Ruth Eze, a film star in the Nigerian movie industry has said cheating is not enough reason to consider a divorce.
She said this while giving her views on marriage in an interview with Saturday Sun.
Eze said her late father once told her that men are polygamous in nature. She added that her dad’s advice shaped her perception of men and marriage.
The actress also argued that infidelity is common among all men including clerics.
Eze said if she catches her husband with another woman, she would sit him down and talk it over rather than engage him in a fight.
“My late father told me that men are polygamous in nature. But he said if you are lucky you would find the one that will not rub it on your face,” she said.
“So, if I catch him (my hubby) cheating, it’s okay. Rather than fight, we will sit down and talk about it, because to be honest with you, every man cheats even including pastors and reverend fathers. My girlfriend used to say, ‘Ruth, your kind of mind is what is needed to go through this life’. Yes, I agree with her.”
“There is no man that is faithful (to his wife). I have seen a man who cheated a day before his wedding. He was going to wed the following day and they caught him pants down with his girlfriend.
“I feel it’s their nature, and I will not leave a man because he cheats. I will only leave a man when I see that he’s temperamental, violent or toxic for my energy. But if it is cheating, I will not leave him.”
The actress, however, said she cannot put up with domestic violence.
“Domestic violence is not part of the reasons I’m scared of marriage. Look, no man can be violent with me. You can’t! I will not allow it,” she added.
“I am educated, smart, brilliant, beautiful and talented, so I will not allow you to be violent with me. I am not one of those women that will allow a man to be violent with them. You cannot be violent with me. But with the crazy stories flying everywhere, I’m just scared.” she added.