This comes after the iconic veteran actress was showered with praises for sticking by her 80-year-old husband who is down with Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
Netizens also attributed her devotion and love for Olu Jacob to his faithfulness and loyalty to her in his prime.
They went on to use the celebrity couple’s marriage as an example to men who mistreat their wives and still expect them to treat them well when they are old and sick.
Reacting to this, actor Patrick Doyle took to his Facebook page to dispute claims that Joke Silva is merely reciprocating the love and attention she received from her husband when the going was good.
According to him, Joke is loyal to her husband because she is old-schooled and belongs to the category of women who stand by their men because it’s the right thing to do.
Read his full post below,
“All those women hinging Joke Silva’s devotion to her ailing elderly husband on his devotion and care towards her in the early stages of the marriage have simply got it wrong. According to them “not so faithful and devoted husbands” should not to expect the same kind of treatment in the twilight of their lives, they even go as far as telling such men to expect torment from their wives in old age. In their little minds they have concluded that Joke Silva shares this flawed philosophy of theirs.
The Joke that I know would have still treated Uncle Olu with the same measure of love and devotion even if he were a philanderer and wife beater, which thankfully he was not. She would never have taken advantage of his vulnerability to torture him because, it’s simply not in her DNA to do so. She belongs to the old school where dignity and honour count and where doing the right thing is not contingent upon reciprocity.
Salt may mimick sugar in appearance, but there is a difference. Let it be known that Joke Silva the wife of Oludotun Jacobs and mother of Soji is not a member of the “Egbe’ Kini O’ko’ Ose’ Club”.(Wetin Husband Fit Do Sef) . Joke Omoluabi, on behalf of all men perfect and flawed I say a big thank you.”