“I went through h*ll” Pierra Makena opens up on struggles as a single first time mum

Nothing beats being a mum but the sad reality is that, life as mum is tough, demanding and can leave you drained especially the first 3 years. So imagine being a single mum without a supportive baby daddy to chip into daily expenses!

Pierra Makena with all grown up daughter

Well, this is a life DJ Pierra Makena understands so well after her alleged baby daddy, Jomo Gacega dumped her while still pregnant. According to an interview done by Pierra Makena a few years ago;  baby daddy had already moved on by the time she discovered she was pregnant. Wow. Speaking about this she said;

DJ Pierra Makena and daughter Ricca Pokot

He had moved on and dating by the time I discovered that I was pregnant and didn’t want to disrupt what they had just because I was pregnant…he started dating while we were not together so it’s all good.

Struggles of a single mum

However during a new interview on Chat Spot, Pierra Makena opened up about life as a single mum; and judging from what she says, life hasn’t been as easy as she thought. Speaking about her experience, Makena said;

I went through hell trying to figure out how to be a single mum how the bills will be paid. There was so much going on and I couldn’t work. I was going through a lot of pressure and trauma. I also could feel I had become heavy and I could not do the things I used to do.

Weight gain

Apart from having to deal with the fact that she was now a single mum; Pierra went on to address the body shaming comments she received after gaining 45kgs after pregnancy.

Sassy female DJ Pierra Makena with daughter

The popular DJ says she moved from 50kgs to 94kgs – which is common with a few new mums; but in her case, she had to face harsh trolls from fans criticizing her body. She went on to add;

I used to be 50 and shot to 94 kgs, One day I woke up and found a whole newspaper column written about how I had added weight That is why I addressed it. It was hard but I have gone back to where I used to be. Those people who body shame people are cowards.”