We met 12 years ago, and only growing stronger in love: Singer Grace Nakimera opens up about their relationship.
Senior photographer Andre Rigen and singer Grace Nakimera have been together for close to 12 years now. Grace says that from the moment she met Andre, she knew that he was the man she had been dreaming about since her childhood. Grace shared with us their love story.
About the White Marriage
Grace says, “I have been the happiest woman on this planet earth. Dating a white man is the best experience that has ever happened to me” First of all our child have the best-mixed genes. His father takes him through the white culture. He teaches him how to respect women and all that. I personally I find whites as the most romantic fathers. When we had just met, my parents thought otherwise of Andre. They thought he is like some unserious white men who just come to Uganda, meet girls later disappoint them. Andre has been there for me in so many difficult situations. He has loved our relationship much more than expected. He convinced my mother that he was just heaven sent
“I met Andre 12 years back in Kampala when I had gone to audition as a model,” says Grace. “He was the official photographer for the auditions and he liked me the moment we set eyes on each other,” she adds. “He was too cool and calm, we exchanged numbers and have been in touch from that day up to date,” she recalls.
Tabloid false stories make us fall in love much more
Grace says, her marriage has been subjected to local tabloids “Ugandan Tabloids have written about us so many times. Times when some stories are out, we meet in our house and discuss it. My husband has been falsely accused of getting involved with city models. He is just a photographer who also runs his own model house. To me I understand, it just works, when he is home, he is fully home. So such false stories make us so strong and we get to fall in love with each other each time we are hit by such storms
“I know am so outgoing and kind of crazy, Andre is the total opposite it of me he is very quiet and reserved. I felt I needed some who is calm and composed,” she adds. “God sent me the man of my dreams, he is too calm and he knows how to control me even when I am angry and emotional, and this has helped us sort out many misunderstandings as a couple,” “More so, he is a very kind man and so loyal to me.” she narrates. “I have never suspected my man cheating despite the media rumors,” she says.
“Maybe because of his background, but Andre is extremely romantic,” Grace says. “Andre knows how to keep the marriage exciting, he does crazy things to me and for me,” she adds. “He surprises me with lots of gifts, which woman wouldn’t want that?” she jokes. “He is quick to realize that we are getting bored with each other and usually does something interesting to put the relationship back on track,” she says. “Of course telling you that it has been a straight path would be a lie, we have had our ups and downs which have made us stronger and kept our love alive,” says Grace.
My Body his Pride
Grace says, her boobs are her husband’s pride and he tells her this on a daily. “I try my best to keep in shape for him and he rewards my efforts with appreciation,” she adds.
Grace revealed to us that the couple is planning a mega wedding this year and it will be the talk of the town. “We agreed that our daughter should be part of our wedding and now that she is old enough, it’s time for us to fulfill our promise,” she says.
We wish the couple all the happiness in the world.