Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon, got embroiled in a scandal of a sort when she and her director husband Daniel Ademinokan, who has now found comfort in the arms of another actress, Stella Damasus, separated a couple of years back.
The separation made headlines for months, putting strain on the actress and her child, but like a conqueror, she survived and has since moved on with her life and looking forward to building a new life for herself.
Doris is now in a new relationship and told Vanguard Showtime Celebrity, that she wants to restore her virginity. Excerpts:
What are the things you dislike about being in the limelight?
I have been robbed of my private life. My life is always out there. Anyway, I really don’t care because I knew that would happen even before I got into limelight.
It seems Nollywood parades many single mothers, why?
People think we are the only ones going through this, which is not true. A lot of people out there also experience same thing but since they are not in the limelight, nobody knows about them.
I am not a supporter of single parenthood. I wasn’t taught or brought up that way but mine is a situation I find myself. I wouldn’t blame any one for it. Every man or woman has the right to live their life the way they choose but I wouldn’t advise or support such.
Do you regret being a single mother?
I have no regret at all. I have only learnt to be stronger. I thank God. My career and business are going on well. The only difference for me is that I don’t have to run home to cook for a husband. Life is still the same. I am normal with no problem. Life goes on.
Is it true that men take advantage of single mothers?
It all depends on the woman. If you allow anyone take advantage of you, it’s your headache.
Why are Yoruba films poorly subtitled?
We have not been able to get the right people to do it for us. Again, most of us are always in a hurry to send our movies to the market.
What is that thing you would never be found doing?
That should be tying a wrapper round my boobs. I don’t even have a wrapper. The first and only time I wore one was during my son’s naming ceremony.
It went viral that you attended a Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries MFM church to get your husband ?
Were they there with me? I go to any church. I went there to pray to God. Thank God I was seen in a church and not with a herbalist.
How often do you see your son who clocked eight recently?
He stays with his dad. I really don’t want to say much about this because we are still in court.
What lessons did you learn from your previous marriage?
I want to be closer to God and put God first in everything I do.
Is there any man in the picture?
I never gave up on love. I have found love again in Jesus. I am married to my career right now. I am in a relationship anyway but I want to be private about it.
How soon should we expect the wedding bells?
He has to wait for me to achieve some things.
What’s your relationship with Stella Damasus?
I have no business with her.
If you are producing a movie, can you invite Stella Damasuc as one of the casts?
Yes, I can, after all, she is an actress and money is involved. I can do business with an enemy provided it is strictly business. Why her when I can always go for others?
Do you sometimes wish you were still with your ex-?
I don’t want him back. He is now in the past .
Having been separated from your husband but now in another relationship, how often do you have sex?
(laughs) I want to restore my virginity. I never thought of it but that will be whenever my man wants it.