“I would have stayed if I had a child” ~ Toke Makinwa Opens Up About Her Past Marriage
Toke Makinwa, a well-known media personality in Nigeria, has admitted that she would have remained in her marriage had she been pregnant with a child by her ex-husband, Maye Ayida.
In 2015, Toke Makinwa and Maye Ayida divorced after it was learned that he was carrying his ex-girlfriend’s child.
However, the actress acknowledged in the most recent episode of her podcast, TokeMoments, that if she had a child, she would have had to make concessions and stay in her marriage.
She said, “A lot of women stay in unhealthy marriages for their children. For the longest, you hear so many women say things like, ‘The marriage is done but I only stay for my kids.”
“And I’m going to be honest here, if I had had a kid while I was married, I may have been one of those women. Because I also had the trauma of losing both parents at the age of 8. I mean, I was adopted. I have a great life which I’m thankful for but there were times that I wondered what life could have possibly been like if that hadn’t happened.
“So, for the sake of my children, I may have had to compromise just because I wanted them to have mum and dad. I may have been one of these women. So, I’m not even judging anyone right here.”