Five months after announcing that her 10-year marriage to Zwai had ended, Melanie Bala has spoken up about the spilt.
The pair went to ground after confirming in October that they were separated and had begun the divorce process, yet speaking to Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral recently, Melanie spoke openly about the split.
“We were together for 17 years and who you are when you meet at 20-something is a lot different to who you are when you are 40-something. You grow. You change. You evolve.”
She said after the relationship became strained, she realized that they must be mature about it and not stay when they were unhappy.
“It is about saying are you able to bring the best out of a person and when you are no longer able to do that, you should be mature enough to say: ‘You know what? Neither of us wants to be unhappy. I don’t want you to be unhappy.'”
She said that the two will still cross paths for a long time as their children grow up and she would not like to “spend a lifetime fighting”.
In an announcement at the time, the couple said the decision to spilt was “mutual” and it was the only comment they would give on the issue.
— IG: melzinbala (@MelBala) October 14, 2017