DIANA BAHATI ONE ON ONE WITH JACKIE MATUBIA || COOK & REVEAL CELEBRITY EDITION EP 4
Jackie Matubia told of cyber bullying over her failed first marriage in an interview with Diana Marua.
She also admitted to struggling as a single mother nt able to provide for her daughter because she was broke, being depressed and fortunately levelling up.
‘this is where the downfall comes in because in life you have to have the highs and the lows. so my pregnancy was ok and then I hosted until I think I was 6 or 7 months and then I stopped and so I had to stay home and wait for the child. The child came and so now i’m ready, my child is big she’s four ,months, five months I’m thinking I’m ready I wanna go back to work. wah wah wah I got into some crazy depression, I used to cry on a daily like I used to cry because you go for auditions then on the audition form you are asked where did you work previously and because of where I was working people used to know we used to be paid alot, so people don’t want to pay you that so you are not even qualified, no one came and told us that in our career kunakuanga na take a break. Enda maternity tutakungoja, it’s not…life has to go on. and si kwa ubaya the show has to goon, so you go you come back you are a different person shapewise, nini so it’s really hard for omen and it just hit me, you knolow at that particular point and it got to a point where looking at my child and wondering why did I have you, you know, like my career has stopped etc, . My mum kept on praying for me and telling me you know what one day you will have a breakthrough so when my child turned one year bado, there was a day I was telling my fiends to a point I said you know what I’m ready to work in an office an 8 to 5 job,
i have never worked an 8 to 5 job I’m ready because I don’t want ot stay at home. Coz you see since I ws 18 I have been working I don’t know how to stay in the house so there was that break I decided my bay daddy at the time asked me then what do you want to do? and I told him i think I can venture into business. He was like ok, so what do you want and I told him I was thinking I go to China I bring stuff I sell at that time Instagram haikuwa it wasn’t as big as it is like right nloow. so I ws like I can use this platform and sell stuff etc. I went to China started selling things via my Instagram, . It was crazy nili ibiwa passport, that’s a story for another day I stayed in China for another two weeks, but it was an experience, so I came back and I started now being independent, trying to maker ends met and that’s when some of my friends who we were with in Tahidi cam up and opened a production company. So in this production company we were like si mtuandike? So they did and that’s where I went as a producer, and then in the show they gave me a role. It wasn’t ile ya here is a role, it was like who wants to paly this role? Then i was told si ushike tu hii role? So apparently the role I did people rally liked it, it was hard to continue coz I was feeling like nime last sana coz now it’s been a while sine I been on TV, but if it’s in you, it’s in you, and that’s how now I went and then also on my business side stated growing, started thinking ok I open a shop you know continue growing, .
So another downfall was everyone knows it was about my marriage, my first marriage it was bad, it was in the tabloids, tat was another downfall, but looking back and looking what you’ve gone through I was like shh it will pass. I was As long as my child i not, I will protect my child with everything that i have. I was like attack me, me I have thick skin but when someone decides to attack my child that’s a no. Funny enough it wasn’t my lowest moment, . My lowest moment was not looking for a job. Like when I was not getting a job. That was my lowest moment. Actually funny enough when this story came out i was bad for me ,like you know you imagine God forbid uko hapo you have heaven you have nand then you have this empty house you have zero income you just need to buy a mattress kesho you will find out, so it was very emotional because you cry yourself to sleep at night, and wake up the strongest woman you can evert be because you have a child who is looking at you, wondering mummy what are we going to eat, mummy what are we going to do? It was tough, it was a very tough time, but funny enough I had the strength in me, and I hoped for a brighter future and that’s when I was called to host with akina Kush Tracey. I as able to create a home that my child was looking for because people think oh you are a celebrity, you have never reached rock bottom, that you have never lacked money to buy milk. There is always a process’
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