One of Nigeria’s most talented actresses, Ini Edo has opened up about the reason her marriage to her ex-husband Philip Ehiagwina failed.
During a recent interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels Television Rubbing Minds show, the Nollywood star who recently welcomed a baby girl via surrogacy disclosed that one of the factors that caused the collapse of her marriage was distance. She also spoke on family interference due to the fact that her ex-husband is the last child.
According to the 40-year-old mother of one, the nature of her job created some kind of distance between her and her ex and this did not give them the opportunity to understand each other.
She insisted that sometimes people think the character actors play on a movie set are who they really are and when they are confronted with the reality of the person’s true personality they can’t handle it.
“No matter the indifference or incompatibility, if you’re together in love, a lot of things can actually work out. Howbeit, you don’t get to work things out when there is no contact.
When you are with someone, and you can’t agree on certain things or find a common ground, I think being together could have actually helped us to understand each other better.
Most of the time, we attract the wrong people, sometimes for the wrong reasons. Because when people come to you because of what they see on TV, it’s hard for them to accept you considering the fact that you are just acting because that is your job. When they find out that it’s not the real you, it becomes a problem.
Marriage is an experience which I don’t regret. My husband met me as an actress. My job takes my time because naturally there are certain roles you are not allowed to play once you are married.
Even if your husband understands, his relatives might not understand. My husband is the last child, so family interference in the marriage was normal.
Marriage has taught me a lot of lessons, it made me wiser and stronger. I think it actually made me more mature. I don’t think I married too early, maybe I was a little bit in a hurry.”