For Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe Etim, her inability to bear children has made her feel inadequate.
The Nollywood royalty opened up on her personal life in a touching interview with Chude Jideonwo.
Nse Ikpe Etim admitted that she felt inadequate as a woman when she found out she could not bear children of her own.
In the past, Nse had disclosed she had to undergo hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to have a life again after she was diagnosed with adenomyosis.
Finding out she couldn’t have children, Nse Ikpe Etim didn’t feel ashamed, rather she felt inadequate.
According to her, she grew up in a family that don’t tie shame to themselves but live through life fully.
She said, “Finding out I couldn’t have children didn’t make me feel ashamed. I didn’t feel shame, but inadequacy, I felt inadequate as a woman because every time it was mentioned I would remember. So that’s what it was. Shame, I’m not ashamed. The least that I would be but I’m thankful for how I was brought up, we don’t tie shame to ourselves. We live through life fully and that’s how it is
Speaking on adoption, Nse Ikpe who was indecisive of the choice said, she and her husband are contented with just being dog parents.
“You never say never, but right now Clifford and I are dog parent. People show be allowed to live, what else? We are okay. And nothing defines you, not one thing defines you”.
She added, “My husband stood by me through all of this because that’s the way it’s supposed to be when people say oh we need to be really thankful for. What really happened? This is us, you walk in there as it’s a partnership, what comes good, bad, ugly, it’s us just let it be”.
Global monitor news recalls Nse Ikpe-Etim had shared a lovey-dovey video of herself and her husband as they celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary.on February 16, 2022.
Apart from the loved-up photos, Nse Ikpe-Etim held an adorable bouquet and repeatedly smiled in the video.
Nse Ikpe-Etim said she and her husband have been together for nine years.
She added that their union will still be together in a lifetime to come.
She wrote: 9 years with you and a lifetime to come. Happy anniversary to us.