Beautiful and gifted Nigerian actress, Calista Okoronkwo in a new interview with The Sun listed reasons she has rejected marriage proposals.
Although, some of her colleagues would jump at the offer to become a second wife or even 5th or 6th wife to a billionaire, just like Regina Daniels, Imo State born Calista says she can never be a second wife, no matter the circumstances.
“Yes, I said ‘no’ to someone who wanted me to be second wife. I said no to him; there are people like that. I have said ‘no’ to a marriage proposal that I looked at and thought won’t make me happy in the long run, because at the end of the day, it’s not about your partner having everything materially, other things are necessary. Yes, I have said ‘no’ to a marriage proposal before,” she said.
Speaking on how she had been dealing with heartbreaks, Calista who played Nurse Titi in the popular Sitcom, Clinic Matters say, “In recent times, I have had my own fair share of betrayal from some people who have cut my friendship, and some people I hold dear and I am not going to let that happen to me again. Right now, I am guarding my heart jealously; I am guarding that friendship zone jealously. I do not keep lots of friends. I want to have my own family someday. I would like to build my own family someday. I would like to describe myself as someone who is passion-driven as well. That’s who I am, that’s what I represent. And lest I forget, I am a very cheerful person. The first thing you notice about me is my smile, even during my worst time. That’s why people don’t know when I am going through this or that. I always wear a smile and my smile is infectious. The girl with the infectious laughter, people like to say that about me.”
When asked to list the quality trait she desires from a man, Calista Okonkwo has this to say: “My man has to be straightforward. I do not like people who are not straightforward. I do not like people who will say one thing and mean the other thing. I am very concerned about people I deal with being straightforward. My man has to be God-fearing, he has to be family-oriented, and he has to look out for me. My man has to be tall and black, I mean chocolate, he doesn’t have to have all the money in the world, we can make the money together and build an empire.”