Popular Nollywood actress Angela Okorie opens up about the difficult decision to end her marriage with her ex-husband, shedding light on the deeply personal reasons behind her choice.
Angela Okorie reveals that it was a gradual process, acknowledging that she “fell out of love” with her ex husband, Chukwuma Orizu.
The single mother claimed that she grew weary of her marriage as a result of persistent pressure from her husband’s relatives to give up entertainment.
Angela Okorie revealed this in a recent podcast, hosted by her colleague, Iyabo Ojo.
She stated that despite having the full support of her ex husband, she still didn’t find peace and fulfilment staying married in the family.
In her words:
“I won’t advise anybody to be in a marriage when you’re not in love with the man. I think that’s the reason a lot of women cheat. In this Lekki, you have too many women who cheat in their marriages.
“For me, I fell out of love. The man [my ex-husband] was a good man. I fell out of love because of what his family was doing. The family didn’t want me to continue acting. They didn’t want me to do anything acting. They were like, ‘If we are going to marry you, you’ll stop doing entertainment.’ And I will be like, ‘Even my mum can’t even stop me. That is my life. Do you know how many years it took me?’
He [my ex-husband] was in support of me. He doesn’t even stress me but because of the whole saga, it was like I was in a place where the people didn’t even understand my vision. They don’t understand what I’m chasing. You need to chase it with me. This is what your wife wants. You can’t kill my dream. This is what I’ve worked for so many years to get here. So, you can’t just wake up and say, “Because you want to marry me, give up on my dreams.”