CELEBRITY GIST — Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo Fespris who is a divorcee, has opened up on why she will never marry a poor man. Continue reading for the full gist and share your thoughts afterwards.
The Yoruba actress whose marriage crashed several years ago, and has since refused to remarry, recently told Punch Newspaper that she is now ready to give marriage a second chance.
She said, “If marriage comes along, yes I will consider it. Then, I used to say that I didn’t want to get married again because of the stress involved.”
Iyabo Ojo on not marrying a poor man
On not marrying a poor man, here’s what Iyabo Ojo said:
“Now, I have had a rethink. But I can’t marry a poor man. Some people will say I shouldn’t say that, but I am a blunt person. For someone like me, there is no love without money. I am a celebrity and I am
expected to maintain a certain lifestyle, which is expensive.”
“I have a lot of responsibilities . As a breadwinner and celebrity, how do you expect me to marry a poor man? Where do you expect us to start from?”
“I am not ready to add any man’s problems to mine. I don’t need the man to be very rich, but he must be able to feed himself and me. You don’t even have to cater for my other responsibilities.”
“We all have our defects. When you keep looking for an ideal man, a good one will pass you by. I just need a man who is responsible for himself first before me. Once he is hungry for success, every other thing will follow.”
“The kind of man I want in my life has to be more successful than me. When I bought my personal assistant a car , people said I didn’t want her to marry. I told them that I don’t expect her to marry someone who does not have a car as well.”
“You say what you want out of life; we shouldn’t deceive ourselves. It is a choice to die in poverty and I have chosen not to die in poverty. I cannot flow with someone who wants to die in poverty.”
Iyabo Ojo on her Ex-Husband
Here’s what Iyabo Ojo once said about her ex-husband whom she married at the age of 21:
“I relate with their father. I do not talk about it because I give respect to my children, it is their privacy and they want to keep it private. Like I said, we were not just compatible, I met him and in a very short period of time, we got married. We really did not have much time to date. I was 21 years old then. In less than three months, I was pregnant and in less than six months, I was married to him. It was a very short period of time.”
She continued further:
“We basically got married because of the pregnancy. We did not want to have the baby out of wedlock. We got married and we later discovered that there was some part of him that I did not like and there were certain things about me that he did not also like. We were not friends and that was the disadvantage.”
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