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Thursday, March 1, 2018

I don’t want a drama 'queen' – Jim Iyke speaks on not marrying Rita Dominic



Nollywood ‘bad boy’ actor Jim Iyke says he did not get married to fellow actress Rita Dominic because he doesn’t want a drama queen.

Jim was in a hot romantic relationship with Rita. Many had thought they would be settling down together.

Speaking on why marriage never happened between them, Jim Iyke said he was just a young actor who was just embracing fame and was just bubbling with life although Rita Dominic was not an outgoing person, they really had something special between them.

Jim Iyke is still not married and explains that he is yet to find the right person to settle down with.

In an interview with Broadway TV, Jim Iyke said: “Rita and I met when I was just beginning to embrace fame, and the comforts that came with it.

“The laurels, the distraction, even the destruction. And Rita is not the kind of woman that hangs around a lot. We were very deep with each other.

“We still are great-friends though we don’t speak constantly. As a matter of fact, it may surprise you that we haven’t spoken to each other in over two years.

“But when we meet, we are cordial, and respectful. There is that deep rooted thing of a man or woman you shared something with.”

“I don’t think Rita at that time was looking at longevity, truthfully. Don’t forget, I was the kid with the crazy afro, ready to start a fight anywhere.

“My life was about having a good time and as many conquests as possible. So, who wants that kind of guy?”

“I don’t think so, we come from the same circle, she knows too much of what I know and I think I know too much of what she knows. You need that opposite attraction to survive the kind of life I live now. I want to come in and hear about your day, I don’t want to repeat what I have done with you.

“I need to learn new things from you, I need you to teach me new tricks, and I need to, at least, pretend to be interested in what you are talking about in the evening.

“A dead giveaway is the fact that I do know what you are talking about, I can fathom and predict it and I can end it, I don’t want that kind of life.

“I want someone that is entirely different from my world, someone that can bring me to order. The amazing relationship I had before now didn’t work for special reasons and it is obviously because of that.

“I don’t want a drama queen, I just need a woman that will come to me with something different all the time, I don’t want a predictable life,” he said.

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