Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has openly confessed that he had a failed marriage nobody knows about. The film star, in a chat with Chude Jideonwo, the media entrepreneur, said he keeps his personal life private.
Iyke stated that he hates to be figured out, hence his reason for keeping his marital life out of public scrutiny.
“I’ve had a failed marriage. I have two, three beautiful kids. How are you going to know? You can’t follow my partner. You’ll never understand. Even people who live in my space don’t know how I move,” he said.
“I hate to be figured out. Once you figure me out, I have nothing else to offer. So that’s the potency in it. I refuse to be figured out. I refuse to be tamed.”
In 2013, a video showing Iyke in a deliverance session at the Synagogue Church of all Nations had surfaced online.
Iyke touched on how the subsequent death of his mother, for whom he had sought spiritual healing, crushed him.
“When I lost my mum, I couldn’t find my feet for years. There’s an understanding, spirituality, and connection that I lost. People always wondered how I rise from things that were supposed to bury me,” he said, wiping his tears.
“My mum was lying in a hospital bed in a coma but they were saying I’m playing theatrics. I said, ‘I will live in this church for two years if you heal my mum.’ What happened, I don’t know. I saw the video and said it’s not me.
“But that’s me. I’m not an island of knowledge. I’ve done my part but one thing you can take to the bank is that, until I die, I’m the true son of Gladys.”
The movie star also talked about trying his hands on several businesses that eventually failed.
“I’m expeditious in opening gates but I just don’t know how to man the gates,” Iyke added.