Nollywood actress and mother of one, Uche Ogbodo has explained why she is dating a younger man and carrying his baby.
Uche says she has dated a lot of older men in the past and they emotionally wrecked her and lied to her.
She termed them as grandpas.
She says at a time, she dated a man 20 years older than her, because she believes a lady needs a father-figure in a relationship, but she was wrong.
She says she also dated a man 10 years older, another one 8 years older, but they broke her heart and made her feel worthless.
She also made reference to the father of her child, saying he abused her emotionally and more.
She said she decided to try a younger man when are friend told her to try it out. Her words;
”I am pregnant by a man who is a complete man, who is above 25 and then you call him a small boy..you insult me and say that I am older than him, how can I be dating a teenager?
Listen, that guy has made me happy and I have no apologies for it. He has made me happy. All the while I was with him, I never cried, like cry, but I know that I have been in relationships with older men, men who are older by 20 years.
I have dated a guy who is older than me by 20 years because then I used to believe you need a father figure in a relationship, you need someone who can help you, build you, people who can control you. I have dated a guy who is 20 years older than me and he never impacted anything in my life. He never did anything for me. Mentally he never. He abused me, he lied to me.
I have dated a guy who is ten years older than me. It didn’t work. I dated a guy who is eight years older than me. I have never dated a guy who I am older than. This is actually the first I tried it.”
”I used to see a guy who is thirty years old as a child. I used to see guys who are thirty years old as babies because I am used to dating my grandpas, grandfathers, thinking that’s the best decision for me. But, all these grandfathers, what they do is demoralise me, made me understand that I am not special, made me understand that there is nothing in me, that the strength that I feel that I have, I don’t have it.”
She broke into tears and said; ”I decided to try with a younger person”.