A 59-year-old billionaire, Ned Nwoko has revealed one of the reasons why he married Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, thereby causing quite a stir.
Recall that Ned Nwoko’s marriage to Regina last year was met with public jest over a number of reasons but especially owing to the age difference between the two.
In a weekend interview with Punch, Ned has now revealed that although he liked the new mum the moment he saw her, it was learning that she was a virgin that ultimately convinced him to marry her as he has a thing for virgins. That comment has now got social media buzzing, and it’s not in favor of Mr. Ned.
According to Ned who just welcomed a child with 20-year-old Regina, he already made up his mind never to marry a woman who is not a virgin. He disclosed that he married all his wives as virgins just like he married Regina Daniels as one.
Read excerpts from the interview below:
I met you and your family playing football and lawn tennis. Is this how you unwind with your family?
Every Sunday afternoon, we all come together and engage in different sports, including tennis, swimming and squash. We also visit the gymnasium. I believe there is no better way of getting one’s family together. Engaging in sports is very important for physical and mental well-being. In my family, it is part of our lifestyle.
Many successful people don’t have time for their families. How are you able to manage your schedule in a way that you spend adequate time with your family?
My family has always been my priority. Even if you speak to my older kids in London (United Kingdom), they would tell you the same thing.
You got married to a popular actress, Regina Daniels. Why her?
Why not Regina? When I met her, I didn’t even know who she was because I don’t watch movies, whether British, Nigerian, or American.
Also, I am not a social media person. Up until that time, I didn’t have Facebook or Instagram accounts. So, I didn’t know about Regina until she came to my house with her family on a tour.
My house in the village (Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State) is a tourist attraction of sorts.
I liked her when I saw her, especially when I found out that she was from that place. I had always wanted to have somebody (a wife) from my side.
We were introduced to each other and one thing led to another. That was when I found out she is a very decent girl.
I have always said that I wouldn’t marry anybody who isn’t a virgin and that is very important to me. When I found out that she was a virgin, it reinforced my decision to marry her. I married all my wives as virgins.
There were reports that her father opposed your marriage to her. Is that true?
When I met her, I didn’t meet her father and she never spoke about him. I was made to understand that she and her mother had been estranged from him since she (Regina) was six years old. However, I have always tried to make her understand that at some point, she should try to reach out to her father. I will also try to do that and I’m hopeful that we would succeed in no time.
Some people are scared of marrying actresses because they feel they are in the public eye. What convinced you to take that decision?
At her age and with her popularity, she was very decent and she is still the same. She is a homely person that loves being with her family life and she is not the party type.
Some Nigerians talked about the age disparity between both of you. Did that bother you?
Age doesn’t matter; it is only in one’s mind. As long as somebody is an adult, age is never an issue in anything I do.