I’m a divorcee with three kids – Jim Iyke reveals

Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has revealed that he is a divorcee with three kids but has kept that side of his life from the public.

Speaking on Nigerian TV host, filmmaker and media entrepreneur, Chude Jideonwo’s show recently, the award-winning actor noted that he got very emotional after the death of his mother and lost the focus of giving attention to his ex-wife.

“I have had a failed marriage but nobody knows that. I have three kids. I caused my marriage to fail. I am not the type that would blame anybody for my mistakes. There is a saying, ‘to boss up, own up’, There is a part of me that would take the easier route out.

“Anytime I did anything mediocre in my life, I always did it when I was emotional because I am extremely proficient in being deliberate and being strategic about everything I do.

“Every time I failed; it was because I got emotional. I became mediocre then I appeal to the smaller man in me and the part that was not emotionally intelligent.”

Jim Iyke said due to his closeness with his mother, no one was willing to inform him about her death.

“When I lost my mother, I could not find my feet for years. There was a lifestyle, spiritual connection that I lost. It took them 72 hours to tell me that I had lost my mother. I just got out of an interview in London.

“There is always that one person in the family that is a deliverer of bad news. The person who does that in our family said he would not break the news to me because there is a great chance I would not make it,” he explained.

Jim Iyke noted that he transferred the love he had for his mother to his child.

“I lost my sense of humour, the lion in me and the leader in me. I just gave myself to the elements, so she suffered for that. I became an obsessive dad. I took everything in me to my son.

“I was changing diapers; I was the proper stay-home dad. I took everything to him and left her behind. I took all my love and attention and invested it in my son and left her behind. I was an excellent father and a woeful husband. They are white, they are not built like us.

“After a while, she said, I can’t find who I married. Then we parted as friends,” Jim Iyke stated.

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