Nollywood Yoruba actor Yomi Fash-Lanso, who has been married since 2004, says he’s never cheated on his wife. Speaking with icampusng.com, the actor said he cheated on the woman when they were dating but never once since they got married. So men – especially the ones in entertainment – can be faithful for 10 years? Excerpts from the interview after the cut…
How do you cope emotionally when you are out of the house for three to four weeks? Do you have to get a woman temporarily or do you hold on till you get home?
No man is an island, and no human is a saint. I want to believe that it is what you want to do that you will do, except somebody holds a gun to your head. Before you can hold a gun to my head to act, that means I must have been caught unaware, but if you are coming directly towards me, I will run. So, it is what I want to do that I will do, and if I don’t want to do it, you can’t force me to. There is no case of how do you ‘hold body.’ If I want to do it, it is my choice. I know I have a wife at home and a responsibility to handle at home.
But they don’t have to connect with your wife ‘na’
Oh! Don’t say that. You don’t know where this woman is woman is coming from. You don’t know who her friends are. It’s a long chain.
Okay, let me ask you a point-blank question. How many times have you cheated on your wife?
Before marriage, yes a lot of times.
So, are you saying categorically that you have never cheated on your wife since you married her?
Categorically, yes for ten years, I have not cheated on my wife.
Who will believe?
I am not saying this for you to believe me, but for you to know what is going on in the Fash-Lanso’s world so that you can learn from it. I am not a saint, but at the same time, there should be decisions about how you want to live your life. You should set a guideline for yourself. I don’t want to do something or anything that will bounce back on my family. So automatically, I am very cautious of what I do, where I go, who I mingle with, where you find me. Of course, I have a lot of friends, but at the same time, there should be a guideline.
So does the guideline state that you should not cheat on your wife?
Yes, after marriage.
Do you also believe your wife has not cheated on you?
I believe so.
What do you mean after marriage, do you mean you cheated on her during engagement and courtship?
After marriage that’s all.
Were you living together after marriage?
No, we weren’t.
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