Veteran Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has clarified why he denied his ex-girlfriend and popular Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari.
Vox9ja recalls that in a recent interview, the movie star was questioned about the romantic relationship with Nadia Buari, and he quizzed the host with the response, “Who is that?”
Addressing the uproar over his response, Iyke, in an interview with Starr Drive FM, said glorifying such conversations about his previous relationship with Nadia Buari is disrespectful to both his current partner and Nadia’s husband.
The thespian said his response was also done out of respect, not to offend a married woman and her four children, stressing that no husband would want to hear an ex-lover talking explicitly about his current partner.
Iyke added that he never intended to disrespect both parties, knowing fully well that it happened over a decade ago, and he is not the person to arm the court of public opinion with the gossip it needs to talk about people.
He said, “The understanding of that segment is that when asked a difficult question and you refuse to answer, you sip tea. Even if alcohol was there at that point, I would take it. If I answer this question anyway, it will be a lose-lose.
“If I were to glorify these conversations and say certain things about them, it would be to the detriment of the person I am with and also of the person she is with.
“Which husband wants to hear about an ex talking sexually explicitly with the person he is with, and people don’t understand that (my response) this was an act of respect?
“Who is that?” response, “I didn’t want to offend a married woman with four children, so it was better to leave the past in the past. I must respect both my current partner and Nadia’s husband.”