It is over and it will all be documented in a forthcoming book -that is the response former Miss Rwanda Aurore Mutesi Kayibanda has given, to end speculation on her marriage to Egide Mbabazi. It is not yet clear whether the U.S-based couple has filed for divorce yet.
But going by her own words, the beauty queen who was Miss Rwanda 2013, has at least cleared the air, affirming that the marriage to her photographer and videographer husband is over and she is looking to turn the page to a new chapter.
The elegant and beautiful Mutesi opened up on her marriage woes in an interview with U.S-based journalist and media personality Ally Soudy, which was live on Instagram.
Though she was cagey about her personal life, Mutesi was able to reveal that her relationship with Mbabazi is over and promised to shed more light on the issue in her forthcoming book.
‘The truth of the matter is that we are no longer together. Our journey ended. That is all I can say for now but I will write a book and give more details on the matter. I will inform you when the book is out,” Mutesi said when asked to react to speculation in the media.
The two have been love birds for more than 5 years in the U.S where they both live. They tied the knot in July 2018 after Mutesi relocated to the North American country. The same year, in December 2018, some reports suggested that the newlywed couple was going through a rough patch after she deleted her Instagram account.
It is believed that the two started dating mid 2014 but they kept the relationship secret until late 2014, when Miss Mutesi broke the news through her Instagram account and cemented that she is in love with Egide Mbabazi also known as Egide Foxworth.
According to reports in local media outlets, quoting close friends in the U.S, issues of infidelity were the main reason for the breakup.
During the broadcast, Mutesi spoke at length about her life, being born in exile, her childhood, the decision to quit her studies at Kigali Institute of Technology (KIST) and go to Turkey instead to pursue her studies there and later relocating to the U.S.
Sources say cracks began to appear in the relationship the same year they got married after it became apparent to the beauty queen that her husband was seeing another woman or other women and life was never the same again.
According to the reports, trouble stemmed from a ‘work trip’ Mbabazi had to Jamaica, where he reportedly met a girl and they hit it off and Mutesi got to know.
From then on, life had never been the same despite Mbabazi apologizing and promising to change according to close sources but Mutesi was not having any of it ‘since it wasn’t the first time’.
Some sources further revealed that even as they planned their wedding in the U.S state of Maine, where they both lived, Mutesi caught wind of rumours of her boo’s infidelity, which didn’t sit well with her.
Asked by Ally Soudy if there was a chance to forgive Mbabazi and they get back together, Mutesi laughed and after some moments of thought said “I will not answer that question. I will pass”.
In a recent live Instagram appearance, Mutesi refused to answer a question from a follower who asked if she was still in love with Mbabazi, replying ‘let me ask him’ (to confirm if they were still loved birds).
The former Miss Rwanda has remained cagey about her private life, despite recent signs showing that the two could no longer be together.
Suspicions started when the one besotted couple unfollowed each other on Instagram and deleted all photos they appear together, including their wedding photos.
Previously, the celebrity couple was not shy to display their affection for each other on social media. They got engaged in February 2018 and tied the knot the same year in July in a ceremony attended by friends and family, including Mutesi’s parents who travelled from Kigali to grace the occasion.
Mutesi Aurore Kayibanda was crowned Miss Rwanda in 2012 and she went on to win other titles including Miss FESPAM in Brazzaville, Congo Republic at the 2013 African Music Festival, Panafricain de la Musique.
She is famously known as one of the most adored Miss Rwanda winners that represented her country well as well as using her crown positively to impact on the society, endearing her to Rwandans wherever they are, with some referring to her as the ‘the Miss of All Times’.