Veteran actor Olu Jacobs and his talented wife, Joke Silva need no introduction in the movie industry, as they have carved a niche for themselves in their chosen career.
In a recent interview, the thespian revealed how he met his wife about 40 years ago in England. Jacobs said it was love at first sight as he fell in love with her that very day.
On allegations of him stealing Joke Silva from another man, the movie star disclosed that it is not true but he struggle so hard to get her attention till they walked down the aisle.
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Olu Jacobs said: “I was invited to come and do a play in Nigeria by the National Theatre. I was living in England at that time. I was to play lead in Wole Soyinka’s The Trials of Brother Jero. We were having the production when the door opened and this lady walked in and said sorry, we are ready. When she walked in I said excuse me ladies and gentlemen, this is the lady I am going to marry. You know bodies can attract and bodies can repel. I saw her and I was attracted. I am not an impulsive person. I did not just say come. I had to struggle to get her. She was stunned even though she gave me up and down.”
On the secret of his marriage, the veteran actor said that the major key to any successful marriage is patience and above all, every couple should learn to be friends.
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He said: “It is the grace of God. And you must learn to be patient and above all, learn to be friends. She is your friend, your lover; she is not your slave. You don’t do that to a woman. You don’t intimidate her. If she is your friend, you will be tender. When a friend is involved you are tender.”
On celebrity marriage hitting the rocks and making a good home, Olu Jacobs disclosed that: “It is virtually in all professions, in all offices where ever you have women and men together. Even if you don’t hear it, we have a lot of divorces in all other sectors. For the fact that you don’t hear it in other sectors like banking or in the oil sector, as oily as it is, does not mean it is not happening. It is in all offices where we have men and women.”
May God continue to bless your union!
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