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“I married my destiny supporter” Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde intimates on married life

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and family

Popular Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in a recent interview opens up on her having a successful marriage.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and husband celebrate 20th wedding anniversary

Speaking with Naij, she revealed that the key to having a successful marriage is marrying your friend.

According to her, “I am just thankful. I am married to my friend, my destiny supporter. There is no relationship without its challenges. 20 years and some people said OMG you guys must be without stress. I just want people to know that if you are determined to do it in life and you are determined to make it you will make it. You have troubles generally in life with your parents, with your siblings so it’s a normal thing. Don’t use every opportunity of a quarrel in a relationship or with your spouse to justify the fact that everybody says marriage is hard.

“It is not any harder I think than any other relationship we have in life with your business partners or with your siblings. I understand that there are some relationships that have more challenges. If there is any form of abuse involved I think they should find their way out quickly but if there is no abuse or any other thing you can hang in. Leaving that I have had good times with my spouse, just be friends that’s what matters must,” she further said.

Omotola and husband

Omotola and husband, Captain Matthew

Also speaking about her beauty regime and what it means to her, “I think for women beauty is in confidence. If you are a confident woman and understand your self-worth I think you are beautiful. And that’s why sometimes you see some girls that you think visually they are not aesthetically beautiful but any time they walk into a room everybody turn it because of her confidence. So beauty to a woman and even men is knowing yourself well, understanding your body and working with what you have. Most women don’t have everything even I don’t have everything but there are some things that you have. Ghandour Cosmetics is all about hair and you now for a woman your face is the first thing someone sees. Your face is your introduction and your hair is the crown of the face.

The Nigerian actress has been involved in pro-development projects over the years and is currently an  ambassador to the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) and an Amnesty International activist.




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