Penniel Mungilwa, better known as VJ Penny, has said she is jealous of actress Wema Sepetu’s pregnancy. Both VJ Penny and Wema are ex-lovers of top Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz.
The Zouk Television presenter says she wishes to conceive – and now that her counterpart is expectant, it is ‘driving her crazy’.
In a recent interview with Ijumaa, the businesswoman said almost all her friends are mothers – something that is giving her sleepless nights.
“All my friends have children and now Wema is also expectant. Imagine being in their company – they would be discussing kids. What would be my contribution?” posed Penny.
“That explains why I am very happy for Wema. However, it challenges me – at the same time it drives me crazy,” added Penny.
Diamond and Penny broke up in 2013 after it emerged that they were blood relatives.
The two had had a steamy public affair, and they were planning to get married – until the familial relationship was discovered.
The February 2013, revelations that Penny was expecting Diamond’s baby got him in the headlines. However, it was all treated as mere speculations until Diamond admitted that the two had been in a serious relationship.
“Every girl’s dream is to get prince charming. If you want to know the truth about a man you are in a relationship with, ask him about marriage. We had been talking about marriage since we grew close…I am trying to move on,” VJ Penny said in a 2014 interview.
“Things happened so fast. We hooked up during a project. He (Diamond) was moving to a new house and I was helping him renovate it. On one evening, we were exhausted, so we took a bed nap together. The next thing we were seeing were photos of us on blogs with people saying we are a couple,” Penny revealed.
It was after this that the two became an item: “As we got close, I got to know his family. His mum loved me. See, it is easy to know about a man through his mum. I loved her too. She said I was part of the family as I was taking care of her son.”
After getting the ‘mommy stamp of approval’, they started talking about settling down.
“It was after this that we started talking about starting a family. However, we never had very deep conversations on this. After we parted ways, we agreed to remain best of friends. It has not been easy, but fate has it that way,” she said.
“I had great moments with Diamond, very great moments. It was fun while it lasted,” she added.
After this romance ended, Diamond got back with Wema. That relationship would also come to an end in November 2014.
After his second try with Wema, he got into an intimate affair with Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan – the mother of his daughter, Latiffah Dangote.
Wema is currently dating Big Brother Big shot Idris Sultan, and they are expecting a baby later in the year.
Published: February 5th 2016