In a recent interview, Sunday praise jam show creator, Dan Foster speaks about his ex-wife and how he met his current wife….
Enjoy the excerpts:
Where did you meet your wife, Lovina? In the theatre, at the Silverbird Galleria, about six years ago (2008), at about 11.00am. We were the only ones who came early on a Saturday morning to watch a movie. She was taking some kids to the theatre then she went to see her own movie and I was at the movies too. I was single at the time.
You were formerly married and you have a son called Joshua… Yes, back in the States, but I came first to Nigeria and then they came and they didn’t like it and she took my son back and that’s the only thing that hurts me, I wish my son could see what I’ve done, cause she took a little boy back home instead of letting the boy see what his father does and all the inspiration that I’ve been giving. It’s painful, but I was glad that she found another man because I had choices of her being here and I told her ‘honey I know we’re going to break up but I have to do this, it’s a job thing’.
Do you still communicate with him? Oh definitely, he’s coming.
How old is he now? He’s 14.
And back to how you got hitched with your current wife… I loved her stature and how she spoke when she was dealing with the kids, she was fine, she was so fine, she was so beautiful, that when she entered the theatre she looked at me but didn’t recognise me. She never knew who I was and to me that was great. She was sitting at the back and I was in front. I remember I said ‘I can’t believe we are the only ones in this theatre, and then she said ‘Who are you?’ And then I said my name is Dan. We ended up sitting next to each other watching the movie together… And we got married a year later that was fast. You don’t know how many times I was close to getting married, I really wanted to but it was time and I found the right one and Lovina with the way we talked on phone, it was special. For me talking to her on the phone was like talking on the radio. And while we talked, I kept saying this could be the mother of my kids, she’s intelligent….
You have three kids, how does it feel being a dad, living in Nigeria, married to a Nigerian woman, how do you relate with her family? It’s beautiful, her father gives me so much respect, he’s such a cool guy, relating with them is great even her sisters are ok. I’m a family guy now, there are things you need to do to make sure they are ok, it’s about leaving a legacy behind and now I have three legacies, I didn’t see the school fees coming though (Laughs). Now I’m so attached to them, I feel bad when I’m not with them. I’ve taught them how to swim, back in the Marine Corps, I gave swimming classes so they are really good swimmers.
Culled from the Netng.