Renowned Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, has candidly revealed why she placed her now-husband, Banky W, in the friend zone for an extended period of over one year before eventually accepting his proposal.
During a recent address at the Waterbrooks Church in Lagos on Sunday, the actress, who is now a mother, shed light on the early stages of their relationship. She disclosed that one of the key reasons she initially friend-zoned Banky W was her uncertainty about whether he was the right life partner, as she hadn’t received a clear direction from God at that time.
“I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I had heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘My life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and half ago has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and sex and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W interjected: “No, leave s.x. Don’t take it away [laughs].”
You’d recall that the celebrity couple got married, in a glamorous wedding, on November 19, 2017. They birthed their first child, Hazaiah, in January 2021 and subsequently unveiled his face to the public a year later.