Marini Naturals CEO Michelle Ntalami has come out to speak on her dating life and to set the record straight on her past affairs after constant accusations that she 'denies' her partners in public.
Opening up in a lengthy social media post, the businesswoman began by admitting she indeed denied her past partner in public but only because they had a mutual agreement to do so whenever anyone asked.
"Let me begin with accountability on my part. I've learnt from past mistakes with regards to this. I was once in a relationship where due to its nature and a lot of mistrust within it, I didn't feel confident to publicly confirm it. I also felt pressured to have to say what we were to the media. We mutually agreed that if they ask, we'll 'deny.' Something we both did in interviews, not just myself. Looking back, this is something I'd have done different. Other issues aside at the time, I take accountability for my part in this. Since then, I resolved to do things differently," she wrote.
Sharing her new dating resolutions with her fans, the entrepreneur explained that she will no longer hide her relationship status clarifying that she will only respond to questions she is comfortable responding to regarding her romantic life.
"Moving forward, "private but not a secret" is my policy. If I'm comfortable to speak on my dating life, I will answer with the truth. If I'm not comfortable, I'll reserve my right to answer. Anything in between or beyond that is no one's business," she added.
Not only that, Michelle went on to discourage her fans from thinking she is dating everyone she is seen with.
"Secondly, I have several male & masc-women friends. I request people to stop assuming we're dating or there's more to it, each time I'm seen with them or if we share moments online. Then when I clarify with the truth, it's termed as a 'denial.' Stop. Until I myself confirm my relationships, drop the speculations.
"Finally, I may love privately, but I love loudly. It's who I am. However, I don't owe anyone any explanations on my personal life. What I do owe myself though, is a life of truth. As anyone can attest, I Iive my life authentically & unapologetically. That said, I also value my peace and privacy. When the time comes and I'm 100% sure of my person, rest assured it will be no secret."