In an interview with Punch, wife of Nigerian international ex-footballer Kanu Nwankwo, opens up about her Marriage. She reveals why she married him at the age of 18 while she was still naive and had not gone through the university. Just like Omotola Ekeinde, Amara Nwankwo got married in her teens. According the the celebrity wife, she was so in love with the ex-Arsenal player to the point where age became just a number to her.
Mrs. Nwankwo said:
Kanu Nwankwo and family during daughter’s christening in April 2014
“I wasn’t scared; I felt it like it was the best thing that could have happened to me. I was in love, so there was no time for a negative feeling like fear to come up. I think the love I had and still have for my husband was all I needed to feel comfortable and good.”
“Marriage is a growth process and I learn on a daily basis. I got married as a teenager. I was young. I think I jumped into the deep end and I simply went with it. It takes a lot of determination to keep things going because irrespective of your age, marriage throws a lot of curves at you. The main thing is being able to bounce back after being hit with a surprise or what you do not expect.”
“When I was getting married, I was not ready to be thrust into the limelight. I didn’t even know what I was getting into. I wasn’t a football fan and I knew nothing about the Premiership. I didn’t know I was getting married into that level of limelight as I was young, vibrant and in love. I am now a football fan,’ she said.”
The 29-year old mother of three has been married to Kanu Nwankwo since 2004. By December 2016 their marriage will clock 12 years and the couple are so happy together, despite the 10-year age difference between them.