Adesua Etomi, a popular Nollywood actress, shared why she friend-zoned her husband Banky Wellington, often known as Banky W, for a year before deciding to be married to him.
On September 17, she disclosed this while discussing the beginning of their relationship at Waterbrook Church in Lagos.
The 35-year-old actress revealed that she had initially placed him in the friend zone since she wasn’t certain of God’s plans for their relationship.
“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].”
The celebrity couple tied the knot in November 2017 and welcomed their first child in January 2021.