I got married early to please my parents – Patience Ozokwor


Acclaimed actress, Patience Ozokwor, has said that she got married early just because it was the wish of her parents.
She said in an interview that she was not considering marriage at the time.
She said in an interview with ‘Sunday Scoop’, “I believe firmly that everything that happens to a person is ordained by God. You may not understand why you’re going through certain situations but as you grow older, you will recognise the hand of God in your life.
“Truly, I got married at a young age due to the bidding of my parents. At that age, marriage wasn’t what was on my mind but I had to go into it to make my parents happy. It was a combination of good and bad times but I thank God because that experience really built me as a person and taught me a lot. It made me more mature. As a young girl going into marriage, I didn’t have it rosy at that point because I didn’t understand many things. At the time I got married to my husband, I had a lot of suitors vying for my hands in marriage but I had to go with my parents’ choice.
“However, my late husband was a good man and he took care of his family.”
Unfortunately, her husband died early in the marriage, with the actress, who plays wicked roles in movies, but noted she was 100 per cent different from such in real life, saying the death really taxed her.
“It wasn’t really a palatable experience and I don’t like to recollect it. However, God was able to get us through. Living with someone who is ill could be very challenging because you have to do many things on your own. At times, it could be frustrating but one would keep hoping that the sick person gets better. When he finally died, I felt very bitter but I could not question God. Recall that I was also quite young at the time,” she said.

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