What happened to the marriage of Chika Ike? Is she still married? How is she commenting on the current situation? You can learn everything you want to know here.
Who is Chika Ike?
Chika Ike is one of the most attractive actresses of Nollywood. She is well-known and loved especially by the younger generation, as she is often seen as a role model and an example to follow in the way she conducts, presents herself and sees the world around her.
Apart from being an actress, she is also a holding several important title including that of the UN Ambassador, Refugee Ambassador for Displaced persons and the founder of the Chika Ike (Help a Child) Foundation, states the Wikipedia.
Chika became well-known eleven years ago when she first starred in a movie called “Sweetlove,” and later another one is known as “Bless the Child.” Thanks to her talent and striving to be the best, she has achieved a lot in her acting career. That is the reason why she was honored to become a nominee for several awards at the African Movie Academy.
However, one of the latest news shared about her is that she filed a divorce. She was married to a man named Mr. Eberibi who seemed to be a loving and caring husband. However, something went wrong.
Why did not Chika Ike’s marriage last?
Many of you people have heard the news that marriage of Chika Ike did not last. She got married at an early age, was married for three years, and then out of the blue we got the news that she is filing a divorce.
What happened to Chika Ike marriage remained a mystery until one of the resources have posted her letter where she explained what happened to her marriage. Here is the direct quotation of her words not to add anything which is not true.
“The past three years has been a very emotional period for me, I focused my energy on work and to build back my self-esteem.
It’s been really hard for me to come out straight and talk about this because sometimes, I pinch myself to wake up and not believe that I was a victim of domestic violence. I’ve been through a lot in my life, faced a lot of challenges but this is one topic I’ve tried so hard to avoid and have been waiting for the right time, but I have come to a resolve that there’s really no good time because every second of the day, lives are being lost due to domestic violence.
I was a victim of domestic violence in my marriage, and that was the sole reason I left my marriage, aside from other reasons.
Growing up as a girl, I was always known as the sweetest kid on the block, before I got married, I have been through some relationships, and for once no man had ever laid a finger on me. The first time it happened in my marriage I didn’t understand it because I am not the type of woman a man beats but I guess there are no types.
It just happens, and no woman deserves it. As a young girl, I thought it was love or his way of expressing his emotions, after every beating he pleads, cries and says it won’t happen again, once again I thought it was love and made excuses for him.
Over the years when it kept happening consistently, I started looking for other definitions for it. I started losing my self-pride, self-esteem, self-worth, and most painfully I lost a pregnancy (Miscarriage). I almost lost my life in the process then I realized how severe and abnormal it really was.
I have heard and read a lot of accusations from ignorant people who don’t know my story; I guess that’s why they are ignorant. I was 20 yrs. old and very naive to the world when I got married. “They said I married for money” LOL. I was married to a corporate guy, who had a 9 to 5 job in a bank, lives in a rented two-bedroom apartment at Egbe.
So do the math! I married for love. I did a traditional wedding. A white wedding and a court wedding. So that’s how much I wanted to be married forever. For five years I hoped, prayed & wished that one day it will all change. But the last straw that broke the camel's back was during a heated argument he threw a glass jug to my face, and I dogged it, and it shattered on the wall.
I saw death flash before me and I made a decision to save my life. I left my marriage.
I am not saying this to draw pity from anyone because we are entitled to our opinions and beliefs. I am not also saying this to discourage people from falling in love because it’s a beautiful feeling and I still believe in it. I am saying this to educate, share and talk about my experience as a victim of domestic violence because it is real.”
However, after this some time later Chika Ike also mentioned that this marriage did not last because of her young age and lack of life experience. The star said that she was not able to keep her tongue or not to get offended by certain things, as she was rather inexperienced when she got married. Also, marriage is about compromises which she was not able to take or offer, as she always wanted to stand her ground.
Now, when fans are asking whether she is considering starting a family again, she refrains from comment. The celebrity only mentions that she is a big fan of marriage and supports it completely. Moreover, she is seeing someone but is not willing to tell who this person is. Chika notes that she is deeply in love with this man; however, career is her priority at the moment, and she wants to achieve as much as possible there before she proceeds to another activity in her life.
Apart from that, she says that one day she will consider getting married again, but now she is trying to restore whatever was damaged by the first failed attempt. It hurt her identity and her self-esteem badly, so she is working on building herself up again.
Whenever we hear any more news on this, we will let you know. Nevertheless, this is it for now. So, keep following us and share what you think in the comments below.
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