Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jeta And Mbong Amata Announce Their Separation After 10 Years Together

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Jeta Amata and Mbong Amata are one of the few young couples in Nollywood where both of them are in the business, and it seemed they were in it for the long haul, even as their stars kept shining brighter. Unfortunately, things aren't so well in their marriage, the couple were together 10 years, and married for 5 years. Jeta Amata confirmed their separation himself, but says they remain friends.

"Mbong is an amazing mother, an incredible wife...all the time we were together she would never let any other person cook my food...she was faithful and good to me and gave me the best gift in the world, our beautiful daughter. If I didn't cage her so much maybe we would still be together. I stole her youth and didn't let her live her dream so it was better to let her go and find new adventures. She's happy and so am I. Despite the fact that we are no longer together, we are still good friends. She even lives close to me here in LA. Things are great between us and I'm happy to see her happy."

He gave the statement to Linda Ikeji, who adds about the couple that,

Mbong met Jeta when she was so young, married him and became a mother in her early twenties. She is a former beauty queen (Miss Akwa Ibom 2003) and her dream was to be an actress. Jeta didn't mind his wife being an actress but he didn't want her featuring in Nollywood movies, so he restricted her. Mbong, some of you may have noticed, only featured in Jeta's movies. And because she met Jeta so young, Mbong didn't get a chance to date other men, never partied and until they separated, never earned a living on her own. She relied on Jeta for everything.

When they moved to the US, it became a little worse for Mbong. She became lonely and instead of being the star actress she's always dreamed of, she became a housewife, caring for Jeta and their five year old daughter. Mbong became resentful and left Jeta in 2011 and returned to Nigeria. Jeta went after her and they reconciled after Jeta promised to give her a bit more space to pursue her dreams.

Jeta tried to live up to his promise, but as an African man, just couldn't compromise much and so last year Mbong wanted out of the marriage and Jeta let her go. Mbong and Jeta have been living separately in Los Angeles for about a year now. When I asked if there was any hope for reconciliation, my source told me 'it's only a matter of time before they file for divorce. They have moved on and the love is no longer there. Mbong is very happy now that she can do whatever she wants without a husband to stop her or tell her what she can or can't do"

The couple seperated in 2012 and since, then Mbong has been back in Nigeria a couple of times to take up roles in Nollywood movies, one of which is Forgetting June by Emem Isong. Jeta Amata is working on another African Hollywood projects and dating one of his star actresses.

I know I may be a romantic who knows nothing really about these two people, but I kinda wish they get back together. All the best to them, this cannot be an easy period for them or their daughter.

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