Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has opened up on the impact of her husband, Olu Jacobs’ Illness on their marriage.
In an interview with media personality, Nancy Isime, Joke revealed that the progression of her husband’s health has put a strain on their marriage.
Joke Silva admitted that it hasn’t been easy as the husband she knew is no longer there for her, but the man that is with her is someone she loves.
According to her, there was a point of acceptance for her that everything happening is reality and it is like the person she married, 80% of the time is no longer there.
However, she noted how he was always there for her and the kids when he was healthy. She described him as an incredible husband to his children and an amazing husband.
“It hasn’t been easy. There was a point of acceptance for me that everything happening is reality and it is like the person I married, 80 percent of the time is no longer there.
But the thing is when he was there, he was an incredible father to his children and an amazing husband, he was practically my best friend.
The husband I knew is no longer there for me, but this man that is there is someone I still love”.
Joke Silva breaks silence on Olu Jacobs’ health condition
In 2021, Joke Silva opened up on the health condition of Olu Jacobs.
This came after actor Jide Kosoko showered praises on Joke Silva for standing, staying with, and taking full care of her husband and actor Olu Jacobs despite how sick he has been for some time now.
Opening up on Olu Jacobs’ health issue, Joke Silva in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, monitored by Kemi Filani, disclosed that Olu is battling dementia.
“He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy body, it is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person,…first time I’m saying this publicly….that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well…we have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God….”
Speaking further on how much she misses the old him, Joke Silva said “We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity ….I miss the times we work together!”