The troubles with celebrities sustaining their marriages have remained an issue over time around the world and Nigeria is no exception.
Nollywood actress Uche Iwuji who was once married to Juwon Lawal has spoken on the issue in a new chat with HipTV, adding that she is grateful for the people she’s worked with in the past and their belief in her.
She also credits God for her ability to stay relevant in the entertainment industry despite taking a break.
The entertainer also advised the people to give marriage their all as it’s not an affair to be rushed into.
Uche iwuji talks marriage, new projects and more
Recall that Uche Iwuji and Juwon Lawal got married on Friday, November 16, 2012 but separated after 15 months owing to reported infidelity on the part of the actress.
According to Encomium, the pair split in February, 2014 after Iwuji reportedly got into an illicit affair with an unnamed bank MD. This reportedly led to irreconcilable differences between the couple.
In January 2016, she spoke to Vanguard on her absence from the social scenes and the entertainment industry, explaining that her life changed as a result of her marriage, separation and motherhood.
She also stated that her marriage failed owing to lack of understanding between the both of them.
She said: “[I have not been around in public places and] this is simply because my life has changed. I got married, separated, and has a child. I am re branding myself and that is why I have left the public scene. That doesn’t really mean I have left showbiz but only took some time out for my family. I am fully back but not as the former Uche Iwuji, I am a new Uche Iwuji.”
She also added that as a single lady she used to go out a lot even though she’s now resolved to play more roles in the life of her son hence her absence from the social scene.
According to the actress, the task of being a single mother hasn’t been easy.
She also touched on how she’s abstained from sex for some time as a result of her split with Lawal.
She said: “I am sex starved for now but I don’t really long for it. I have been without sex for a while now.”
Having spent 15 years in the Nigerian movie industry, Iwuji has over the years garnered a huge fan base even though everything changed in the wake of her marriage, absence from the scene.
She has also been smeared with several controversies involving leaked nude photos and whatnot. Iwuji, who started acting in 2000, graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Sociology.