The Nigerian couple, Monday & Rose, who went viral last week after a video of them dancing joyfully to the altar to dedicate their child was posted online, has come out to speak on their incredible love story.
The couple, Monday Itu and his 24-year-old wife, Rose John warmed the hearts of Nigerians last week when videos of them dancing joyfully before the altar in a church in Delta state to dedicate their second child, surfaced online.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Rose, who has two kids with Itu disclosed that she and her hubby dated for five years and that they met when she was 19-years-old. Rose said when their relationship became very serious, she took him to her family house and they vehemently opposed her choice of a man for marriage, citing his disability. She narrated:
”My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. We started dating when I was 19-year-old. I was in senior secondary school two (SS2) when I met him.
The first time he talked to me, I turned down his advances. The next day, he sent his friends to Ughelli, Delta state, where I was living at the time to plead with me on his behalf. It was at that point that I agreed to date him. After that, he came to meet me and we got along in a serious relationship.
When I took my boyfriend to my family house, they felt bad. They even slapped and cursed me before chasing both of us away from the compound.
They were questioning why I chose to marry such person when there is no one in the family with similar condition. So, they insisted that I cannot marry the man but I told them that he is the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with.”
Rose said she has no regret tying the knot with Itu despite the fact that he is not financially buoyant. She said:
“I don’t see my husband as someone with disability or without complete body. I have not had any regret being in a relationship with him because he is caring, supportive, and knows how to make me happy with sweet words. I don’t really consider the fact that he has no money to give me.”
Monday described Rose as a blessing to him, adding that his life would have been miserable without her.
”If my wife isn’t with me, life would have been miserable for me. When she agreed to date me, I didn’t have money and it’s not like I have much to give her even now, but she is still with me.
I can’t fathom what really makes her love me that much. It’s something I cannot comprehend but I believe it’s God’s way of doing things.”
Watch the video clip from their interview Here.