“Why I fell out of love with my ex-husband” Angela Okorie opens up on her crashed marriage
Angela Okorie, the Nollywood actress and singer, has shared insights into the dissolution of her marriage with Chukwuma Orizu. During a conversation with Iyabo Ojo on the Goldroom with Iyabo Ojo podcast, she disclosed that the primary reason for the separation was her falling out of love with her ex-husband.
Despite acknowledging her ex-husband’s unwavering support, Angela emphasized that the decision to divorce stemmed from issues with his family and their stringent rules. She elaborated that her former in-laws disapproved of her involvement in the entertainment industry, hindering her pursuit of acting and other aspirations.
Angela pointed out that this contrasted sharply with the support she received from her own parents, who never impeded her dreams. Consequently, despite the love she received from her husband, Angela chose to leave the marriage in order to protect and pursue her aspirations without restriction.
“She said, “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.
“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. 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.”
This isn’t the first time, she has spoken out on her failed marriage. In a past interview, she maintained that her marriage wasn’t abusive as her ex was a nice guy with a good heart. However, he had his problems to fix and there are lots of things that come with marriage.