I friend-zoned my husband for over one year – Adesua Etomi-Wellington
By: Peace Adisa
Adesua Etomi-Wellington, a Nollywood actress, disclosed that she “friend-zoned” her singer husband Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, for a year and a half before finally saying yes to his marriage proposal.
On Sunday, the actor addressed during worship at the Waterbrooks Church in Lagos.
She said that she “friend-zoned” him in part because she had not received a message from God at the time.
I would like to suggest that friendship plays a very large part in setting the framework of your relationship, she continued. For a year and a half, I friend-zoned my husband [laughs].
I friend-zoned him for two reasons. First of all, I wasn’t certain that God had spoken to me about whether or not this individual was truly my person. In fact, there are three. Second, getting hitched to Banky W [laughs].
I thought, “My life is chaotic enough on my own; why would I now marry Banky?” Absolutely not. “Thirdly, just making an effort to form a bond. And I genuinely think that the friendship we formed over the course of a year and a half has had a significant impact on how our relationship is now. My favorite is Banky W. He would still be my guy even if you took away the passion, sex, and other elements that comprise a marriage. My closest friend is Banky.
Banky W implied: “No, leave sex. Don’t remove it [laughs].
(Ayekooto) – vividly recalls that on November 19, 2017, Banky W and Adesua Etomi were married after charming moviegoers with their on-screen romance in “The Wedding Party” in a celebrity-studded ceremony. Hazaiah, their first child, was born in January 2021.