Popular Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi has revealed why she friend-zoned her husband, Banky Wellington, better known as Banky W, for one year before accepting his relationship proposal.
She made this revelation while speaking about the early stage of their relationship at Waterbrook Church in Lagos on Sunday, September 17.
The 35-year-old movie star explained that she initially put him in the friend zone because she wasn’t sure about God’s intention for their relationship.
“I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I have heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘my life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and half has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and sex and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W interjected: “No, leave s.x. Don’t take it away [laughs].”
The celebrity couple tied the knot in November 2017 and welcomed their first child in January 2021.