In a recent interview with Encomium magazine, newly wed Chris Attoh gave some interesting tips about his marriage to his beautiful wife, Damilola Adegbite. The Ghanaian actor talks about fatherhood, being a celebrity couple, and many more.
Read the lovely and engaging interview below
Tell us what happened when you met your wife, Lola Adegbite on Tinsel location which you both starred in?
It was the best day of my life, now that I think back. She made an impression the minute she came in and if someone told me that was my wife, I would have said, oh! you joking. But it was magic at first sight. Damilola knows how to steal attention when she needs to and I think we hit it off right from there. We were great friends. We went through friendship, then working as colleagues, then being involved. So, I’ve seen many interesting sides of her that I’m grateful for today. That’s the woman God has blessed me with, and I love every single minute of being with her.
But what really gave her an edge out of the many admirers that wanted to be Mrs. Attoh?
When you are choosing a wife you pray about it. It’s something that you ask for God’s guidance. All I can say is, that is where my compass led me to (laughs). In terms of what was so special, I wish I could say to you in one sentence, but I think it will take the rest of the paper (laughs).
But did she give you a hard time when you approached her?
Interesting enough, I think I gave her more hard time (laughs) but one way or the other, we both shared times when we felt the other wasn’t ready. And then, I think finally when we both were ready, things came together.
How do you manage the spot light as a celebrity couple?
Like everything else, you manage. It’s what to do and not what to do. You manage your affairs.
But why do most celebrity marriages crumble under slight pressure?
I wouldn’t know. I think that every marriage is separate, special and unique. Whatever the problems are, they are unique. And I said, it’s not an easy environment or industry, but as to why, I don’t know. That will be up to individual couple. I also don’t think that it is true; I think people just presume it. I give you many celebrity couples that have are enjoying blissful marriages to date. Without mentioning too many names; Denzel Washington and his wife have been together for many many years. But I think what is more important is that you recognize that it has to be managed, and all comes down to management.
How is fatherhood treating you?
Wonderful! Fatherhood is one of the most amazing things that have ever happened to me. Am also quickly finding out that it’s one of the things that the more you put in, the more you get out of it. So, I love every minute of it.
What was your family’s reaction to you marrying a foreigner?
Like how any other family will take it when you are introducing a foreign partner, you know. They say you marry the family, you don’t marry the individual. So all we needed was time for both families to get to know each other, and soon after that, everything was okay.
But was it a hard time convincing them?
No, like I said, they’ve been an encouraging family from the start. Whatever it is that I showed interest in, they encouraged me.
And how was it from Lola’s end?
Oh! Lola’s end, I won her mom’s heart right from day one. I mean, she liked me the moment she saw me.
You sound so happy that you are married.
I am. I believe there is a time for everything; I had my fun as a bachelor. It was good, I can’t tell you about it here, because the children will read this (laughs) but it was. There is nothing to miss, it was time to get married and move on and be more responsible and I’m ready for that. So, I can’t say I miss anything.
What advice would you give to couples out there probably going through some marital issues right now?
For myself, who is just newly married, I’m also still learning. I’m learning, it’s not easy. Like everything else it needs a lot of commitment. The more you put in, the more you get. I will simply encourage that marriage is exactly what it is, because marriage doesn’t mean it should change anything. I think it important for a couple to communicate and remember the friendship factor, and yes! I think we should take it as it comes.