Monday, September 8, 2014

Adaeze Yobo on How She Met And Married Her Husband And Being A Mother

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Adaeze Yobo, former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (2008) and wife of Joseph Yobo, former player of Fenerbache F.C and Nigeria’s national football team captain has opened up about her life as a mother and wife in a new interview with DailySun.

When exactly did you leave Nige­ria?

As soon as I met my husband, I left the shores of Nigeria for further studies. I went to New York. I got married in 2009 and in 2010, I had my son.

What’s it like being a mother?

It’s been a wonderful experience being mother to this wonderful son of mine. When the little boy came out from my body, I dis­covered that he’s my first real love. I thought I was in love with my husband not until I saw my son. I have never loved somebody that much in my life.
How did you meet your hus­band?

I met him in Nigeria through a friend at an event. From there, we became close friends. I became pregnant and we got married im­mediately. Everything happened in a very short time. A lot of people thought it wasn’t going to work but at that moment, I knew I felt something I had never felt with
anyone in my life and I said to myself, why not take that chance? I’m quite prayerful , so I knew there’s no way I could err, though I never planned getting married so early. I had so many dreams of what I wanted in life. Mar­riage was the last thing on my mind. It hap­pened so fast and I thought I should give it a shot.

So, what attracted you to him?

When we first met, I didn’t know who he is really. He didn’t know that I was the most beautiful girl in Nigeria. When I knew he was a footballer, I said to myself this relation­ship might not work or lead us anywhere, because of the lifestyle of some footballers who have so many girlfriends.

Do you regret marrying him?

Not at all. No marriage can ever be perfect. Even my relationship with my mum can never be perfect. I have never regretted any moment with my husband and I always say to my sisters and cousins that I don’t know what I could have been without my hus­band. I wondered the kind of man I would have ended up with if I didn’t marry him. I thank God that He planned my life and I’m living the life He planned for me. God has been gracious to me in every way.

You’ve remained so beautiful, what’s the secret?

I’m a product junky. I buy things and when I get bored I just buy another one. I have all sorts of make up. When I learn of a product that clears acne , I buy and if I’m told the next day another product prevents stretch marks, I buy it. I have loads of body treat­ment products and I use and dump them because I can’t use everything.

What kind of things do you wear, your dress sense?

If I go shopping and see shoes that I am not comfortable in, that’s what I’m attracted to. If I see shoes that are so difficult to walk in, that’s what I love to buy. I remember at the question and answer session at MBGN pageant, when I was asked about my style, I replied that style is wearing whatever you are comfortable in but now my response to that question has changed. For me, anything that I’m not comfortable in is what I’m ac­tually attracted to these days. If it’s a dress that is uncomfortable that is what I love to buy. I love things that stand out . I love colors, I love to be seen and known. I have loads of yellow stuffs because it’s attractive.

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