Nollywood actress, Shaffy Bello, has revealed the sacrifices she made in exchange for her career and fame.
According to her, her divorce which was five years ago, was a huge sacrifice.
In an interview with Chude, the ‘forever young’ actress narrated how she parted ways with her husband and children and the struggles she had leaving them for her career.
Shaffy described her ex-husband to be a great man and father to their children.
She said, “I left my husband because he allowed me. We divorced 5 years ago when I was 45 and that was a huge sacrifice.
“He is a good man and father to the children. The distance affected us; long distance relationship was difficult but I knew I wanted this. If I go back, it will be too much of a sacrifice.
“I wouldn’t be myself and at some point, I would resent him so I had to focus on what I wanted. I don’t regret the decision I took.
“I came back to Nigeria to spread my wings. I felt like I was pregnant and couldn’t have a child; like my wings were sort of closed in, like I was boxed in.”
According to her, she said her drive for her passion which is acting made her leave her children and husband. She said she needed more so she went for it.
“I needed more; my soul needed more. I was yearning for more. I didn’t know the price that would come with it but I had to make the sacrifice.
“I paid the price of not having a connection with my children then. My daughter was 13, my son was 11. I was a hands -on mother before I left them.
“At one point, I even quit my job to raise my kids.
“I sacrificed a lot for them to be nurtured only to now leave them in their early teenage years with their father and then again, their dad is out there making a living and I am here in Nigeria making a living so they missed the joint parental touch but that is about that,” she narrated.