Nigerian star actress, Blessing Jessica Obasi, has shared her account of marrying later in life, highlighting the challenges she faced due to societal norms and expectations.
The actress cum producer is happily married to her younger colleague, Stan Nze, who is ten (10) years younger than her. The lovebirds welcomed their first child together last year.
In a heartfelt message posted on her Instagram page, the mother of one expressed how she felt like an outsider for years in a society that often values a woman’s worth based on her marital status.
However, she emphasized that her decision to marry at an older age was a deliberate choice, representing a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and defiance against societal pressures.
Mrs Nze described the pressure and stigma she encountered as burdensome shadows that haunted her, yet in moments of solitude, she found the strength to persevere.
In her words:
“You know, I had to jump on this conversation because after several years of feeling like an outsider in a world that often equates a woman’s worth with her marital status, I’ve finally stepped into a chapter that I crafted on my own terms.
Getting married at an older age wasn’t just a choice; it was a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and breaking free from societal norms that tried to dictate my happiness.See Also
The pressure and stigma were like unwelcome shadows, whispering doubts and casting long, lonely nights. But in those moments of solitude, I found strength.
I learned that love isn’t a race, nor is marriage a trophy for early achievement. It’s about finding someone who understands the chapters of your past and wants to write the future ones with you.
So here I am, not a bride of youthful naivety, but a woman adorned in the wisdom of her years, ready to embark on a shared journey of love, respect, and partnership. And to those still walking their path, remember: your life, your pace, your story. Embrace it.
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