Award-winning Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello has revealed that she got married to her first husband, Kehinde Oloyede Almaroof, due to societal pressure.

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

The mom of two, who is celebrating her fifth wedding anniversary to her husband, JJC Skills, today, August 23, made this revelation in a recent chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.

According to her, she just wanted to settle down and have children because she was under pressure, but sadly the marriage ended after a year.

She went on to advise single ladies to avoid rushing into marriage because if they do, they will rush out of the marriage like she did.

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

The 43-year-old actress said,

“I have never addressed this issue but I will do now to encourage ladies that are pressured to get married. Please calm down and take your time because if you rush in, you rush out…that is the lesson learnt….I just wanted to get married then, have children because I was being pressurized by society, here and there….and then it didn’t work out and ended in a bad way….I was filming when the news broke on social media, I wanted to die, i lost some good deals and all but i didn’t let it break me….”

Speaking further, She added, “I channeled my energy into work, made money and i saved a lot, i will wake up early to work….there will always be bad times but you will survive, don’t let it weigh you down because it will pass and because you serve a living God…there are times anger and jealousy will come, but don’t let it eat you up, as a young lady don’t be pressured into marriage, marry cos you love him and want to be with him not cos the society and everyone is pressuring you to, ignore the naysayers…..do what makes you happy…”

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