Pascal Tokodi, the versatile actor and singer, and Grace Ekirapa, former host of NTV’s Crossover, are said to be living apart, revealing a tale of financial pressures and conflicting dynamics.
The couple, who exchanged vows in a discreet ceremony in October 2020, has, according to a close insider who spoke to Nairobi news, been grappling with challenges that led to their separation in November 2023.
“Pascal and Grace haven’t been living together for two months now. They parted ways last November, Pascal moved back to Karen where he had been living before they met, and Grace remained in Limuru where they had been living together,” the source told Nairobi News.
The primary factor cited is the strain of maintaining an opulent lifestyle on limited resources, with Pascal serving as the primary breadwinner and Grace taking on the role of a stay-at-home mom.
Despite curated social media posts portraying a seemingly flawless marriage, it seems that privately, the couple has been navigating through difficulties.
The insider disclosed that financial constraints were a significant contributor to the breakdown, with Pascal allegedly facing pressure to sustain their lavish way of life.
One notable aspect of their reported struggles is Grace Ekirapa’s alleged discomfort with Pascal’s friends. The source who spoke to Nairobi news claimed that she had issues with his social circle, leading to strained relationships, including Pascal’s collaboration with King Kaka, which she reportedly opposed.
“Ever since he married Grace, she has always had an issue with Pascal’s friends. I was one of the friends who cut links with them; we just started talking the other day, and a majority of people he used to associate with as well. She even didn’t want him to do the King Kaka collabo, arguing that they were exploiting him,” the source told Nairobi News.
Such conflicts further added to the challenges the couple faced in maintaining a harmonious relationship.
Another revelation from the insider pertained to the couple’s living arrangements and investments. Pascal and Grace, who initially resided in Kitengela, reportedly invested in renovating their rental house to meet their standards.
However, subsequent moves to Limuru followed, with Pascal allegedly shouldering the financial responsibility for these relocations and renovations.
The source emphasized that throughout their marriage, the pressure was consistently on Pascal to sustain their expensive lifestyle.
“Grace grew tired of living in Kitengelea and suggested they move to Limuru because she wanted to be close to her sisters. They would again renovate the house remember Pascal is the one footing all these bills because Grace is technically jobless. Throughout their marriage the pressure has always been for Pascal to maintain their expensive lifestyle.”