Nollywood actress and single mum of one Ruby Ojiakor, has recalled reasons she’s single and unmarried.
Ruby Ojiakor said that she once lost a relationship because of her job as an actress.
According to movie star cum philanthropist, the mother of her then partner was not comfortable with her career, and she demanded that she stopped acting if she wanted to get married to her son.
She said, “I have lost a relationship because of my career. It was not because of the guy I was dating but because of his family. His family did not want the wife of their son to be an actress. Even when he told them that I was different, they still did not accept me. His mother did not want me because I am an actress. The only condition was that I would leave my career if I wanted to marry her son.”
Ruby Ojiakor also noted that though some men get scared of dating actresses because they are popular and have many admirers, not everybody is that way. She said, “It is true that some men are scared of dating actresses because they have too many admirers due to the fact that they appear on screen (and are popular). Some actresses allow it to get to their heads and forget that they are still women who will get married some day.
“Some actresses even tell their partners that they are famous and they don’t want to bend (to their rules) because they have met top personalities. That is why many men are scared of dating actresses. At the same time, everybody is not the same. That a particular actress acts in a certain way does not mean other actresses will act the same way. There are decent, respectful and humble women in Nollywood.”
Reeling out the qualities she desires in a man, Ruby Ojiakor said, “I desire a man that is God-fearing. If a man is God-fearing, he will have a good heart. Such a man will not cheat on one or lie to one. He would have a good conscience and apologise when he is wrong.
“I am not really into physical looks. Some women focus on physical looks, and that has led to many divorces. It is guys that are cute that would break a ladies’ hearts. The inward appearance should be given more priority; not the looks.”