Guess what Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo is saying about love and marriage
Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo in a recent interview spoke on the wrong reasons why people get married. She likened it to her reason for getting married and how it affected the duration of her marriage. She also corrected the wrong perception people have about her celebrity status being the cause of her marriage failure.
She said, “If I had problems with my marriage, it had nothing to do with my acting profession. I wasn’t even a star when I got married. And when I got out of my marriage, I still wasn’t a star. Up until I got married, I’d only featured in one film and I pulled out of the industry the moment I got married. I was a full-time housewife and businesswoman. I actually chose to come back into acting because I had started having issues with my marriage and knew it wasn’t making me happy.”
In her view you must not be able to define the reason you love someone to the extent of marriage. What do you think about her thoughts below?
“And I knew that wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life. People tend to marry for specific reasons, and as far as I am concerned, you mustn’t be able to define the reason you love someone to the extent of marriage. Once you get married for a reason, then there is a problem. I got married because I was pregnant. That was a reason.”
She pointed out that men get married to female celebrities because of their celebrity status.
“My husband married me because I was pregnant for him; that was also a reason. Most men get married to ladies in the industry because of the celebrity aura around them, only to realize that there is a lot to marriage than that.
“They also discover that in reality, these ladies aren’t as perfect as the screens project them and then the men cannot get used to the ego that comes with the profession and typically want to be the man and break those wings. And if the woman is such that wouldn’t be tamed, then there is a crisis and a collision.”…. which is called a head-on collision in physics.“
The 38-year-old actress is blessed with two kids, Festus and Priscilia and separated from the father of her kids about 10 years ago.