed, he has been measured, and he has been found wanting.

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Have they broken up? Eric Omondi sends Chantal cryptic message

Eric Omondi has been together with his fiancee’ Chantal Graziano for close to 5 years but it seems that they might be no more.

This is according to a long message that he posted on his Instagram page.

Eric Omondi surprise
Eric Omondi surprise for Chantal

In it, he spoke in glowing terms about her and the love that they shared together. The message celebrated the love they had for each other and was a lesson in breaking up for those who struggle. Read his message below:

I WILL MISS YOU.
I met you when you were only 19…I have known you for 4 and ahalf years…Shared and created some of the best moments in life with you. You changed my life COMPLETELY…As you move into your new phase in life with or without me I want to wish you all the best My Love❤️…The paths that brought us together are now facing different directions and as you move on in your path I WISH you the BEST life has to offer. I PRAY to GOD ALMIGHTY that he MAY keep you🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽…MAY he lead you.. May he watch over you…I want to let you know that I will always be here for you ANYTIME, EVERYTIME. As you fly away my Love❤️ May you glow, Shine like the Angel that you are. I WILL MISS YOU😰 Every moment…Every Single moment. You are the best thing that happened to me!!! Na kwa wale wadau wadaku, Chantal and I are okay. We were friends long before we were lovers and our Friendship stays for life. And to those young Men and Women who prefer to take each others lives at the end of a relationship, let this be a LESSON to you all. You do not own a person and it doesn’t always work out. Anyway guys have yourselves a blessed day and remember to wish Chantal a HAPPY BIRTHDAY this coming Friday. BLESS🙏🏽. @miss.chanty

Eric Omondi
The comedian with Chantal

This comes as a shock to many as he had said that they would most likely be getting married this year. So what happened? We tried contacting the comedian repeatedly but were unsuccessful but a source close to the star told Mpasho.co.ke that people should ‘read between the lines’ when deciphering the message.

Eric-Omondi-and Chantal
Eric-Omondi-and Chantal

This break-up is reminiscent of the one fellow comedian Chipukeezy and Vivian Mandera had in 2018.

Chipukeezy-and-Vivian in the past
Chipukeezy-and-Vivian in the past

Chipukeezy and his former fiancée Vivian used to shower each other with love messages and sweet posts. Chipukeezy, in November 2018, confirmed they parted ways.

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