by Isi Esene
Actress, Stephnora Okere says she’s still in love with actor, Jim Iyke. Both Nollywood personalities were known to have dated for some time and it appears the Okere still suffers from love pangs.
In an interview with Stella Dimoko Korkus in a popular magazine, Okere said, “I allowed myself to put on weight and that is not good for the kind of profession I’m in.
“I still love Jim Iyke… He was always there. He understood me,” she said.
Read excerpts of the interview below:
Stephnora Okere: I’ve been maintaining a low profile because of the fact that I wanted to re-arrange myself for the future having made one or two mistakes in the past.
Stella Dimoko Korkus: What mistakes are you referring to? As an actress or your personal life?
Stephnora Okere: Both. First as an actress, I allowed myself to put on weight and that is not good for the kind of profession I’m in. When I gained weight, I lost a lot of offer for movie roles. My personal life mistake concerns my involvement in a marriage process that never scaled through. I got involved with someone with someone who doesn’t understand what the word love means. It took me being involved in that relationship to realise what true love really means. It made me realise that I had loved and still do love someone else.
Stella Dimoko Korkus: Who exactly are you referring to that you still love?
Stephnora Okere: I still love Jim Iyke.
Stella Dimoko Korkus: Wow, that’s some revelation. I am sure even Jim Iyke will be shocked to read this. He must have impacted on you strongly.
Stephnora Okere: Jim was, and is still the best friend I’ve ever had. He was not just around, he was there as a friend, brother, lover, companion. He was always there. He understood me.