Single-again Lalla speaks her mind on men and relationships
Sassy Lalla Hirayama is single again.
“I’ve been single for two months now. I’m a whole, single woman,” Hirayama told City Press at the Nedbank Gold Challenge in Sun City this week.
Then she rhapsodised: “All the single ladies! All the single ladies!”
Asked what happened in her life then, she paused and laughed: “I’m trying to be politically correct here, when I say all men are crazy, there is no other way of saying it.”
Hirayama wasn’t ready to share the reason behind her break-up, only saying the relationship “was not right”.
In June, rumours surfaced that the TV star was head over heels with New York-based personal trainer and life coach Matthew Evans. She confirmed it two months later by posting a picture on Instagram wishing Evans a happy birthday. She also showed off cosy pictures of the two of them kissing. “I thought he would be the one. You don’t date a guy if you don’t think he is the one. I was hopeful. But things do happen.” Last December, Hirayama called it quits with her longtime boyfriend Chris Nkosi after five years. Hirayama, the face of M-Net Movies, says she has realised that the single life is the best way to go right now, due to all her travelling, but she admits it hasn’t been easy.
“Travelling is fantastic and I’m enjoying it, although it’s taxing. But it’s an incredible problem to have,” she says with a grin.
She has been travelling overseas for seven months with her M-Net show Lalla Land. The most important thing she has learnt is that South Africa is an “incredible country” and “we are lucky people, warm and friendly”.
“Then you go to Europe, you realise people just need a hug; they are really depressed. We don’t have as much as they have, but we are happier than they are,” she says.