Nollywood actress, Shaffy Bello has opened up on her failed marriage and her career in an interview with media personality monitored, Chude Jideonwo.
Shaffy Bello indicated that she does not have any regrets sacrificing her kids and husband in America for her career in Nigeria.
“I came back to Nigeria to spread my wings, I felt like I was pregnant and couldn’t have a child…like my wings were sort of closed in, like i was boxed in.
I needed more, my soul needed more, I was yearning for more. I didn’t know the price that will come with it but I had to make the sacrifice…I paid the price of not having a connection with my children then. My daughter was 13, my son was 11…I was an hands on mother before I left them.
At a point I even quit my job to raise my kids…I sacrificed a lot for them to be nurtured…only to now leave them in their early teenage years with their father…and then again, their dad is out there making a living and i am here in Nigeria making a living….so they missed the joint parental touch but that is about that”
Speaking further Shaffy Bello said “I left my husband, because he allowed me….….we divorced 5 years ago when I was 45 and that was a huge sacrifice, he is a good man and father to the children….the distance affected us, long distance relationship was difficult…but I knew I wanted this, if I go back, it will be too much of a sacrifice, I wouldn’t be myself and at some point i will resent him so I had to focus on what I wanted.”