After confirming her divorce from former TKZee member Zwai Bala, Melanie Bala has spoken openly for the first time about their decision to call time on their marriage.
The veteran broadcaster and her former husband Zwai, had previously stated that the only comment they would give regarding their split was that it was “mutual”.
However, in a recent interview with Gareth Cliff on Cliff Central, Melanie opened up about calling it quits on their 9-year marriage saying “We were together for 17 years and who you are when you meet at 20-something is a lot different to who you are when you are 40-something. You grow. You change. You evolve.”
She said in order not to compromise on both their happiness, they had to be mature enough to make the decision to step away from their marriage.
“It is about saying are you able to bring the best out of a person and when you are no longer able to do that, you should be mature enough to say: ‘You know what? Neither of us wants to be unhappy. I don’t want you to be unhappy.” She said.
Despite their divorce, the pair remain committed to maintaining a great friendship which will allow them to be ideal co-parents.