What seemed like a whirlwind engagement and wedding has turned out to be exactly what we thought it was, a publicity stunt all to promote a video for a song for one of Priddy Ugly's labelmates.
Speaking to Times Live, Bontle said "it was all for the music video. We had been posting all these teasers and‚ when people were talking about our engagement and weddings‚ I guess we just went with it.”
“We are still in a relationship but we are not married or engaged. We are‚ yah‚ just dating at the moment and are not planning anything for now‚” she added.
The pair has been together since they were in high school and their promotional shots got a lot of their celebrity friends happy, with many even going so far as to congratulate them.
Oh well, that was pretty anticlimactic. At least we saw it coming!
Bontle took to Instagram this evening to release a statement on behalf of herself and Priddy Ugly which reads:
"More than genuinely loving the song, we loved being the representation of what it advocates - a young, black love that have the intention of solidifying their lifetime commitment to each other, represented here as marriage. We understood the implications of deciding on how to best go about making the greatest impact in encouraging a conversation of love, something that doesn’t make the headlines, and so we were bold in our approach.
Everything that we posted were all images leading up to the video, we just hadn’t announced that yet. Those who know us personally, who were all notified and prepared prior to the video dropping, know that we are not the type of folk to let out the details of our personal lives like that. People know of us being together but do not know anything beyond that, particularly the state of our relationship. That privacy remains true for our engagement and marriage which will remain our private matter. Those who need to know, will know.
Apologies to those who feel disappointed right now but we hope you find solace in us being together and happy. Major love to those who laughed it off and found it brilliant. Thank you to those who give continued support. Reaction and interpretation is open to anything. Everyone is open to decide how they feel about it. We, however, are happy and proud of it. It’s huge. It’s beautiful. It’s really all love."
Main image credit: instagram.com/priddy_ugly