Iniobong Edo, a Nollywood actress, has finally disclosed why her first marriage ended in divorce.
Ini Edo was one of the Nollywood actresses who married at a young age. The film diva, who is also an actress, tried to balance her acting profession with her marriage, but everything fell apart a few years ago.
The actress revealed that one of the issues that contributed to the breakdown of her marriage was distance during a conversation with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels Television’s Rubbing Minds show. She claimed that the distance between her and her ex-husband prevented them from understanding each other.
“No matter the indifference or incompatibility, if you’re together in love, a lot of things can actually work out. Howbeit, you don’t get to work things out when there is no contact.
When you are with someone, and you can’t agree on certain things or find a common ground, I think being together could have actually helped us to understand each other better,” she reiterated.
“Most of the time, we attract the wrong people, sometimes for the wrong reasons. Because when people come to you because of what they see on TV, it’s hard for them to accept you considering the fact that you are just acting because that is your job. When they find out that it’s not the real you, it becomes a problem.
“Marriage is an experience which I don’t regret. My husband met me as an actress. My job takes my time because naturally there are certain roles you are not allowed to play once you are married. Even if your husband understands, his relatives might not understand. My husband is the last child, so family interference in the marriage was normal.
“Marriage has taught me a lot of lessons, it made me wiser and stronger. I think it actually made me more mature. I don’t think I married too early, maybe I was a little bit in a hurry.”
On dating Mike Godson, Edo said: “Mike is just a friend, and we get to work often. He is a friend to my siblings so we are just good friends. I have known him for a long time just like I have other friends in the industry. I could date an actor. I try not to put limits on what hasn’t happened yet. I happen to believe that anything is possible.”