Award-winning actress Catherine Kamau aka Kate Actress and her husband Philip Karanja aka Phil Director have parted ways.
Through a statement shared on their respective instastories, the two said they ended their marriage ‘a while ago’ and are separated.
“We came to a conclusion to end our marriage a long while ago and are separated. We sincerely request everyone to honour our wishes for privacy for us and our children,” wrote Kate.
Phil also shared similar sentiments on his handles saying despite their separation they still remain friends and business partners.
“Hii ni mambo ya watu wawili, but allow us to add you to the group chat kidogo, so we can proceed with our lives bila story mob.
“Kate and I remain as friends, co-parents and business partners,” wrote Phil.
Rumours of their split made rounds in April this year after Kate allegedly deleted Phil’s photos from her timeline.
Fans immediately began to question the move, wondering whether there was trouble in paradise. The couple, however, remained tight-lipped on the issue, leading to even more speculation.
Things took a turn for the worse when Kate and Phil abruptly ended an interview with a radio host after they were asked about their relationship.
Later on, Kate shared a video where she was in the company of Phil enjoying a meal together.
Kate is one of the most popular actresses in Kenya's entertainment scene, having featured in several award-winning shows including Mother-in-law, Sue na Jonnie and romantic comedy film Plan B.
Phil, on the other hand, is a renowned film director, writer, and producer in the entertainment industry.