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“It Wasn’t Shame, I Felt Inadequate When I Realised I Couldn’t Have Children”-Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim, has revealed that she felt inadequate as a woman over the thought of not being able to have a child.

In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, the “King of Boys” actress talked about living without children and relationship with her husband.

"It Wasn't Shame, I Felt Inadequate When I Realised I Couldn't Have Children"-Nse Ikpe-Etim
Nse Ikpe-Etim and husband Sule

During the chat, the film star said when she realised she would not be able to give birth, she was not ashamed but felt inadequate.

“I didn’t feel shame, but inadequacy. I felt inadequate as a woman because every time it was mentioned I would remember. So that’s what it was,” she said.

“Shame, I’m not ashamed. The least that I would be but I’m thankful for how I was brought up. We don’t tie shame to ourselves. We live through life fully and that’s how it is.”

The actress also addressed people who are fond of talking about her husband’s support for her during the challenge.

“My husband had stood by me through all of this because that’s the way it’s supposed to be. When people say oh we need to really be thankful for,” she added.

“What really happened?? This is us, you walk in there as it’s a partnership, what comes good, bad, ugly, it’s us just let it be.”

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On whether the couple are considering adoption in the future, she said:

“You never say never, but right now Clifford and I are dog parents. People should be allowed to live, what else? We are okay! And nothing defines you, not one thing defines you.” 

In May 2019, Nse while speaking at an event tagged “Conversations with Nse”  revealed that she removed her womb to save her life after she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis.

The actress went viral after revealing the challenges she experienced struggling with infertility and having a hysterectomy.

Nse tied the knot with Clifford Sule, a businessman and senior lecturer at Middlesex University, London, in 2013.

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