I told God to make me run mad if I hit my wife – Junior Pope
Junior Pope, a Nollywood actor, has made a vow to God and what consequences he will face if he hits Jennifer Awele his wife.
Junior Pope made this disclosure after being questioned about marital problems and the lessons he learned over the many years of their marriage.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch, he disclosed that their marriage wasn’t rosy in the first year. He recounted how he borrowed his wife’s gold jewelry to borrow money from an aboki.
He said; “Back then it seemed like it wasn’t working, it was not easy at all. I have not mentioned it before but to the glory of God, today let me share this. After I got married, the first year was not rosy; I collected my wife’s gold jewelry and used it to borrow money from aboki. So, I give Him the glory for giving me a patient wife.
“Why would I want to touch a woman like this? God forbid. One thing I told myself and God is that the day I lay my hands on my wife, let me run mad. Instead, I walk away”, he answered after being asked if he has gone to the limit of hitting his wife.
While explaining how he combines fame with being a family man, Junior Pope said;
“My dad taught me all even though he didn’t spare the rod to spoil me. I grew up with a disciplinarian, so you need to pick from all areas and add up. So, the part I didn’t see in my dad is what I am giving to my children and that is the playful part. This is how I try to balance the equation. As a celebrity, you must know where you are coming from. Once you let this celebrity thing get into your head, then you are heading for a fall. Imagine as big as Mercy Johnson is, and the way she is so humble to her husband, why will their home have a problem?