Controversial Big Brother Naija ‘shine ya eye’ star, Tega, has revealed why she claimed to be married in the house despite being separated before her participation in the reality show.

The mother of one who claimed she was married on the show faced heavy backlash from Nigerians on social media for being involved with fellow reality TV star, Boma. Many tagged her conduct on the show as a disrespect to the institution of marriage.

However, on Thursday night’s episode of the reunion show, Tega, who had earlier revealed she and her husband Ajebo had been separated since 2020, explained why she claimed she was married on the show.

According to her, claiming to be married was her strategy for the game.

Tega stated this while defending her on-screen romance with Boma.

She insisted that she had been divorced from her husband since 2020, but decided to use marriage as a strategy on the show.

“For a fact, I didn’t go into the show as married. I went in as separated. In all my interviews, I clearly stated it. I went in as separated. During our conversations and introductions, I just said well I’m married and I have a kid. That was supposed to be a strategy. Getting deep into the show, I then discovered that this was doing something great in a bad way to me.” She said.

Watch her speak below,

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