Incompatibility Destroyed My Marriage Not My Career- Ini Edo Opened Up On Her Marriage


Pretty Nollywood actress Ini Edo recently talked about her marriage on the show Rubbing Minds with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.Ini Edo 3

During the interview, she cited incompatibility as a reason why her marriage ended. She also pointed out that distance between couples could affect a marriage. From other points she made, it also appears that external interference from in-laws contributed to the issues she had to deal with…

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NOLLYWOOD actress, Ini Edo, has opened up on her marriage, saying she has no regret breaking up with her husband of six years.

Ini Edo got married to an American-based Nigerian businessman, Phillip Ehiagwina in 2008. She walked out of the marriage in September, 2014, following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.

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The 35-year-old actress married her estranged husband in a glamorous ceremony in 2008. She allegedly suffered three miscarriages and several issues before she called it quits.

Actress Ini Edo has opened up on her failed marriage in a recent interview with on Rubbing Minds

When asked to address insinuations that her marriage crashed because she picked her career over family and refused to move to the US where her ex resided, Ini Edo said;

 “First of all, I got married early because I wanted to have a family so anybody wouldn’t think that I would want to chose career over family in as much as my career is also very important. Basically there would never be a particular reason. You know how these things work. Its like I said, differences. I mean, incompatibility. Not being able to reach certain compromises or finding common ground.
You know when you’re with someone, even your work partner, if you cannot find common ground or agree on certain things….sighs “she said

When asked if she was too young to get married, Ini said

“No I don’t think I married too soon. I was pretty much of age. Maybe a little in a hurry. I don’t think I married too soon”she said .

Asked whether distance ruined their marriage, she said

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“Being together actually helps in understanding. It creates more platform to understand each other more. Maybe it would have helped. Distance plays a very important role in a relationship, no matter the difference or incompatibility, if you are together a lot, you can find a way to work things out’she said

Asked if her ex-husband ever complained about her job, a hesitant Ini Edo said

“He met me an actor so I want to believe he was okay with it. Naturally I mean. Of course. My work takes my time. It does takes my time. It appears”she said Asked if she regrets her crashed marriage, she said “I try not to regret my actions so I will say it has been an experience which I have learnt a lot from. It’s made me a stronger person, it’s made me wiser and I think it has actually made me more matured. So I won’t say that I regret anything; I’ll say that I have learnt my lesson”she said.

I don’t regret walking out of my marriage – Actress, Ini Edo

Nollywood actress, Ini Edo said she is happy to have divorced her husband

Ini Edo got married to an American based businessman, Phillip in 2008.

She allegedly walked out of the marriage in September, 2014 following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.

Speaking on ‘Rubbing Minds’ a Channel Television programme, the actress cited irresolvable differences and incompatibility as the major reasons for the crash of her marriage.

Ini Edo said that closeness should have, may be, saved her marriage since her former husband was in America and she in Nigeria.

She said, “May be being together would have helped keep us together. Because it would enable us study and understand each other more. May be it would helped but I’m not sure.

Asked if her estranged husband was comfortable with her kind of job, she said, “He met me an actress and I believe he was okay with that.

“Actually he complained. My work takes my time and interferes with so many things.

“I tried to keep my [movie] roles as decent as possible when I got married. But naturally, there are certain roles you won’t be allowed to play.

“Even when you are allowed to play them, you can reject them not just because of your husband but you got relations as well.

Asked if her former husband’s family interfered in her marriage, she added, “He was the last child, so family members will try to see if their child is doing okay.

“I try not to regret [the time I spent in marriage] but I will say, it’s been an experience I have learnt a lot from. It made me a stronger person. It made me wiser and I think it actually made me more mature.”


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