I Married My Wife Out Of Sympathy – Actor

Is it possible to marry someone out of pity, stay in the marriage for 8-years and even have kids with that ‘pitiful partner? Award winning actor, Joseph Benjamin did all that.

According to the hunky actor from Kogi state, he married his wife out of pity when she got pregnant with his baby while they were still dating.

The actor opens up a can of worms in a recent interview he granted and here are excerpts below:

What Really Happened in his Marriage?: “I was married for 8 years. It was a rather odd situation at that time. She got pregnant and I didn’t want to have a child out of wedlock and so I married her so we could build a home together for the unborn child. Things weren’t rosy then, but I believed it was the right thing to do for the sake of the child. I overlooked my own personal desires, I just wanted to do right. Our second child came and I stood by my family like I always have; but no one is perfect, we had our issues – the crisis persisted but we stayed because of the kids. But you never make that kind of decision because if the parents are not happy together then the children suffer.”

Is Your Wife Older Than You?: ”She is not older than me, and she wasn’t taking care of my financial needs as people have insinuated. We were both starting off in life on the same grounds – no one was exploited. I’ve been separated for a year now but we still keep a good relationship, and our separation was a mutual agreement. She is a good woman but I could not go on with the union anymore seeing the foundation it was built on was untrue. I have two wonderful children – a ten year old daughter and a seven year old son. They are an integral part of my life; their mum and I have a very good arrangement on how to balance their lives and make sure that psychologically they are stable and unaffected by our separation.”

11 Comments

  • YOU NO GET TALK AT ALL. WHICH ONE BE OUT OF SYMPATHY? WEN THE GOING WAS GOOD, IT WAS NT OUT OF SYMPATHY NOW IT IS OUT OF SYMPATHY

  • IT SOUNDS EMPTY TO SAY THAT, SOMEBODY YOU FOUND GOOD FOR FRIENDSHIP AND NOT JUST FOR A MERE CONTACT OF OPPOSITE SEX ORGANS WAS MARRIED OUT OF PIETY. PLEASE STOP BLABBING MISS LEADING OUR YOUTHS WITH YOUR UNGROUNDED EXCUSES FOR LEAVING YOUR WIFE. IF YOU SEPARATE WITH YOUR WIFE, KEEP TH NEWS TO YOURSELF AND NOT COMING OUT HERE TO TELL US RUBBISH.

    • Idiot, u married her outt of sympathy because u r better than her or what? U lack sense, just listen to what u r r opening ur big and dirty mouth to tell us. When d going was rosy, we did not hear u married her out of pity. U hav just started u will keep divorcing and will never find a wife, useless home video actor.

  • i use to think you had a message with you movie titled MR ANA MRS! SO, U PPL HAVE NOTHING TO LEARN FROM WHAT U PRACTICE? YOU OPEN UR RUBBISH MOUTH TO SAY U AND UR WIFE HAVE GOOD PLAN ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF UR CHILDREN! MY PROBLEM IS TO THE STUPID YOUTHS WHO WOULD HAVE U AS A ROLE MODEL. YOU ARE A BAD SPECIE.

  • But u people are not dumb nah! There’s nowhere the dude said he married her out of pity. Read the damn piece urself and use ur brains! The writer just wants to create drama

    • I wonder! I was looking out for the part where he mentioned he married her out of pity. nowhere did he say that! We all like to pretend. many ppl are married to ppl they’ll rather not be with. so free d man abeg. No be today separation start. no news here.

  • I disagree with you assertion on the planned arrangement with your estranged wife so that the separation does not affect your children, once you are apart, the children have been deprived of the necessary family atmosphere to nurture and grow, the man is not there when they need him and you expect them to grow with a healthy state of mind? c,mon dude, dont tow the line of Frank Edoho, success has many parents while failure is an orphan

  • benjamine or whatever u call urself,u’re nt serious and i think all u just said is false in other 2 cover ur sin.u married ur wife out of pity,why nt ask her 2 have d baby while u take full responsiblity of d child dan going into marriage?is ur wife

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