Veteran Nollywood actress was a guest on Colleague Mercy Johnson's cook show and she gladly responded to all the questions that Mercy asked her...
Mercy Johnson asked Patience Ozokwor: “You are a mom, you are married, you lost your husband. How was that like, plus, why did you never remarry? Because we have many women particularly online asking. They say “I can’t do this, I can’t do that, it’s a taboo, I have to remain this way”. Was that a personal decision for you and if you wanted to, would you have, and why didn’t you?”
Patience Ozokwo replied
''I actually wanted to re-marry but it was too late because my children were already grown and they pleaded with me and said “we know why you want to re-marry but we want to ask you to please stay for us, we are going to be your husband that will take good care of you. Because we are all grown, so that our friends will not laugh at us that at our age, our mother had to go and re-marry”. It looks like they were selfish, but I understood why they did it. And it worked fine for me. So I decided not to re-marry. It is a huge sacrifice, but there is no sacrifice too huge for the family''.
“But your children are everywhere: London, America, Canada, everywhere. How do you juggle?”
'' Well, I go to London when I have to be in London, especially on special days. Maybe there is a birthday to celebrate, or sometimes, my daughter just says come and have some rest. Then that’s when I go to London. Sometimes they come too. Like I went to shoot in America and she had to come over. She said “I’ve not stayed with you in a long time, I want to take time off”. She took 10 days off and stayed with me while I shot that movie in 10 days''.
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