In a new interview with Vanguard, star actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde said she’s been tempted to cheat on her husband of over 17 years many times but never went through with it because of all she stood to lose.
“Absolutely. I have been tempted many times to cheat on my husband by men I really liked. But when you think of what you stand to lose, the destruction of all you have labored to build, when you weigh all the options, you are left to conclude that it is not worth the trouble. I know some women will find this somewhat objectionable, but if they want to be truthful to themselves, they will agree with me that, as married women, we have all faced moments that I have just described.” Omotola said
Asked if she receives gifts from her male admirers, a very candid Omotola said
“Sure, I have received lots of goodies from my male admirers. I do not give anything in return. I always tell them that I am married and would not compromise my martial vows. If after making that point clear, they still continue to shower me with gifts, maybe believing that something will break in the future, then I cannot help them.”
Asked if her passion for her husband has cooled with time, Omotola said yes, but she also said it’s a normal thing for couples who have been together for a long time. She encouraged women to try something she calls ‘temporary separation’ to bring back the fire in their marriage
“Of course, it has. Which married woman who has been with her husband for years will, in her true state, tell you that the feeling has remained the same as it was the first time or the first year she met her husband? It is bound to cool off. What I recommend to women is what I call “temporary separation.” You will make yourself unavailable to your husband. Go somewhere, go on vacation with your friends, do something bold, lose weight, look different and, after weeks, come home, looking drop dead gorgeous, and I bet you, the fire of passion will be mightily rekindled and you will feel brand new again. I have applied this principle in my marriage and it has worked wonders.” she said