How We Both Dumped Our Exs To Be Together- Ime Bishop And Wife Tells Love Story
Entertainment lovers know him as Bishop or Okon Lagos, but his real names are Ime Bishop Umoh.
Few years ago, the Akwa-Ibom state nollywood comic actor signed the dotted lines with his tall, pretty wife Idara.
In a recent interview, the two lovely couple revealed the secrets of their glowing marriage, how they dumped their exs to be in the arms of each other and their fears for their young marriage.
"She was a bridesmaid at a wedding I anchored in November 2012. I spotted her at the wedding and I couldn't get my eyes off her. Since I felt I wouldn't have any other opportunity to get to know her, I approached her. I was in an emotionally tumultuous relationship at the time and I wanted to opt out as soon as possible. I wanted to roll
over to the other side of the lawn where the grass is greener," Bishop reveals how he met his better half.
On Idara part, she said, "when he asked me out, I was in a relationship but he persisted. I didn't really take him up until later. I was busy with my bridesmaid duty at the wedding and didn't even notice his gaze. He confessed later that he could not take his eyes off me all through the wedding ceremony."
Are they bothered about the spate of crashed celebrity marriages?
"When we got married I used to pray to God to make sure my marriage works and never breaks up. I would pray that I would rather die than see my marriage break up.
That way, the only reason why he would have to remarry was because he is widowed, God-forbid though," Idara spoke on their behalf.
Even as a celebrity, Bishop had the fears of marrying from the entertainment industry.
"I would not have settled down with a celebrity because paradoxically before you can have a decent family, you must have a balanced life. I cannot be running from pillar to post and my wife is doing the same- she has to be on a low key and I can be in the public eye. The two of us cannot be as busy as bees and then expect to train our children well."
They also both expressed the joy of parenthood.
Idara: "Now that we have a child, there is divided attention and sometimes he can just take our daughter out and leave me alone in the house"
Bishop: "I have seen my wife move from giving me sole attention to sharing it between my daughter and I. Because, it is a girl child, I give her so much attention as well. Before I go out, I kiss her on the lips and then gave my wife a peck on the cheeks. She complains about this even though jocularly. I am blessed to have someone who shares my DNA at the end of the day."
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