Former Citizen Television news anchor, Julie Gichuru, has rubbished rumours, which, in the past, suggested she was a victim of domestic violence.
The allegations had circulated extensively on online platforms, claiming that the ex-Sunday Live TV host had developed a habit of tucking away information regarding her alleged violent marriage.
Sections claimed Julie Gichuru would put up façades in public by appearing all jovial, while deep inside she was hurting following an abusive marriage.
Julie Gichuru, who is known for publicly professing her love for her husband, Anthony Gichuru, refuted the allegations in a K24 interview on Thursday, July 27.
Speaking to Talk Central host, Kalekye Mumo, Julie Gichuru said: “Me being battered? Not a day in his (Anthony Gichuru) life. That is number one. Number two: You hit me one time, you will never see the front of my face again; you will see the back of me for a few seconds, and that’s it! I don’t believe that any woman should accept any kind of violence; let alone physical violence – talk to me wrong! Talk to me wrong (and you’d see the other side of me),” said Julie Gichuru.
“I love and respect my husband. In my home, my husband is the king. He will come home and feel happy; and feel comfortable; and he will make me feel like a queen. If you are in a family where two people are not getting along, sometimes the difficult decision, especially for children, is to say we don’t jump; we need to step back,” added the media personality-turned-businesswoman.
“The other part of this is: I don’t believe we should bring up children in an environment where they see that kind of stuff. By the way, I am vocal; we (she and her husband) will have arguments on stuff; we will discuss stuff like any other couple. But there is always going to be respect and regard – and that is even reflected in the tone with which we speak to each other. So, no (he’s never beaten me up), never,” emphasized Julie Gichuru.
“And I find it very interesting that that was said because: number one, I don’t want any girl who looks at me to think it’s okay. Never. But number two: imagine for a man, who ensures that if we have property, it is both registered in our names; we share everything; my car is exactly his car (sic). And this is the man I am going to spend the rest of my life with. We have been together for 18 years now. And can I tell you the crazy thing? I have never looked at another man; and honestly I am in love with him today as I was the day we met,” said Julie Gichuru.
Julie and Anthony, a wealthy businessman, are parents to five children.