Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Says She ‘Didn’t Love Her Husband At First’
Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has opened up on her relationship with husband and says: “If I had not married him, I would not have married anyone else.”
The actress who has been married for 16 years says she didn’t love him at first. She loved his maturity but for him, it was love at first sight.
“I always tell people that when I met him. I was not in love with him but he says for him it was love at first sight so I had to grow to love him. I was attracted to him because of his maturity. I saw the ability for him to see me. I mean, he knows me more than I know myself. It is just weird I can’t explain. You just can’t get it. But he feels my pain, it is easy for him.” She explains.
Talking about scandals, Omotola paints her husband as a very understanding man and the scandals make her life more interesting. She says: “It would have been extremely painful if my husband takes things to heart, then it would have been a roller coaster ride for me and then I have to go through the problem again and again. God has been great you know, ‘the guy no get wahala.”
Omotola recounts the time she met him claiming she had just lost her father and was traumatised emotionally when he came along with a ray of hope and charming nature.
“In those days I was young so there were ways I particularly handle things that were immature so I would snap very fast because I was short-tempered. So many people will think I was very difficult even my mother. But he would tell her to leave me alone. Even then, my mother will say ‘you will not marry, there is no one that will marry you,’’
She even says her level of spirituality is influenced by her husband: “I have even gone closer to Christ because of his exemplary behavior and the way he handles things. With the maturity I find in him, I can admire that and then emulate him. That is the connection and the way I have been able to live with him.”
When asked if she considers hersef a doting mother, she offeres: “In my own mind yes. In fact my kids think I am their situation too much. So I am thinking that if I was around, they would have run away from the house. I feel I am a very hands on mum in fact I just got back from Ghana and they were telling me that I am always on the phone with them. Even though my husband is always around, I know what they are doing every minute. I think I am a bit too strict with them maybe because I am taking after my mother. She was a disciplinarian to the core.”