Nigerian actress, movie producer and entrepreneur, Blessing Jessica Obasi popularly known as Ije Baby, when it comes to the matters of the heart, age is just a number.
The actress cum producer is happily married to her younger colleague, Stan Nze. In a recent interview with Daily Sun, Blessing now Mrs. Nze was asked to weigh between age and love because marrying a young lover must have been quite a tough decision.
On why and how she ended up marrying her younger lover, she said,
“Age is just a number, what matters is the two hearts that beat as one. I never saw marrying a colleague coming my way. Absolutely not. Never.
I never would have imagined that I’d get married to my colleague or even anyone in entertainment because I used to think men in entertainment cannot stay with one woman, they are cheats. I saw them as promiscuous people and so I never saw it coming at all.”
When asked to mention three things, she would like to change about her husband, Mrs Nze said,
“well, I’d say absolutely nothing. I’m happy with the peace that I enjoy with my husband and he is a man that daily strives to be better. I’m not aiming at changing anything, absolutely not.”
As a married woman, Blessing Nze reveals her greatest fear,
“When people get married, they get so comfortable. It feels like a box that has been ticked but they are not really interested in servicing it as such. You’ve ticked the box and you’ve moved on so what else? So, I think my greatest fear will be not really nurturing my home, keeping and building my home to be that place I always want to come back to and make it a safe place for my husband.
Sometimes, you see some couples fight like enemies and you begin to question why because, they used to be in love. So, what went wrong? Like my husband will always say, this one that this love is just doing us, hope tomorrow we would not later say ‘go to your tent O Isreal’ and I just say,” we don’t need to work too hard to make this thing, we are already here.” And the next thing would be motherhood, that’s what the world expects of you.
With all these fears that will come because I’m a human being, I put all my trust in God because he is our foundation, He’s our essence, He’s everything to us and no matter how tough things get, ‘las las’ I go back to Him to say, God, you are the foundation of this thing, this home and marriage was built upon the solid rock which is, you, Jesus Christ and you alone will teach and navigate this journey with me. So, I’m taking it one day at a time asking the Holy Spirit to help me.”