Nollywood actress Zainab Balogun had stunned Nigerians late last year, when she tied the knot with her husband, Dikko Nwachukwu, in a private ceremony with close friends and family members.
The wedding was kept secret and many of her fans did not know until photos from the ceremony began to surface online. We had published a post, reporting styles rocked by celebrities at the event.
In a recent interview with Bolanle Olukanni for Ndani TV, the young actress talks about how she met her husband, her new family and her life as a wife and step mom. She also talked about her career, love and why she kept her wedding a secret.
Balogun tied the knot with Nnwachukwu who was a widower when they met. His wife had died in 2015, leaving him with their two sons.
During the interview, Balogun revealed that her husband had told him that his children liked him after they met her for the first. He had told her that they were making a show for her because they liked her.
She said: “At first I was Aunty Zainab and I remember my husband saying they really like you. I was like how can you tell and he was like suddenly, they are performing for you. They normally don’t do that. Then we started spending time together, doing all the fun stuff.”
According to her, the kids cried when she told them they were getting married and she was going to become their mom. She noted that they were excited.
The actress also revealed that she was introduced to her husband by a mutual friend. She explained that she had told him they could just be friends the first time they met, but thinks took a different turn.
She also stated that she had known they would get married a week after they started dating. She said she knew because they were already planning their lives together.
Balogun said: “I honestly didn’t envision I would get married as soon as I did. For me It has always been about connections. I have never particularly dated guys for what they had or what they can give me. So when you meet someone that is the definition of kindness, of partnership, of love, of understanding, it just makes life easy.
I think that is when you know somebody is for you, when it is not hard, when you don’t have to beg someone for attention, when you don’t have to communicate with you, they love what you do, they push you. It feels effortless.
So we were friends. We were introduced by a mutual friend, comedian Chigurl. She has got the spirit. I don’t know how many marriages Chioma has got under her belt. She was I have a guy that really likes you. We always joke and call you Slaynab. So we met, we had coffee. I wasn’t sure so I was like we should just be really good friends. We just built a really good bond and he became someone that I would talk to all the time.”
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