By MERCY NJOKI
Nollywood star and veteran actress Ini Edo has explained why her marriage could not work.
The celebrated actress was married to Phillip Ehiagwina for four years.
“Basically there would never be a particular reason. You know how these things work. It’s like I said, differences. I mean, incompatibility. Not being able to reach certain compromises or finding common ground”, she said in an interview with a Nigerian television.
The actress revealed that she got married early because she wanted to have and nurture a family.
“I got married early instead of waiting to build my career because I valued and still value the institution of family,” she said.
She also said that they could have handled their differences better were it not for the distance that was between them.
“If we were together, maybe we could have understood each other better. Distance plays a very important role in a relationship, no matter the difference or incompatibility. Distance is one of the reasons we fell apart. If you are together a lot, you can find a way to work things out, “she added.
Her ex-husband is based in the US.
Despite the short life of her marriage, Ini said that the whole situation taught her a lot.
“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 made me wiser and I think it has actually made me more mature. So I won’t say that I regret anything; I’ll say that I have learnt many invaluable lessons.”
When asked whether she married too early, she said, “ I think I married too soon, not too early. After all that, all I need to do is focus on my life.”