Nse Ikpe Etim, a Nollywood actress has expressed how she felt after finding out that she cannot bear children for her husband.
In an emotional conversation with Chude Jideonwo about her private life, the Nollywood star opened up about her personal life.
Chude had asked her if she felt shame after she revealed her fate of not having her own children to the world, and according to her, there is no shame in it and she wasn’t raised to be attached to shame because things happen.
The cause of her situation is adenomyosis, and she was diagnosed with it which made her have a hysterectomy (uterus removal) in order to live a normal life.
Nse Ikpe Etim added that instead of being ashamed, what she felt was the feeling of inadequacy as a woman after learning she couldn’t have children of her own.
“I didn’t feel shame, but inadequacy, I felt inadequate as a woman because everytime it was mentioned I would remember. So that’s what it was.
Shame, I’m not ashamed. The least that I would be but I’m thankful for how I was brought up, we don’t tie shame to ourselves. We live through life fully and that’s how it is.
My husband had stood by me through all of this because that’s the way it’s supposed to be when people say oh we need to really be thankful for. What really happened?? This is us, you walk in there as it’s a partnership, what comes good, bad, ugly, it’s us just let it be.”
“You never say never, but right now Clifford and I are dog parents. People should be allowed to live, what else? We are okay! And nothing defines you, not one thing defines you.”