Zari Hassan didn’t walk out of her marriage with Ivan Ssemwanga because she was looking for greener pastures like the way people try to portray it.
The Ugandan socialite dumped her deceased ex husband because she could no longer endure being battered by him. Zari reveals that she tried everything within her means to save her marriage with Ivan but all was in vain.
” Ivan was not really a bad guy. I think he was so obsessed. He was really obsessed with me. I went to some point that it went physical then nasty physical. It came to a point where I had to decide whether I was going to stay in that kind of life. I really tried to work on it. The many times I would book a counselor, he would pay but fail to turn up. I tried another person, he had our families, elders, coming together,” said Zari during an interview with Sanyu FM.
Zari says people were quick to judge her when she walked out of her abusive marriage without knowing what Ivan put her through.
“People always judge. People are quick to judge. I was the one trying to keep this relationship together. We had our life going. I stayed in a very abusive relationship until I was like no, I cannot continue. It reached a point, when he would say, if you wanna leave you will have to go through the balcony and literally, he would face me down the balcony,” Zari revealed.
Zari further discloses that she had forgiven her husband by the time of his death. She reveals that Ivan and her enjoyed a cordial relationship years after she moved on with her life.
“It was a very hard time but with time comes healing and forgiving. When he was passing on, we were really good friends. I would joke about the girls he is dating. He would joke about Diamond.”