Veteran Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus in a recent interview with popular media personality, Teju Babyface, has opened up about one of her marriages, which lasted only eight months.
Damasus, who was a choir member at the time, said that she and her friend were not meant to be married. She described them as “fantastic friends” but said that they “didn’t work” as a couple.
The actress said that she and her best friend were pressured into getting married by their church, even though they were not meant to be together. She described the marriage as a “mistake” and said that they “m*ssed it up.”
“It lasted eight months. Biggest mistake of my life because the guy was amazing. But he was my friend, my best friend. And religion is what caused that problem that made us marry when we were not supposed to be married. We were supposed to be very good friends because as my friend, he was awesome. But as a married couple, we didn’t work. We just m*ssed it up. And we knew it.
The Nollywood diva added that she was pressured into marriage by her church, which told her that it was “God’s will” for them to be together. She said that she now believes that she was “wrong” to give in to the pressure.
She said that they parted ways amicably and still have a good relationship. She said “So when we went our separate ways, we were like out of love and respect for each other, let’s just leave it. We don’t talk about it, we just leave it so that at least we can still say, hello, are you okay? How are you?”