We were together for eight years, We were never married – Actress, Adunni Ade speaks on separating from the father of her kids

Nollywood actress, Adunni Ade who is the cover star for the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style Mag alongside her two sons, has opened up on why she walked away from the father of her kids.
According to the actress, who had her both sons, D’Marion, 9 & Ayden 5 in the US before relocating to Nigeria, she said it was a bit hard walking away but she had no choice because the father of her children wasn’t ready for marriage.

‘Well, I just had to make that decision though it took me a long time to realise or stop lying to myself that it was never going to work out even though I tried as much as I could.

I just decided that what’s best for me is to walk away and still be here and be with my kids and still have the opportunity of being the best mother possible, so yeah, I had to make that decision.

It was really tough, it was really painful; I think that hurt me the most out of anything that I have ever been through in my life, walking away was the hardest thing to do.’

Revealing if she was married to him before walking away, she said:

‘Well, we were never married. We were together for eight years but in the state of Kentucky, it’s a commonwealth state and commonwealth state is if you live together for a long period of time you might as well be considered married but on paper, no, never been married before.’

Adunni who also revealed that she was depressed after leaving her partner, said she once tried to commit suicide.

‘I think the major thing that got me through was the fear that somebody else would raise my children if I sat in that relationship, that was the scariest thing for me, that my kids would see somebody else as their mother. Depression is no joke. A lot of people in this country, Nigeria, don’t want to admit that depression is an illness. People don’t know the extent to which it affects the mind.

Not a lot of people know this; in the past I have tried to commit suicide because it was just too much, just too much for me but I guess God loves me enough, she added.

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