“Why I stayed in an abusive marriage despite being abused on our wedding night” — Actress Foluke Daramola reveals
Foluke Daramala-Salako reveals why she chose to remain in an abusive marriage with her former husband Tunde Sobowale.
Foluke who has been married to him for 3 years stated in a TVC interview that she witnessed clear signs of abuse on their wedding night.
She claimed that her husband had abused her but she did not immediately end the marriage because she feared public criticism.
She was afraid of what others would say about her if she divorced after just a few weeks of marriage.
When she finally left her marriage in 2008, she said that some people insulted her despite knowing the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband.
The 45-year-old thespian has since remarried her second husband Kayode Salako.
“My first marriage, on the night of my wedding was when I noticed abuse. But because of what people will say… And God has already orchestrated it because my wonderful kids are from the marriage.
“When I finally decided to step out [of the marriage], people did not understand why I stepped out. But I understood that I needed to go. A lot of people did not receive it well, but if I hadn’t stepped out, if I had died there, by now I would have been a forgotten case.
“So, it is better for people not to accept my reality or my truth but I accept my own truth than for me to lose my life in the process of trying to prove to the world what I’m going through.”