BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood filmmaker, Fidelis Duker and his wife Temitope got married when she was quite young but that didn’t stop their marriage from flourishing.
The couple will be celebrating 20 years of marriage soon and in a recent interview with Vanguard they talked about what they’ve been doing to make the marriage last this long.
Fidelis Duker said, “I keep telling people, especially those in the movie industry where you have cases of breaking of marriages after one or two years, that there is no perfect marriage.”
“The first two years after we got married, we had turbulent times. We met in 1995, so between then and now, we have had 21 years of interacting with each other. And we have been married for more than 18 years now. I think celebrating 20 years in marriage is a landmark .
“I have always advised young couples that they should look beyond the glamour attached to marriage. You should see your wife as your friend. That’s why if you ask my friends like Fred Amata, Zeb Ejiro and others, they keep saying my wife is my confidant. She’s always among my friends.
“As a matter of fact, she rarely has her own friends. She’s complaining now that I dragged her into my industry and she has now become friends of my friends as well. I think that’s what has kept us going.”
Read the full interview here