Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is one Nigerian actress whose marriage has lasted for over two decades. The likes of Joke Silva also have long-term records as well, however, it is not easy to manage a good home and a successful career.
In a recent interview, Omotola Ekeinde opens up on her marriage and how supportive her husband has been to her career. According to the actress, the key to having a successful marriage is marrying your friend.
“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.
“I think for women beauty is in confidence,” she said referring to her beauty regime and what it means to her. “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.”
Omotola Ekeinde and husband