Celebrated Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, candidly shared insights about her life and failed marriage to ex-husband, Chukwuma Orizu.
Speaking during an interview on the Goldroom with her colleague, Iyabo Ojo, the single mother revealed why her marriage to the father of her only child failed.
According to her, she fell out of love with her ex-husband despite his unwavering support for her. The mother of one said she became tired of the marriage because of pressure from her husband’s family members who were constantly asking her to quit acting.
She expressed her disengagement with her marriage due to the family’s objections to her pursuing her acting career. Angela underscored that her ex-husband was supportive but the family’s disapproval made her feel misunderstood and compelled to relinquish her aspirations.
She emphasized that her passion and dreams were being stifled, something her own parents never did to her.
The movie star stressed the importance of being in love within a marriage and warned against staying in a union without genuine affection, highlighting the prevalence of infidelity among women in such situations.
“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.See Also
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.”
This isn’t the first time she has addressed her divorce. In a previous interview, Angela emphasized that her ex-husband was a good person with a kind heart, but they faced challenges that eventually led to their separation.
n 2020, Angela conveyed her reluctance to remarry during an Instagram live session with her fans, citing her fear of the prospect of another unsuccessful marriage.
She articulated her aversion to being in a marriage that lacks tranquility, affirming her decision not to tread down the aisle again.