Steph Nora Okereke Speaks On Failed Marriage, Relationship With Jim & Why She Might Forever Remain Single


Well behaved and pretty actress
Steph Nora Okereke in a new interview (though she hardly grants one) has
explained why she broke up with her husband who married her and left the
country only to return after a year and half, how the marriage couldn’t work,
how she loved and dated Jim Iyke and the agreement between them now, most
importantly how it has been difficult knowing the true man that loves her, and
how she can remain a single woman for the rest of her life if no true love
comes her way. Afterall my Bible does not tell me I won’t make it to heaven, if
I am a single woman, she said.  Quite an
interesting read. Enjoy!

You joined the industry as a spinster. Would you say this
affected your love life?
I joined the industry when I was 21 and a graduate. Perhaps
it did but I didn’t just notice. It’s possible a suitor was somewhere eying me
but didn’t show up because of my profession. I was too engrossed in my career
that I didn’t encounter one but there would have been someone like
After separating from Jim Iyke, you said you still loved
him. Is it still the same till date?
(smiles) Is it possible to live my life away from Jim Iyke?
He wasn’t the first person I dated in life.
(cuts in) The first in Nollywood?
So what? I want to be mute regarding this issue. He has
never talked about me anywhere. We have an understanding and I don’t want to break
it again.
Do you still have crush on him?
I don’t hate him.
Your marriage to Lanre Falana did not last. Why?
I was never married but 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.
Was it cultural differences that led to the break up?
Not at all. It was based on personal conduct and
irreconcilable differences . We were not living together. We had the court
marriage in July and he went abroad September. Only for him to come back like a
year and half later.
You said in an interview that you had no regret about your
‘’truncated marriage process.’’
That is because I am not a party to pretense. That marriage
would have made me a sad woman. I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover.
Any plans of marrying again?
It has not been easy. You hardly can differentiate between a
man who truly wants you as a woman because he feels for you , or one who wants
to be seen with a known actress. Some men can go as far as taking a bet over
you because you are a known actress. But when a good man comes around, I will
settle with him. However, my Bible has not told me I can not make heaven as a
single woman.
Do you feel lonely as a single woman?

How? Because I am not married? Why should I feel lonely? I
have my family. I have brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours.

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