“If you want to date me, you have to spoil me,” she said.In brandishing this high-end brand of pampered independence, the sisters seemed to delight in rejecting society’s expectations of women’s roles.“Marriage and alimony are acceptable, but being single and letting a guy give you things is not,” Jyoti said. I don’t feel like I’m a piece of property.”The Matharoos’ growing notoriety, fueled largely by Instagram, made them particular favorites of Nigeria’s gossip blogs, which tracked their rumored relationships with the sort of savage coverage normally reserved for troubled royals.“Indian twin-menace: Nigeria’s most promiscuous sisters,” one headline declared in 2016: “Why billionaire housewives dread them.”The sisters received more scorn from social media commenters.“The road to Hell is paved with Birkin bags, promiscuity, sloth, Instagram photos, and vanity,” a commenter posted on a gossip blog thread entitled “High Paid Escorts/Prostitutes: Jyoti & Kiran Matharoo.” This thread runs for 220 pages — “more than some celebrities,” Kiran said, with pride.An entire wall is lined with more than 70 pairs of designer high-heeled shoes.Glass wardrobes display dozens of handbags and purses from brands like Hermès, Celine, Gucci and Saint Laurent.At the police station, the officers kept asking if the sisters owned a gossip website that had been spreading scandalous rumors about Nigerian elites — and about the sisters themselves.This site was among the blogs that had described them as prostitutes.
The next day, they said, officers brought them back to their hotel room, and took their passports, electronics and Nigerian currency worth more than ,000 from the safe. While they were in detention, the sisters said the police brought them to the home of Mr.“If you say more than one, you’re automatically considered a gold digger,” said Jyoti, though she admitted that the number is higher than one.“I’m attracted by the power of who they are, what they do and what position they are on the Forbes billionaire list.”Kiran described herself as an old-fashioned girl who simply likes to be courted.The sisters’ lives changed abruptly 10 years ago, when Jyoti, fresh out of college, met a Nigerian petroleum magnate.“He’s not a rapper with expensive watches,” said Jyoti. V.s drove them to his home, a heavily marbled mansion with a pool and a litany of servants.
“It’s generations and generations of money.”He flew both sisters on private jets to France and Greece and eventually to Nigeria, a destination they did not disclose to their strict parents. Kiran lazed away poolside while Jyoti accompanied her lover to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to play polo with a prince. “There wasn’t even a moment for us to be like, ‘Is this really happening?