Having crossed cultural boundaries and engaged a German girlfriend who is expecting, Byekwaso seems to have played his cards well so far
According to research, whether you adore your partner's parents or barely tolerate your in-laws, your rapport with them can have lasting effects on your romantic relationship.
In fact, it could even predict your odds of staying together over the long haul.
Having crossed cultural boundaries and engaged a German girlfriend who is expecting, Byekwaso seems to have played his cards well so far and is so far enjoying a good time, not only with his fiancée but also with his inlaws.
Having come from a culture where it is a taboo getting close to the in-laws, Byekwaso has no problems in Germany and freely interacts with them regularly.
"Here it is different we share visits. They can invite us and we can also invite them over a meal; when they invite you they take care of everything and vice-versa," Byekwaso noted.
"Here you can even hug and share a meal, the restrictions are in Uganda because of the cultural norms,"
While in Germany, the five-time Mr. Uganda champion has been under the care of the Harry and Claudia Klus family who he regards as his foster parents and who have helped him settle in the country. He met them in church and they liked him and also supported him during the time he was jailed
If it wasn't for the Coronavirus pandemic, Byekwaso was looking forward to continuing to perform and competing on the world stage and hasn't lost hope of bouncing back when the situation normalises.
"I will get back on stage after enough preparations because as a world champ, you can't just dive in straight back because all your competitors are aiming at displacing you, so you have to be well prepared," Byekwaso stated.
"Bodybuilding is my sport and age is still on my side so I will continue hoisting the Ugandan flag.
"The lockdown here has been eased and even bars are open, restaurants also open up to 10 pm; you can do anything here as long as you have your mask on," Byekwaso said.
He is currently trying to master the Germany language, having earlier completed his certification course as a personal trainer.
Transforming life trends have pushed many Ugandans into foreign territories for various reasons where cross-border marriages have become inevitable.