Recently, an Instagram post of Shila Amzah has taken the internet by storm. In the post, the Malaysian songstress announced to the internet that her family’s home was also hit by the flash flood from last weekend (18th December).
However, that wasn’t the reason why the post piqued netizens’ interest. It was the announcement of the divorce between her and her soon to be ex-husband, Haris Idraki Elias that has shocked everyone.
And yesterday (23rd December), the singer of “Patah Seribu” updated with another Instagram post of her and her son, Seth Uwais. In the caption, she explained that her decision of filing for a divorce with Haris was not influenced by any other parties. She begged for people to not underestimate her capability of making a decision. She admitted that she might be easily influenced when she was younger, but not anymore, “Maybe back then, but now I take charge of my own life.”
She also explained that she had tried for years to fix the marriage between her and Haris. Unfortunately things didn’t work out and divorce was the last option. “Everyone wants to be happy. (I’m) just a normal human being,” she wrote in her caption. She also stated that she has taken her beloved son into account before making any decisions; especially when it came to this separation.
The post did not only explain the decision she made, but she has also advised mothers out there who are currently struggling with their marriage but are staying for the sake of their children. She urged mothers out there to leave if they are unhappy. Leaving isn’t easy, but staying together is worst. Shila stated how it would be unhealthy for the children to be brought up in an environment where the parents aren’t happy, “Trying to nurture our kids while we are suffering ourselves, it’s not a healthy environment for the kids growth.”
The road ahead won’t be easy for Shila, but we’re proud that she’s standing up for her own happiness and mental health.