Socialite Zari Hassan who was once married to the late Don Ivan Ssemwanga recently sat down to have a candid interview with YouTuber Toke Makinwa and for the first time she opens up about her marriage, revealing some unknown secrets.


Okay, since we already know that her marriage to the late Ivan Don flopped; Zari gives an insight of how their love slowly started getting affected by jealousy and how he started abusing her.

According to Zari, the first time Ivan hit her was when she was only 3 months pregnant; but being in love – she ignored this not knowing this would grow into a habit.

Speaking about violence in relationships, the mother-of-five said;

“Abuse starts with a word, it can start with verbal abuse. something that diminishes you as a person. Sometimes it gets very physical and very violent.”

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With time, Zari says that her late ex husband perfected his art at hitting her to a point that her boys even noticed the fights. She went on to narrate how their son once confronted her, asking why she (Zari) was allowing their dad (Ivan) to hit her;

“It got to a point where my son asked me why he kept doing that (abusing me). It hurt me so badly, it was like a sword had been pierced through my heart.” She revealed.

Well if you thought that this was only happening at home, it turns out that Ivan had gotten so much power that he could even hit her in-front of people.

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Narrating about one of their public fights, Zari said;

“It was something that was in him. He once hit me so badly in a club because someone looked at me. I was never allowed to look at other people. That night he beat me so bad that he almost suffocated me.” Zari narrated

But all in all, Zari made it known that her reason for leaving the father of her kids despite being her high-school sweetheart, is because she couldn’t let her boys continue seeing her in such a state.