26-year-old popular Nigerian actress and model, Osas Ajibade Ighodaro, whose husband is also fellow actor, Gbenro Ajibade, has expressed worry over comments that he married her for selfish reasons.
Ighodaro, who was born in the The Bronx, New York, United States, debunked rumours that Ajibade married her so as to obtain a green card permit. She insisted her husband was different from what people thought of him.
In a chat with Genevieve magazine, the mother-of-one said, “Being in the limelight, I hear different things and I wouldn’t be human if some of them didn’t get to me; especially the comments people made about how he is only with me because he wants a green card.
“That was very hurtful because people don’t understand the love we have for each other. Everybody likes a good life. Who no like better tin? If he is able to get a green card for being with me, then that is a blessing but for people to assume that that is the only reason he is with me is very hurtful.
“Gbenro has had different opportunities in his life and he could have made that ‘green card’ happen a long time ago. He always tells me that he had never envisioned himself being in love and in a relationship until he met me. He thought he might just end up having a baby mama.
“I didn’t ask him to marry me. He asked me to take this journey with him. People can talk all they want,” she added.
Speaking further on why she kept her pregnancy a secret from the social media before delivery, the actress said, “This is my first child and I do not want people’s opinions or judgment at this time. I have friends in the industry who were judged heavily when they were pregnant and it is not easy.
“I want to take back that power from the public and enjoy my pregnancy with all its challenges.
Unfortunately I am aware that this is the industry we signed up for and people will always judge.
“Let’s be real, there are bad belle people out there so to protect this blessing we chose to enjoy the moment privately,” she stated.