After the news of separation from his wife broke on Tuesday November 20th 2012 and went viral, co-host of Project Fame Joseph Benjamin has come under intense fire. A flurry of negative comments about him and the separation have surfaced on various websites and different social media platforms.
The 'Tango with me' star, apparently disturbed by the comments has come out to state the circumstances that led to the break-up. Continue to read his statement...
“I was married for 8 years. It was a rather odd situation at that time. She got pregnant and I didn't want to have a child out of wedlock and so I married her so we could build a home together, even though we had given birth to the first child. Things weren't rosy then, but I believed it was the right thing to do for the sake of the child. I overlooked my own personal desires, I just wanted to do right. Our second child came and I stood by my family like I always have; but no one is perfect, we had our issues – the crisis persisted but we stayed because of the kids. But you never make that kind of decision because if the parents are not happy together then the children suffer.“ He said in an interview today.
“I’ll also like to correct a misconception – she is not older than me, and she wasn't taking care of my financial needs as people have insinuated. We were both starting off in life on the same grounds – no one was exploited.
“I’ve been separated for a year now but we still keep a good relationship, and our separation was a mutual agreement. She is a good woman but I could not go on with the union anymore seeing the foundation it was built on was untrue. I have two wonderful children – a ten year old daughter and a seven year old son. They are an integral part of my life; their mum and I have a very good arrangement on how to balance their lives and make sure that psychologically they are stable and unaffected by our separation.” He concluded.