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Big Brother’s Richard ditches sexy Tatiana
Dominic Chimhavi and Cláudia Longa
BIG Brother Africa 2 winner Richard has told Angolan beauty Tatiana that their love affair is over.
In an exclusive interview a month after walking away with the US$100 000 (about R675 000) bounty from the Big Brother house, the outspoken Tanzanian said he had now fully reconciled with his estranged wife and that by continuing to pursue him, Tatiana was fighting a losing battle.
Apart from phoning him almost daily in a bid to restart the love affair which set tongues wagging during their time in the house, Tatiana has also been lobbying Richard’s father, Vincent Bezuidenhout.
Vincent confirmed that Tatiana had asked him to speak to Richard: “Richard is my son, but there’s no way in the world I can impose a wife or girlfriend on him. He knows what he wants and I’ve told Tatiana to have a frank chat with Richard.”
Richard says it looks like reality has not yet set in for Tatiana. “What happened in the house is now behind us. Let me take this opportunity to appeal to her that there is no reverse gear on this issue. I am now back with my wife big time.”
Richard remained unapologetic about ruining Tatiana’s relationship with Gustav, her Cape Town-based boyfriend of many years, saying that “unfortunate development” was her own business.
“The least I want now between the two of us, is minimum contact,” he insisted. During their three-month stay in the house viewers dubbed the two Richiana.
“Man, we had sex almost on a daily basis once we set the ball rolling,” said Richard, adding that they first had sex the day Maxwell was evicted. Richard rubbished talks of sharing the winnings with Tatiana. He has fully reconciled with Ricki, who is now acting as his business manager.
“We have sorted our problems with Ricki and she understood. Ninety-eight days in an enclosure is no joke. I did what I did because that was the only way one could survive under those conditions. But Ricki is such a strong character.”
For the first time the Canadian opened her heart, saying despite the pain of watching her husband flirting with another woman, the whole episode was now water under the bridge.
“Life has to go on. I love this man and no woman of flesh will stand between us. As we speak, I am the happiest woman in the world. “We went through a lot in the past few months and for now we just want to spend a lot of time together,” she said, adding that the talk of divorce had just been on the spur-of-the-moment.
Vincent said the entire family had smoked the peace pipe with Ricki.
“We had a long family chat that included my late wife’s elder sister Baturi, Richard’s brother Louis and elder sister Linda. “It was a brainstorming session but we all came out of it smiling and shaking hands.”
Vincent added that he got a good share of Richard’s winnings and was toying with an idea of re-marrying. Richard’s mother died 14 years ago and Vincent never remarried.
Last week in an exclusive interview, Tatiana said she didn’t regret what happened in the house. “If I was invited to another BBA, I would do it again.”
Tatiana said she had seen Gustav only twice since she arrived back home. “But I’m not worried about what he decides. I just want to be alone for a while to think about my life, put up my feet and make the right decisions.”
She added; “I always told Richard in the house that a marriage is a serious thing, if he had to reconcile with his wife, he should go ahead.”