BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actress Alex Okoroji is the ex-wife of Ghanaian actor, Omar Captan. They have a son together, Ray who clocked 6 recently and as a means of appreciation to her friends and family for showing her son love she sent a broadcast message on Whatsapp that said:
“Ray shares the same birthday with his father… his step sisters called, his father’s ex-wife called but his father didn’t send a single birthday message for the sixth time in six years. Yet you did, you took out time from your busy schedule to acknowledge him….”
In an interview with Saturday Beats, Alex Okoroji disclosed the reason for the message she sent. She revealed that since the divorce her ex-husband has neither acknowledged nor reached out to her and her son.
When she was asked for what she thought could be his reason, she said,
“If you get an answer from him, please let me know. I’m also curious to know why. How can anyone not acknowledge the existence of his first son who is his splitting image, a child he was present at his birth, a child born into his arms, on his own birthday – a gift he had requested from God many times, with his own mouth in front of many? He even knew the child was there before I realised it. He knew the child was a boy before I did a scan,” she said.
However the actress said she has a civil relationship with her ex’s family. She also shut down possibilities of getting back with her ex and that she’s ready to move on wth someone that will love her as genuinely as she has come to love herself.
“I’m done! Ex is ex please. Ex is for a reason. My focus is on the future, not my past. I am open to love, the right kind. I’m not available for circus. I am also open to marriage at the right time with the right person; with a man who is not intimidated by a strong ambitious woman like me, an open minded man who has goals for his life and is honest, transparent, affectionate and not afraid to be expressive; a man who is bold enough to love me in a way no man ever can or ever has, a solid thinking man, one without pun, or mind games but just the real kind of grown love.