Nollywood actress Funke Akindele knows she might have to set the records straight sooner or later. "My husband has never been married," she insists in response to much of the hearsay about her marriage to Almaroof.
"I am the woman he got married to. I was married properly. A lot of negative comments came from sadists who want to run their mouths. So because I am a Youth Ambassador or Celebrity, I can't have my life?" she asks rhetorically.
"It is my life. If I do things because people want me to, I will end up unhappy. I do what I do because I want to be happy. I would still continue to teach morals and campaign against HIV/AIDS and enlighten the youths. It doesn't make me bad; that is even if it is, because I can tell you authoritatively that my husband is not married to anyone else."
"Yes, he [Almaroof] has beautiful children, who are not mine now and we have a cordial relationship, which dates back to even before we got married. 'So what if he has kids? Is that a disease? That is where my heart is! I had many non-biological children even before I got married. I take them as my own children, pay their bills and help them. I have always loved children. So now that God has given me these ones, what should I do?"
"Will people be happier if I had married someone who didn't have children, seem so perfect, put on my make-up and fake smile on the red carpet and start weeping when I get home?" She queries.
"And about my in-laws, they are very wonderful and supportive and my parents and siblings as well"