“Why I friend-zoned my husband for over one year” – Adesua Etomi
Prominent Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi recently revealed the reasons behind her decision to place her now-husband, Banky W, in the friend zone for more than a year before eventually agreeing to marry him.
She shared insights into the initial stages of their relationship during her Sunday address at the Waterbrooks Church in Lagos.
As a mother of one, she emphasized that one of the key factors leading to her friend-zoning Banky W was her belief that, at that point in time, she had not received a clear divine confirmation regarding whether he was the right life partner for her.
She said …
“I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I have heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘my life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and half ago has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and sex and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W interjected: “No, leave s.x. Don’t take it away [laughs].”
You’d recall that the celebrity couple got married, in a glamorous wedding, on November 19, 2017. They birthed their first child, Hazaiah, in January 2021 and subsequently unveiled his face to the public a year later.