A lifetime of love: The Jay Naidoo and Lucie Pagé Love story

Inspired by love, Joanne Joseph takes a journey with a powerful couple whose seven-day love affair blossomed into a lifetime of love. In this episode, anti-Apartheid activist Jay Naidoo and award-winning writer and journalist, Lucie Pagé share their love story. Subscribe to the Journeys with Joanne Joseph podcast, here.

Their relationship with their mothers is what drew them closer together, having met after the launch of the ANC Youth League back in 1990.

What they thought was just a seven-day love affair, ended up being a lifetime of love.

I always thought I'd die at 36 because that was life... and, actually I was like a machine I had no time for personal relationships. I remember telling Lucy at the beginning that you know, 80% of my life and is dedicated towards fighting for justice.

Jay Naidoo

No… you had said 95% of your life is for that and 5% is were sleeping. I remembered it very well, Naidoo but I still went for you… the first time he take me out for supper, he opens his wallet, it’s empty, he says – oh sorry, can you pay? I still went for him.

Lucie Pagé

I was my Rite of Passage to find my heart, to find the life that I had to have outside of the struggle and, I always credit Lucy with making me more human and making me more in touch with myself.

Jay Naidoo

Jay ends off the conversation with a beautiful thought.

Even in a moment when your partner is feeling down, she doesn't need advice, she needs someone to listen, she needs a shoulder to cry on and, I think often in a men fall into the trap of always trying to solve a problem. Sometimes, the best thing is just to learn to hold your partner.

Jay Naidoo

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