Those who thought the relationship between musician Tytan (born Njabulo Nkomo) and social butterfly Olinda Chapel was a publicity stunt plucked from a Hollywood movie scene got a shock of their lives when the two officially tied the knot at a private wedding last week.
From the beginning the union appeared doomed to fail with only the two lovebirds the sole believers in what they had started.
There is also no doubt that the odds have been against the two with both age difference (Chapel is older) and the fact that Chapel has two children from a previous marriage coming into the spotlight.
But after a week and despite negative public views, Tytan, who is yet to come out of honeymoon mood, is chuffed by the idea of being married to the UK-based businesswoman.
“It has been a whole week of married life and its great man,” the Bho hit singer told The Standard Style laughing off skepticism about the relationship.
“People should understand that as artistes we actually live real lives too and it is not by choice that our lives are in the public eye as is the norm for public figures around the world.”
The genesis and background of the happily ever after love story is best captured in the musician’s 4 minutes 10 seconds visuals of Bho which was released last year in February.
“It has never been fake from the onset and there is no point in having such a publicity stunt because there is no financial benefit off it so why would we?” said Skhokho, as Tytan is affectionately known.
Chapel (34) is six years older than Tytan, but to the raving couple age is just a number and the idea of starting a family is not far off the 28-year- old lyricist’s mind.
“You know, I am not a person who likes revealing stuff to the public, but when it is time you will know,” Tytan said.
From the cosy pictures the two are sharing on their social media accounts a fourth member of the family could be on the way sooner rather than later.
Tytan once rubbished people’s assertions that his marriage to Olinda was meant to siphon money from the businesswoman who claimed to have been sponsoring ex-husband Stunner’s lavish lifestyle.
“We are genuinely in love. No one is using anyone, in fact, we are living the best of our lives. People say a lot of things that suit their minds, they want to be entertained by stories which are mostly scandalous and when things go bad, it’s our lives being wasted while people don’t lose anything, but only their data bundles.”
Tytan said though life is not guaranteed he was looking forward to growing old with his wife Olinda.
“No one has ever got into a relationship or marriage with a mission of breaking up later. We are getting into this so that we can grow older together, we are not looking forward to breaking anytime soon,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tytan is not leaving his Harare base yet meaning there will be a lot of commuting between the newly-weds as they strive to keep the flame alive.
– The Standard