- A Date Rush contestant, Ali, has disclosed that his family has disowned him for participating in the show
- He said his parents had constantly warned him since he was a child against pursuing any career path that would put him in the limelight
- The young man said he is not perturbed about the treatment from his family as he would not allow anyone to stop him from becoming whatever he wants
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Ali, one of the popular contestants of TV3’s Date Rush show, has revealed that his family has disowned him for participating in the show.
He said some of his family members have cut all communication ties with him, and have also influenced other members not to associate with him.
Ali said the family members have expressed disappointment in him for going to look for love on national television, something that is against their culture as Muslims.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanacelebrities.com.
According to him, right from infancy, his family has discouraged him from pursuing any career that would put him in the limelight, precisely coming on TV.
He disclosed that he received a strict warning never to venture into the entertainment industry when he started acting at an early stage.
“My family has not refrained from warning me not to go close to anything that would put me on TV. They have threatened to disown me if I should do that and up till now, they are not talking with me because I took part in Date Rush,” Ali reportedly narrated.
Despite the hostility from his family, Ali said he is least perturbed because he would not allow anybody to stop him from becoming what and who he wants to be.
Meanwhile, Ali and his date, Shemimah, have been making the headlines since their episode was aired.
They were spotted in a video enjoying each other's company at an interview, with Ali resting his head on Shemimah's back.
It also came to the fore that Shemimah already has a child before going on Date Rush.
Ali expressed shock at this information because Shemimah did not disclose that on the show.
Shemimah has opened up on the matter after one man came out to claim that she is his wife.