Saturday, February 15, 2014

'Why Dillish and I Broke Up' - Stephen

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Stephen Gaeseb opened up about his break-up with Big Brother Africa: The Chase winner Dillish Mathews - and revealed that the couple had already split in December last year after arguing about his flirtatious SMSes he sent to a Nigerian woman.

Gaeseb also dismissed rumours that he had impregnated another woman and that this was the reason why they broke up. He said that if anyone could produce evidence that he had made another woman pregnant, he would pay that person N$100 000.

If a woman came forward and proved she was pregnant with his child, she would get N$150 000. He also came to his former girlfriend’s defence and said people who claimed that she was a gold digger, who then became rich and dumped him, were wrong about her.

“It wasn’t about money. It’s just that we both agreed that we are better apart. Dillish isn’t just physically beautiful, she is also amazing and I respect her,” he said.

Dillish is the first BBA winner to have visited a host of African countries and is currently on a whirlwind tour to promote her lipstick line, which she unveiled recently in the capital.

Nigerian flame 

Asked why they broke up, Gaeseb first paused and then explained that they had argued in December last year, after he flirted with another woman, and he and Dillish had both “said things they regret”.

“While Dillish was on the show, there was a Nigerian woman who was helping to campaign for people in her country to vote for her. I was in contact with her because I helped with the campaigning.” Gaeseb paused again, before continuing: “We flirted via text messages and so on. I mean all guys flirt, it doesn’t mean you intend on acting on it. She then sent a snapshot of our conversations to a friend of Dillish, who eventually sent it to Dillish.” “We had an argument about that, which led to an argument about other things and we both said some things that we wish we didn’t. After that we decided to break-up and haven’t been together since December.”

Appeal for privacy

There has been a frenzy on social networks after Namibian Sun broke the story that Dillish had removed photographs of Gaeseb and her together from her Instagram account.

“We both need our privacy and we love each and probably always will so we need our privacy” Gaeseb said.

He added that him and Dillish still remain in contact and are friends. He said contrary to rumours, he had not impregnated another woman.

“I was shocked when I heard that I impregnated another girl and that I have many other kids. I have a ten-year-old boy. This alleged pregnancy is just untrue.”

Dillish and Flavour

Asked about rumours that Dillish is dating Nigerian singer Flavour N'abania, Gaeseb said he doubts that she is. “I doubt Dillish is seeing Flavour, but if she is, then it won’t be to spite me. Dillish isn’t a spiteful woman. It’s not her kind of thing.”

Gaeseb also responded to rumours that some journalists are in possession of naked photographs of Dillish, which were allegedly on a laptop stolen from him. He said his laptop was never stolen. 

“I’ve heard about the rumours that my laptop was stolen and that’s how someone got naked photos of Dillish, but those rumours are not true and I haven’t had any laptop stolen. It’s sad that others want to capitalise on this beak-up,” he said.

Gaeseb added that right now he just wishes the rumours will end. “The pregnancies and the cheating rumours are all ridiculous. I wish people will give us our privacy and let it go now.”

By Gordon Joseph / The Namibian Sun


  1. I love Steve for protecting his woman. He has shown maturity and respect for her. Now that they are apart, that Lady who was the cause of the quarrel am sure is now happy.But Steve if you want to marry this girl why not do that now. Abi you be play boy Naija-Clor-Pocobia wants to know

  2. Go men, u are a true gentleman not all men can stand up for their women like that.

  3. salute Steven!! I like the way you reacted, all the best gentlemen

  4. Waooo! Dis steven na better pikin weh deserve better wife. Real gentel man and esabi protect him image, even as them get querrel, i nor use vexsation dey talk brabra. I dey solid behind u. U bi correct guy.

  5. Salute Steven are a real gentlemen and hope that we all follow in ur feet steps bra big up

  6. mmmh i like this guy so called Steven thumbs up

  7. Steve u are d man. To dillish if u want 2 start up another relationship learn how 2 trust ur man.N if u desire a 9ja guy u are welcome but make sure its leading some where.dis is nt d time 2 jump frm 1 man 2 another but 2 settle .don't let people distroy ur image bcus of ur actions in life.

  8. Omg!!! Steven plz cum marry me. U r the most gently man I ve ever seen in my life. My goodness...what??? So men like u r still in this world eh?

  9. I new dellish wil broke up with steve us women we forget thing so quickly steve do`t worry

  10. I never knew if there re 2ru man like u dear, those who protect their woman n say postiv things about them even aftr relationship ended, BRAVO