Saturday, June 27, 2015

Marriage Is Not Everything, Alex Okoroji Speaks

Nigerian actress Alex Okoroji who got married to Ghanaian actor, Omar Captan has said she is ready to date again. According to Alex not many knew her marriage to the actor had packed up until recently. Alex says she has been celibate but now ready to date. She also says she has been the one taking care of the child their 18 months old marriage produced. Here’s how Saturday Punch puts it.


 “I can’t really tell you how long I was married. Sometimes, you won’t realise that a relationship is over until it is actually over. It was shorter than 18 months technically,” she said.

But her marriage, short as it may have been, produced a beautiful  baby who is the centre of the actress’s life.

Talking about currently being a single mother, Alex said it has made her to become stronger.
“You tend to be more self-sufficient. I’m playing double roles; being the dad and mum at the same time. It’s a little challenging but at the same time, it’s good. Sometimes, separation is not always a bad option.”

When asked if she would eventually reconcile with her ex, Alex said, “No. I don’t think so. I think he has moved on and I’ve moved on as well. So, I’m not thinking towards that direction anymore. I think the most important thing is for us to remain parents to our child. I’m not interested in being a couple. I just want everybody to play their roles. That’s all. You can never stop being a parent, be it a father or a mother to your child, but you can stop being a wife or a husband.”

Alex claimed she is not in a relationship at the moment. She said, “I’m married to my work. My focus at the moment is working on my purpose and building on my career. I was distracted for a long time. At such times, you get married, have a child and focus on your child, but when that is out, I have another focus. Right now, my focus is on my child and my career. Every other thing is by the way.”

Alex claimed she has been celibate for a long time but she is done with it and is ready to date again.


“I’ve been separated for so long but a lot of people didn’t know until recently that it came out in the papers. So, I’m absolutely done with my break, but I’m not in a relationship. I’ve moved on since then. It’s possible to be on a break, and at the same time be focused on your work. You may not be in a serious relationship with someone but then, you are having a casual relationship with someone or you are seeing someone once in a while. I’m very open to dating but I’m not in a relationship with anybody. Right now, my focus is on my work but that doesn’t mean that if somebody that I like or get along with comes, I won’t give attention. I’ll definitely be open to that. So, I’ve gone past my break,” she said.

22 comments:

  1. Bold step. Goodluck

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  2. This marriage of a thing sef

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  3. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    Hw many films this one don act.....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  4. Nigerian men are not ready to marry a tokunbo. Didn't you seen any Nigerian man before you went to marry a Ghanaian.

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  5. As you rushed in, you rushed out. Ladies learn

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  6. The western life has destroyed so many actresses. What a shame.

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  7. Can you cook? If you can you might be the lady I am looking for

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  8. Such is life, perhaps he wasn't meant 4 u. Move on woman.

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  9. Omar happens to be my neighbour right now...he seems a cool guy and his wife Cindy is pretty nice too....wondering why it couldn't work wit you @MsOkoroji

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  11. True talk Some comments here are funny

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  12. After you don spoil Ghana finish

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  13. Eyaah, I liked her in spiders.

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  14. Marriage is not a do or die thing

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  15. Most times being separated is better dan bin in a troubled marriage. God help us all

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