‘My marriage to Sophie wasn’t a mistake’

Keith Harrington and wife
Keith Harrington and wife

BISHOP Keith Harrington stepped into the limelight when he got married to TV actress Sophie Ndaba. But the short-lived marriage ended with the two parties taking protection orders against each other. Now the bishop just recently celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his new wife, Pastor Makgoshi Harrington. Bishop Keith says his wife helped him move on with his life after his divorce from Sophie and the experience gave him valuable lessons.


Bishop Keith says that his previous marriage wasn’t a mistake but a lesson he had to learn before entering his current marriage. He explains how his last marriage was a nightmare. “Marriage is about honesty and mutual trust. It means that before getting married, someone must tell you about important things such as their sicknesses and disabilities, artificial limbs or any artificial part of their body and most of all, a person’s career should not continue in the home,”  he says. “I’m a pastor at church, but a husband to my wife and father to our children at home. Likewise, acting is a wonderful thing but it must end on set and not continue when the cameras are not there. The Bible says that God hates divorce because it affects the person, his family, their children, the community and their testimony as a child of God. However, marriage was never meant to be hell on earth, thus sometimes divorce is the only option that can bring one peace of mind.”


The pastor also adds that all the drama he went through made him a better person and he has made peace with his ex’s and is enjoying every moment of his current marriage. “I learned a lot from my previous relationship and one of those things is that I must have all my communication with a person that I don’t fully trust to be documented either via email or WhatsApp. This I will need to save in case the person falsely accuses me of any wrongdoing in the future,” he says.   “I had kept such documents of my communication with my ex and other documents since 2012. I knew very  well that she’s done the same since she taught me that. But I decided to burn those documents when my wife and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. One may ask why I kept the information for so long and the answer is simply that because of the unending drama that I had in that relationship. I just didn’t know when I would be expected to correct the lies of a serial liar,” says the pastor. “I publicly asked for forgiveness from my ex and   I have nothing against anyone as I’ve done all that is possible to part in peace and not in pieces.”  Move! tried to contact Sophie but she didn’t respond to our text message or email.

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