Popular Nigerian movie star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has shared her marriage journey with her fans and followers.
In an interview with Chude, the actress, singer, philanthropist and former model gave her honest opinion and thoughts about the journey with her husband so far.
Omotola and her husband, Captain Ekeinde, who recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary have been one of Nollywood’s most beloved couple, and the actress has now opened up on some of her experiences so far in marriage.
Omotola, married Captain Matthew Ekeinde in (1996). The couple later held a white ceremony on board a Dash 7 aircraft while flying from Lagos to Benin in (2001), with close family and friends present. She gave birth to her first daughter on 30 March 1997.
On their different Career/Life Paths, she said;
“You have a journey, I chose to make that journey with you. With or without you, I will make my journey. With or without me, he will make his journey.
“So we both understand that I’m with you is not because I have to be with you. I’m with you because I choose to be with you. He’s with me because he chooses to be with me. So we respect each other’s choices, each other’s space, and each other’s wholesomeness.
On being able to keep the love going for the past 25 years, she said;
“He knows that I’m not with him because I love him all the time. I’m with him because God has given me a mandate to be by his side and vice versa so the time when I see him and I’m not so much in love with him, I report him to God. I’m like “Hey, what’s up now? Are you gonna make it come around?’”