Renowned Nollywood actress Angela Okorie candidly discusses the challenging decision to end her marriage with her ex-husband, providing insight into the deeply personal motivations that led to her choice.
Angela Okorie discloses that the decision to end her marriage was a gradual process, acknowledging that she gradually “fell out of love” with her ex-husband, Chukwuma Orizu.
As a single mother, she recounts feeling fatigued in her marriage due to consistent pressure from her husband’s relatives, urging her to abandon her career in entertainment.
In a recent podcast hosted by her colleague Iyabo Ojo, Angela Okorie shared that despite having her ex-husband’s complete support, she still couldn’t find peace and fulfillment within the confines of the marriage.
In her own 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.”
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