Why my marriage is successful – Actress, Ufuoma McDermott

Popular Nollywood actress and mother of two, Ufuoma Mcdermott, has shared some rare tips on how to have a successful marriage.


The happily married actress disclosed this in an exclusive interview she recently had with Saturday Beats.

Recall that the beautiful thespian and her European husband, Steven McDermott, had celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary few months ago.

Speaking on the popular perception that actresses don’t last in marriages, Ufuoma told Saturday Beats;

“The first thing we should understand is that everybody just wants to be happy. I think people should work towards whatever it takes to achieve happiness. Sometimes, it goes through, and sometimes, it falls through and the spouses would have to go their separate ways. I don’t believe that two people would come together with the aim that some years down the line, they would have a divorce. However, as time goes on, they would realise that there are differences they cannot handle. They would have thought they could but it may not work out and they would have to go their separate ways. In some cases, that is the safer option and everybody would be happy.

“It is not just about being tolerant; it is also about being understanding, and knowing what one’s breaking point is. I have not ‘met’ my breaking point. But, I have had challenges in my marriage. There are times I upset my husband and there are times he upsets me. Through it all, we both have not reached our breaking points. We are still at the point where it is okay for us to have misunderstandings. We correct the mistake and keep moving. We have done that for 10years.”

Speaking on couples who share their love lives and relationships on social media, the former Miss Ebony Beauty said, “Whatever works for one. My husband is not a public person. I respect his personality the way he respects mine, and that works for us.”

Ufuoma and her Caucasian husband who got married in a star studded wedding in 2010 now have two lovely kids, a boy and a girl.

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