• From serving couple goals, former couple are now sharing mixed views about old love
Tanzanian singer and medical doctor Jimmy Chansa says he was in love with Vera Sidika for her personality and not her public life.
Chansa gained fame after emerging as Vera Sidika's boyfriend and appearing in photos with matching outfits.
Asked why he loved Sidika, he said love is just love.
"You can love a person with a big name or no name at all."
"I never loved a socialite. I loved an ordinary person. They (fans) saw her as a socialite but I saw her as a normal person. I was not a fan, I was her boyfriend."
Asked why he hasn't had another public relationship, he said in life, you can't control everything.
In a past interview, Chansa praised Vera, describing her as a charming person. Sidika, however, recalled the relationship as toxic.