Lee Ann Bernard
Lee Ann Bernard
Born (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986 (age 35)
Known forBeing a news reader
ChildrenWhitney, Corey, and Winnie
Websitewww.instagram.com/leeann_bernard25/

Lee Ann Bernard is a Zimbabwean television personality. She is a former news anchor for ZBC.

Background

Her parents are pastors. Her father is a Bishop and her mother is a Pastor.[1]

Age

Lee Ann Bernard was born on 25 December 1986.[1]

Marriage & Divorce

At the age of 25, she got married to a pastor in her parent's ministry. Lee Ann Bernard said the marriage was abusive and told a publication that:

To begin with I was in an abusive relationship with the father of my daughter before I got married at the age of 25. I thought getting married would rescue me from the abuse. He was a married man and I couldn’t move on because he controlled every step of my life. So when I met this young gentleman whom I knew from my high school days I thought “This is it.” He was 28 when we got married. A week before our engagement he was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend over a money dispute. I dismissed it as her just being bitter over our upcoming wedding. When you are in love you are often blind to the signs. Just 6 weeks into the marriage he started being verbally abusive and it eventually escalated to physical abuse.

[1]

Children

She has three children; Whitney, Corey, and Winnie.[1]

Personal Life

Engagement

In January 2022, Lee Anne Bernard announced that she was engaged to Lincoln Benyure. She told H-Metro that they had moved in together after the engagement.

After she tweeted news of the engagement, she received backlash from Twitter users who said she had "snatched" someone else's husband. The claims started after a Twitter user @ministermjolo said the man Lee Ann Bernard was saying was her lover was married with kids and even have a 3 week old baby.

Asked if her fiance had broken up with his ex-lover Bernard said:

“His break-up was never my business. I told him I have nothing to do with his past, so we never discussed heartbreaks.”

[2]

On 12 January 2022 Benyure tweeted saying he had indeed dated the lady and they had a child together. He denied that he was married. He wrote:

"I'm back and I feel like I should set the record straight. I do not deny that we dated and that she has my child. We didn't get married or did I pay any bridal price to her people. If there's a marriage certificate I'd really wanna see it."

[3]

On 18 February 2022, Lee Ann Bernard announced that she and Lincoln Benyure had gone their separate ways. She tweeted:

Linc and I have decided to go our separate ways amicably...it surely was a very short journey of love 💘 . Let love lead ♥. I wish him well and have no regrets whatsoever. cheers to another chapter in my life!!!!

[4]

Career

ZBC

On 16 May 2021, Lee Ann Bernard announced on Twitter that she had read her last bulletin on on ZBC TV. She did not reveal her next career move or reveal if she was fired or if her contract had expired.[5]

Uebert Angel

After leaving ZBC, Lee Ann Bernard became the Public Relations Manager and PA in the office of Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large to the Americas and Europe, Uebert Angel. On August 23 2021, she announced she was leaving her post as Uebert Angel's Public Relations Manager and PA.

WINCOBRANDS

Lee Ann Bernard and her sister run WINCOBRANDS which is named after Bernard's three children; Whitney, Corey, and Winnie.[1]

Social Media and Contacts

Awards

  • Winner- SADC Success Awards 2020 Best News Anchor Award[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lee Ann Bernard on Speaking Out, Letting Go and Finding the Courage to Walk Away, Divas Inc, Published: December 10, 2020, Retrieved: December 26, 2020
  2. Latwell Nyangu, Wedding bells for TV star. . . Lovers now living together, H-Metro, Published: January 13, 2022, Retrieved: January 19, 2022
  3. [https://twitter.com/Gurulinc/status/1481271762495188998 𝙈𝙝𝙤𝙛𝙪 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙘 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙣g], Twitter, Published: January 12, 2022, Retrieved: January 19, 2022
  4. Lee Ann Cara, Twitter, Published: February 18, 2022, Retrieved: February 18, 2022
  5. Lee Ann Bernard, Twitter, Published: May 16, 2021, Retrieved: May 17, 2021