Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) has openly discussed the challenges faced by entertainers in maintaining faithfulness in their marriages, News About Nigeria reports.
The 62-year-old actor highlighted the pressures and temptations that married male celebrities often encounter, particularly from women seeking to lead them into infidelity.
During his appearance on the Teju Babyface Deep Dive Podcast, hosted by comedian Olateju Oyelakin, popularly known as Teju Babyface, RMD compared women to the biblical Delilah and Jezebel.
“It’s very hard for entertainers to be faithful in marriage because of the line of work that we are in. Every one of us that is married, we are the target. Look at how women are, how can you escape it?
“Women are like Delilah, they are like Jezebel, they prepare… The only way the enemy can perpetrate their real intention is to constantly aim at the image of God or the symbol of authority in any home. Then shut it down.
“It’s like shooting a General on the battlefield. You drop him, and then the battalion scatters. Their mission is to take down the head of the family.”
RMD further emphasised that navigating the challenges of faithfulness in marriage requires mutual understanding and support between spouses.
He suggested that it is essential for the spouse to comprehend the unique challenges faced by entertainers and be prepared to address them together.
“So, it’s very difficult [to be faithful]. You have to get to the point where your wife understands what she is up against as well. Because if your wife is not up to speed on what she is up against, then you would be left open.”
Being faithful in marriage is very hard. Women are like Delilah — Actor Richard Mofe-Damijo pic.twitter.com/u5vzrTbGVa
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RMD is married to television personality Jumobi Adegbesan. The actor remarried after the passing of his first wife, talk show host May Ellen ‘MEE’ Mofe-Damijo, in 1996.