Nigerian movie star, Adesua Etomi-Wellington has revealed that she friend-zoned her husband, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, for one year before agreeing to date him.
The Nollywood actress shared the story of how their love started and blossomed while speaking at Waterbrook Church in Lagos on Sunday, September 17.
Adesua revealed that the reason she initially put Banky in the friend zone was because she wasn’t sure about God’s intention for their relationship.
She said; “I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I have heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons. Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘my life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
“And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and half has played a very big role in how our relationship is today. Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and s*x and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W interjected: “No, leave s*x. Don’t take it away [laughs].”
The 42-year-old musician tied the knot with the 35-year-old actress in November 2017 and welcomed their first child in 2021.