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'My marriage was a huge mistake'... Tonto Dikeh takes another swipe at ex-husband hours after they were pictured together



So just after we thought Tonto Dikeh and her ex-husband Olakunle Churchill had moved on from their marriage brouhaha, Tonto does another one.

Yesterday photos of the actress and her philanthropist ex-husband celebrating their son's birthday hit the net. Her fans were happy and even suggested they get back together.
Today, Tonto revealed in an interview with SunNews that her marriage was a huge mistake and her ex-husband Churchill feeds from the controversy their split generated so she had to stop feeding him.

Little wonder why she didn't post any photos showing his participation at their son's birthday party yesterday. Churchill posted the photos.
In the interview, Tonto talked about the drug allegations, being celibate and also revealed they had a custody battle which she won.

See excerpts from the interview below:
Let us talk about family a bit. Will you get married the second time?Absolutely! I will, but for now I’m just trying to do so much and that’s why it’s not at the forefront.      
 Is there anyone in your life at the moment?
I do not talk personal life outside my home anymore, I’m sorry.
 As a beautiful young lady, can you really take sex out of your life?
Well, I’m born again and I’m celibate.
 How long will that last for you?
I don’t know how long that is going to last. Maybe till I get married.
 Are you spiritual?
I’m not spiritual. I am a Christian, it’s a way of life.
 Do you have a timeline on your celibacy?
Like I said before, anything private in my life stays private. 
  How do you react to the drug allegations leveled against you?
While growing up, I did a lot of rough movies, I did a lot of movies that doing drugs had to be involved, a lot of movies that people had to form an opinion about me and so, that is where that opinion of drugs came out. As a young girl growing up, I did make some mistakes with alcohol, cannabis and cigarettes but I’m older now and I’m above all of those things, I have a son now. I always tell people who ask me why I quit smoking  “What if my son needs blood tomorrow, what will I say to myself that I can’t give my son blood because I still want to indulge in cannabis”. I know it’s one of those things I did quit by the grace of God because it is not easy to desist from. The drug allegations from my ex-husband was just a lie to cover up his domestic violence track, he felt that was a tool he could use to tarnish my image, but come to think of it, there are too many holes in that story. It is impossible for a father who genuinely says he cares about your son to leave his son with a drug addict, if you had a drug addict at home, would you not fight for the custody of your son? I don’t joke with my son, so, if a father joked with his son in that way, he just lied to cover up the fact that he’s a woman beater.              
You seemed to be travelling a lot these days
I am from Port Harcourt, Ikwere to be precise and if you get to know my people, we are very local, we don’t know how to travel. Travelling is not really my thing but having a son has made me realize that I deserve every thing amazing, which is why from last year I started travelling round the world without any limitations. I don’t have a particular destination but so far I love Paris 
Do you still interact with your ex husband, to come and play a fatherly role to his son?
Recently, we just ended a court case which I did not publicise because I respect my son so much , anything that concerns my son I try as much as possible to keep it on the wraps. We just finished a custody battle case and a child support case.
And you won?
Yes I did. But those things are personal to me and also out of respect for my son, I’ll never talk about something that concerns him. If you want to talk about me and my ex-husband that’s different but I will not even glorify that because he’s eating off my energy and my stardom and I don’t want that anymore.I don’t even think I was ever married because he was married to someone else while I was married to him.
Do you think your marriage was a mistake?
Yes, it was a huge mistake but then again how can a mistake produce such a wonderful gift, that is all I keep saying to myself. How it happened is something I have forgotten about. Part of the healing process is not going back to it. I’m done. 
 After you gave birth, we saw when Tonto Dikeh was on the big side, battling with her weight, today we are seeing a different person. Did you undergo any surgery or do any exercise?
Yes I did a cosmetic surgery but before my surgery I had lost all my baby weight. I was a little bit stressed out being a new mom, I started going back to work, I started to eat healthier, I stopped breastfeeding because it was the only thing that made me add weight. My body metabolism just went back to normal after that I had a so banging…
 From your personal experience, why do you think marriages break up among youths and celebrities these days?

I cannot answer that, but I can say that sincerity and motivation in marriage is very important. People break up for different reasons, some people break up for something as little as toothpaste, so, we can never compare one breakup to another and I don’t think anybody is happy over a breakup.
 If you were to do it again, what will you do differently?
Most especially I would not ignore those little signs that suggest that there is danger ahead. Like I said before I’m not going to talk about the signs, I’m done with that.

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