July 09, (THEWILL) – Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has revealed that he is an excellent father but couldn’t live up to being a good husband.
The talented actor stated this in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo. According to him, his two marriages failed because of his fault as he was detached from his wives.
He blamed his crashed marriages on the death of his mother. He revealed that her death affected him emotionally and he didn’t know how to deal with the grief at that time.
He lost his humor and he became a woeful husband to his wife as a result of that.
“I suffered a loss. My mother died. She was my best friend and business strategist. She is so smart that it is ridiculous.
“It was a relationship based on friendship and mutual respect. She always had the right words and advice for me. I lost all that when she died.
“There was a spirituality and connection that I lost after she died. We were so close that it took them 72 hours to inform me of her death.
“I am a product of love, my parents were so in love with each other so her death shattered my father too. Their kind of relationship opened my eyes to the kind of marriage I wanted too.
“I didn’t grieve all through the process of her death and burial but by the time I started to grieve, my wife became pregnant with my first son and I wasn’t as loving as I should be.
“I lost my sense of humour and the lion in me, so she suffered for that. I became an obsessive father after my son arrived. I took all my love and care for our son and abandoned her instead.
“I was an excellent father but a woeful husband so after a while, she left. She said she couldn’t find the man she married anymore and we quit but are still friends.
“To heal, I had to visit different countries for weeks, from Gambia to Argentina, Moscow,” he revealed.