Nollywood actress, Steph-Nora Okere in an interview with City People Magzine recently, spoke about her failed relationship with fellow actor, Lanre Falana.
She talked about why she wants to stay single. She opened up on why her marriage to the actor failed, saying she is married to Jesus until a good man comes around.
When asked if she is married, she replied ”No! I am very single.”
She continued saying,
”Not at all, the press got me married. The press got me married on papers. Let me explain it, let me say I was in the process of getting married but ended up not getting married. Where I come from, there is the process of marriage when you start the process, the Ibo people will go and make research on the other person’s background and If they find out negative things about the man or woman’s family, that means they will put an immediate stop to the marriage. That was what happened in my own case.”
”A lot of people have been saying I was married, I was married but we didn’t really get through our marriage. I think that is like in the past, which is like 10 years ago. I really wish to forget about it.”
She opened up about her failed marriage saying,
”I was never married but the Press got me married as I said. I was involved in a marriage process which got truncated along the line. Marriage begins with paying the woman’s dowry, traditional and white wedding. All these did not take place. My family didn’t support marrying a man who kept one woman in one place and plans keeping another one in another place. I attend Catholic church and the marriage process in Catholic, begins with the intended couples tendering a marriage certificate issued by a court to the church. This was the main reason we were in court in the first place.
According to her, she said, ”It was based on personal conduct and irreconcilable differences. We were not living together, we had an introduction where his family and mine were introduced to each other only. This was the beginning of our problem. For us to discover that we were not compatible. Our court marriage was in July and he went abroad in September only for him to be back a year and half later.”
”Thank God that the marriage didn’t work out otherwise I would have been an unhappy woman and I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover.
I hope to marry again when a good man comes but for now I am married to Jesus.’‘ she added when asked if she would accept him back if he comes begging