‘The only regret I have in life is that I wasn’t allowed to marry the man of my choice’ – Patience Ozokwor

Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor in a new interview has opened up on the only regret she has in life, how her youngsters prevented her from getting married once more and the function her mum performed in her first marriage.

See excerpts from her interview with Punchng under…

Since the loss of life of your husband, have you ever thought-about remarrying?

Sure. There was a time I wished to remarry however my kids stated no. They’re all grown now. They stated in the event that they had been younger, they wouldn’t have objected. Now that they’re grown, they are saying they are going to be my husband they usually have been making an attempt. The only factor they don’t do is go to mattress with me (laughs). They stated that their pals would snort at them that their mom deserted them, however I didn’t see it that means. It actually introduced issues. I wished to remarry however my sister and different relations got here and stated that I ought to concede to them and I accepted however with the situation that they’d additionally hear to me anytime I inform them to cease being pals with any of their pals that I don’t like they usually agreed. So we have been managing each other.

Do you have any regrets in life?

The only regret I have in life is that I wasn’t allowed to marry the man of my alternative. That is it however I was in a position to cope. I had suitors, I was going to select one amongst them however my dad and mom stated that I would marry their alternative. If they’d allowed me, I would have cherished to make my alternative.

You bought married early in life following your dad and mom’ bidding. Was it that you had been betrothed to him?

No, I wasn’t betrothed to him, however my mom was a form of lady that at all times appreciated to punish any youngster that misbehaved publicly. all these Christian moms that could be in the disciplinary part to punish kids. So, she didn’t need her youngster to come out of secondary faculty and never get married as a result of she was afraid you can carry her to the place she had been punishing individuals. So she insisted I should get married. I stated okay however I had a suitor. However she stated no. I didn’t know what to do as a result of I had put all my eggs in one basket; he was in the College of Nigeria, Nsukka. I was ready to go to faculty so that I would marry him however my mom wouldn’t wait. So I had to obey her. There was an enormous combat however in our days, you wouldn’t be the one to say I will marry this particular person; it was your dad and mom that would have the closing say in your marriage, so I had to quit.

How would you describe your childhood? Have been you cussed?

I was not cussed and I was not quiet. It was all play, play, play. However I was cherished by so many individuals round.

At the time you ventured into performing, what had been your dad and mom’ reactions?

Only my father was nonetheless round and he was excited seeing me in a film. Like my husband too, he would say (to our youngsters), come and play your mom’s movie for us to watch. They get pleasure from my motion pictures. My instant youthful brother, who is in the US, will say that I have discovered my expertise and that is why it has swallowed me.

If you weren’t an actor, what else would you have been in life?

I could be cooking. I nonetheless prepare dinner until right now.


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