Seasoned Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has acknowledged that he is to blame for the dissolution of his marriage to Dana Kinduryte.
He claimed that while he was a great and amazing parent to his three children, he was a terrible spouse to his ex-wife.
The seasoned actor claimed during a conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo, which 1Family Radio was listening to, that his wife left the marriage because he didn’t provide her with the love and care she deserves.
“I have had a failed marriage, but nobody knows that. I have three kids. I caused my marriage to fail.’’
“I am not the type to blame anyone for my mistakes. There is a saying that ‘to boss up, own up, and there is a part of me that would take the easier route out,’’ he said.
The well-known actor continued by saying that whenever he is sentimental, he has a tendency to act mediocre.
“Anytime I did anything mediocre in my life, I always did it when I was emotional because I am extremely proficient in being deliberate and strategic about everything I do.’’
“Every time I failed, it was because I got emotional. I became mediocre, then I appealed to the smaller man in me and the part that was not emotionally intelligent,’’ he disclosed.
He asserted that after his mother passed away, he lost his sense of humor, inner strength, and sense of balance in life. He added that no one wanted to tell him about his mother’s passing because he was so emotionally attached to her.
“When I lost my mother, I could not find my feet for years. There was a lifestyle and spiritual connection that I lost. It took them 72 hours to tell me that I had lost my mother. I just got out of an interview in London.
“There is always that one person in the family that is a deliverer of bad news. The person who does that in our family said he would not break the news to me because there is a great chance I would not make it,” he added.
Jim Iyke continued that after his first child arrived, he transferred the love he had for his mother to the boy while neglecting his wife, which wrecked his marriage.
“I lost my sense of humor, the lion in me, and the leader in me. I just gave myself to the elements, so she suffered for that. I became an obsessive dad. I gave everything I had to my son.
“I was changing diapers; I was the proper stay-home dad. I gave everything to him and left her behind. I took all my love and attention and invested it in my son, leaving her behind. I was an excellent father and a woeful husband. They are white; they are not built like us.
He remarked, “After a while, she said, I can’t find who I married. Then we parted as friends.”