Bolanle Ninalowo, a popular Nollywood actor and producer, has spoken frankly about the dynamics of his marriage to Bunmi.
The 42-year-old actor, who has been married for almost two decades, recalled how he met his wife and how his parents reacted to his young love at the time in a recent interview with Allure Vanguard.
The father of two claims that when he first met his wife, he was just 24 years old and a nobody, but he knew right away that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
“Bunmi is my treasure from God. Only God can bless a man with such a jewel. I saw her in a mall 19 years ago and it’s been never to let go ever since despite our shortcomings. You can say I recognised a blessing at first sight. Our families were very supportive. Our relationship was quite similar to that of our parents, having met each other in their youth as well. They gave us their blessings and supported us whole-heartedly.
Bunmi and I met when I was a nobody. I was just 24 trying to discover myself and my goals in life. We have been together since I had just a kobo and now still together as a blessed family.”
Despite the fact that Nino and Bunmi seem to have the perfect love story, their two-year separation before getting back together to strengthen their marriage proves that this is far from the truth.
Regarding how they still maintain their romance and love today, the renowned actor stated;
“By doing the most together. We work out together, we strive to look our best for each other, and Bunmi doesn’t hesitate to keep looking extremely beautiful day after day. We try to keep the fire burning by re-enacting our past pleasures. Sometimes, we like being spontaneous and simply go with the flow. I have learnt to be her father, brother and confidant all day and every day. We have grown inseparable and are a unit where we almost can’t function without each other.”