I’m 38 years old and I’m not afraid of getting old-Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde jnr
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde jnr

Nollywood star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, says she is 38 years old and not afraid of growing old. Omosexy as she is popularly called, made the statement while fielding questions from fabmumng.com at the Lagos launch of Ghandour Cosmetics.  Omotola, who has been the brand ambassador of the company for three years spoke about her marriage, career and much more.

On aging, she said, “I am 38 years old and I am not scared of growing old. But even if I was 51 that is not the point even small children now have grey hairs. The point is in life I think we should all embrace who we are. I think if people are sufficient in life they feel like you are achieving you won’t even be afraid of age. But when you look back in life and you think have not achieved anything you will feel like time is running by then you will be afraid of aging. But if you are contented in life and know that all fingers are not equal and you are where you are meant to be because you could actually be six feet below. That you are alive and healthy in itself is enough reason to celebrate.”

On her 20th wedding anniversary, she had this to say.

“I am just thankful. I am married to my friend, my destiny supporter. There is no relationship without its challenges. 20 years and some people said OMG you guys must be without stress. I just want people to know that if you are determined to do it in life and you are determined to make it you will make it. You have troubles generally in life with your parents, with your siblings so it’s a normal thing. Don’t use every opportunity of a quarrel in a relationship or with your spouse to justify the fact that everybody says marriage is hard. It is not any harder I think than any other relationship we have in life with your business partners or with your siblings. I understand that there are some relationships that have more challenges. If there is any form of abuse involved I think they should find their way out quickly but if there is no abuse or any other thing you can hang in. Leaving that I have had good times with my spouse, just be friends that’s what matters most.

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