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“Why my marriage to my ex-husband, Philip, failed” – Actress, Ini Edo Reveals


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Popular Nollywood actress, Ini Edo has shed light on the factors that led to her failed marriage with her ex-husband, Philip Ehiagwina.

The 40-year-old movie star opened up on her marriage in a recent interview with media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV’s Rubbing Minds show.

The thespian who got married to Phillip in 2008 but got divorced six years later, said their marriage crashed because of distance.

Actress, Ini Edo opens up

According to her, the union might have worked if they were staying together because it would avail them the opportunity to communicate and understand each other better.

The mum of one added that family interference also played a role in their failed marriage as some of her husband’s family members were against some roles she played in movies.


Her words,

“No matter the indifference or incompatibility, if you’re together in love, a lot of things can actually work out.

However, you don’t get to work things out when there is no contact. When you are with someone, and you can’t agree on certain things or find a common ground, I think being together could have actually helped us to understand each other better.

Most of the time, we attract the wrong people, sometimes for the wrong reasons. Because when people come to you because of what they see on TV, it’s hard for them to accept you considering the fact that you are just acting because that is your job.

When they find out that it’s not the real you, it becomes a problem.Marriage is an experi­ence which I don’t regret. My ex-husband met me as an actress. My job takes my time because naturally there are certain roles you are not allowed to play once you are married.


Even if your husband understands, his relatives might not understand. My ex-husband is the last child, so family interference in the marriage was normal.

“Marriage has taught me a lot of lessons, it made me wiser and stronger. I think it actually made me more mature. I don’t think I married too early, maybe I was a little bit in a hurry.”

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