Musician, Alex Okoroigwe aka Alex O and his wife, Oby, an actress, talk about their marriage
How did you meet your wife?
Alex: We are both in the entertainment industry and met in the line of duty. While I am a musician, she is an actress. We met a couple of timesbefore we became friends.Work brought us together and I noticed some qualities in her that I liked.
What were these qualities?
Alex: She is a caring and loving person. She is also beautiful and sexy.
Oby: I loved him before I met him because he’s very handsome. When we got properly acquainted, I realised he is humble.
How did the relationship develop?
Alex: It developed like any other relationship; boy meets a girl and the rest as they say is history.
How long was your courtship?
Alex: We dated long enough to know and understand each other sufficiently. We courted for some time, even though we were friends before we started dating.
How did he propose to you?
Oby: He proposed to me in a restaurant; I was surprised.
Did you plan to marry someone in the entertainment industry?
Oby: No, I never intended to marry someone in the entertainment industry.
Did your family oppose your relationship?
Alex: No, there was no resistance.
Why did you wed in secret?
Alex: There was no particular reason for doing so. Sometimes, you just want to do things differently.
How did you adjust to your status as a married woman?
Oby: It was not hard for me to adjust, because that’s what I wanted at that time in my life. Playing the roles of a wife and mother is not an easy task, but the joy of caring for my husband and son, makes it easier.
Has it deprived you of your freedom?
Oby: Not really; one has to figure out what is more important and prioritise. But, I would say it has changed me; I look at things differently now when compared to how I did when I was still single.
How would you describe your marriage?
Oby: My marriage is a blessing from God.
What would you like to change about each other?
Alex: I don’t think it has to do with changing something about your spouse. In marriage, couples are supposed to learn and grow together. They should find better ways to accommodate each other.
Oby: I would like to change his happy-go-lucky dress sense.
Has marriage affected your acting career?
Oby: Acting will always be there for me and is something I would do for the rest of my life. After l had my son, I had to get back in shape but along the line, I got pregnant again. I will return to acting and producing after I am delivered of my baby.