Angela Okorie, a popular Nollywood actress, has given reasons she called it quits with her marriage to Chukwuma Orizu.
According to the mother of one, she walked out of the marriage because she “fell out of love” with her estranged husband.
Speaking in a recent podcast interview by Iyabo Ojo, her fellow Nollywood actress, she lamented that her husband’s family members mounted constant pressures on her, demanding that she quit acting, a proposition she didn’t even want to entertain.
“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,” Okorie said.
“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.”
Okorie felt her husband should pursue her dream with her.
She added: “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.”