Veteran Nollywood actress, Idowu Philips, well known as Iya Rainbow clocked 76 recently, speaking in a recent interview she said she intended to remarry but the attitude of men towards her discouraged her.
Iya Rainbow, has remained unmarried after the death of her husband 35 years ago and has now said she was no longer interested in being joined in matrimony with anyone.
She said, “Over my dead body would I get married again. My husband closed (my heart) with a padlock and he went away with the key. I don’t trust the men of these days. There was one that said he wanted to marry me but he ran away after he saw all my kids. I have forgotten how to want a man. With five kids to cater for, I had no thoughts of that. In those days, I could go to four different locations in a day, to tell you how hard I was working to make money to take care of my children.”
Recalling how her late husband died, she said, “I can never forget the day my husband died in 1984. I felt the world was going to end on that day. He was my alpha and omega. I used to be a nurse but he was the one that made me to become an actress. As a matter of fact, during his burial, I told people to put all our children with him in the grave that I didn’t want them again. The shock was just too much for me to bear. Imagine one becoming a widow at the age of 42.”