Veteran Nollywood actress, Shaffy Bello has revealed why she walked out of her 25-year marriage.
The thespian, in a chat with media personality Chude Jideonwo, said she ended her marriage because it was a long-distance union, as her estranged husband, Mr Akinrimisi, was based in the United States.
According to Shaffy, the long distance didn’t help her marriage, so she opted for a divorce.
“He [my ex-husband] was a good father to his children. But I reached a point where I wanted more. I would always travel back and forth, but I realized that if I really wanted this, it came with sacrifices. It wasn’t sacrificing the marriage itself, but rather, him being there [in the USA] and the distance didn’t help.” She said.
She stated that coping with the situation became difficult for her, which ultimately led to her decision to get a divorce.
A while ago, Shaffy Bello revealed that she does not wish to marry since she feels there are enough women in the world.
Sharing her thoughts with fellow actress, Mercy Johnson on an episode of ‘Mercy’s Menu,’ Shaffy indicated that she prefers companionship and would like to settle down with a partner but not in the traditional marriage setting.
“I am a one man kind of woman and I believe there is a lot of women here to fill a home.
That is why when I meet people or go on a date, they are women. I want to settle with someone at the end of the day, I don’t want to be 55 and then go out or have a birthday party and then come home and be all alone, I don’t want that. I want to be with someone, maybe not marriage, but a companion.”