Veteran actor, Pete Edochie, has expressed shock at the separation of his junior colleague, Chioma Chukwuka Akpota and her estranged husband.
Some time in 2022, rumours circulated the thespian, who has been married for over 15 years and very private, is no longer with her husband.
She somehow hinted the public about the crash of her marriage at the time as all her social media posts ended with maiden name, ‘Chioma Chukwuka’.
Despite the rumoured separation, the movie star failed to debunk or confirm the reports about her marriage.
In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Pete frowned at the increase in divorce in the Nollywood industry.
He was particularly shocked by the news of Chioma’s broken marriage, stressing that people must understand that the marriage union is for better or worse.
“If you come to our Industry today, most of our ladies who got married 2- 3 years ago have all left their husbands, I was shocked that Chioma Chukwa had left her husband, Ireti Doyle, Tonto Dikeh. You take a vow when you are going to get married for better or worst, not for better or out. You will always think it’s greener on the other side, that is the mistake we all make”.
Speaking on some of the ladies that have played his daughters in movies, Pete said he loves Genevieve Nnaji the most because she is exceptionally intelligent. He said: “Of all the girls who had played my daughter in films, somehow it is Genevieve Nnaji I love most. I look at her as my daughter and she also sees me as a father, she is an exceptionally brilliant lady. I have not heard of her lately ever since I heard she is a little disturbed mentally, I don’t know whether it is true or false, I hope that one day she calls me and say I am ok.”