Kate Actress and hubby Phillip Karanja dodge marriage questions amid social media speculation
By Wanja Waweru
Catherine Kamau, known by her stage as Kate Actress, and her husband Philip Karanja have not commented on their marital status after she ignited rumors by deleting his posts from her Instagram profile.
The celebrity couple rebuffed attempts by Milele FM radio host Ankali Ray to speak with them about their reported split in order to learn more about their extramarital activities.
My friend, let’s talk some other time,” said Phil before hanging up on Ankali.
Kate responded, “I thought you were calling me about work. If you’re calling about family, that’s different. Don’t wake me up to ask me about what you read online.”
After removing her husband’s pictures from her Instagram account, which is frequently seen as a sign of marital strife, Kate sparked suspicion.
Although she still uses her married name, Catherine Kamau Karanja, it’s possible that the award-winning actress chose to concentrate her social media presence on her job rather than her personal life.
Phil has not removed any photos of the couple from his account.
Another theory suggests that Kate’s actions could be a publicity stunt, as clout-chasing has become a common tactic for Kenyan celebrities preparing to release projects or announce collaborations. Celebrities often shift their online presence to draw attention to their careers and other ventures.
Phil has been actively engaging with Kate’s recent Instagram posts, and she has reciprocated by responding to his comments. In one instance, Kate posted a photo with Queen Gathoni and Amina Abdi from an event in Nairobi, expressing her excitement about the experience. She wrote, “Still reeling over the Nairobi crowning brunch courtesy of her majesty, Queen Charlotte.” Our bags are ready to meet her. Guess the city she has summoned us to?” Phil responded to the post, commenting, “Eish royalty.”
Kate playfully replied, “Send me dollars, please,” to which Phil humorously stated that even the government doesn’t have dollars. Phil commented on one of Kate’s posts using fire emojis in another interaction. Kate, the mother of two, responded, “Send whiskey today; things are boiling, please.” These exchanges suggest that the couple maintains a friendly social media rapport despite the rumors surrounding their marriage.