Nigerian actress, Charity Nnaji, has revealed that she was forced to leave her marriage of 10 years due to domestic violence she suffered.
She said that she can stand being with a man who is financially handicap but she would never stay with one who engages in domestic abuse.
Nnaji stated this in an interview, adding that what she endured in her marriage which crashed four years ago can end someone else’s life if they experience same.
The Nollywood diva also talked about the lessons she learnt from her failed marriage and applying it to her relationship life.
She said; “I left my marriage because of domestic violence. I can cope with a man if he has setbacks in his business, but I cannot stay with him if he slaps me. What I survived in that home can kill others. My greatest fear was to live as a single mum, but I had to take a bold step to leave.
“Ever since I left, a lot has changed in my life. I can now handle any relationship and know how to live with people. Secondly, I now have peace of mind. Money cannot buy peace of mind. Whatever one does in life, one should ensure it does not tamper with one’s peace of mind. I was married for 10 years. I left the marriage four years ago.”
Nnaji further revealed she had found love again and was taking her time before making it public.
She said; “I am in a relationship, and I am just taking my time. I don’t want to bring him to social media for now. I don’t want social media people to ruin my relationship because that is their job. Whatever that is good, some Nigerians will always want to see the negative side of it.
“The last guy I dated was acting funny and I was not comfortable with it. He claimed to love me but he was never intimate with me.”