Prominent Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi shares the reasons behind her decision to keep her now-husband, Banky W, in the friend zone for over a year before eventually agreeing to marry him.
She addressed the early years of their relationship while speaking at the Waterbrooks Church, Lagos, on Sunday.
The mother of one highlights that one of the reasons why she had friend-zoned her husband was that, at the time, she hadn’t heard from God on whether he was the right man for her.
She said …
“I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I have heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘my life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and half has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and sex and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W interjected:
“No, leave s.x. Don’t take it away [laughs].”
You’d recall that the celebrity couple got married, in a glamorous wedding, on November 19, 2017. They birthed their first child, Hazaiah, in January 2021 and subsequently unveiled his face to the public a year later.