Adesua Etomi-Wellington, a popular Nigerian actress, has confessed that she placed her now-husband, the singer Bankole Wellington (Banky W), in the friend zone for a year and a half before ultimately agreeing to his proposal of marriage.
She openly shared this revelation during a sermon at the Waterbrooks Church in Lagos on Sunday.
Adesua explained that one of the factors contributing to her decision was her lack of divine guidance during that particular period.
She said, “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.”