Glad I Did Not Reject Pregnancies Outside Wedlock – Actor Charles Okocha
Actor Charles Okocha aka Igwe 2pac has said that he is thankful he did not reject pregnancies he had outside wedlock.
The 45-year-old during an interview with The Punch revealed how joyful he was about his decision to step up to his responsibilities despite not being ready to be a father.
He said he has two children, a son and a daughter, from two different women but people are not aware that the children are not from the same mothers because of the bond they share.
He went on to give a detailed story of how he asked his girlfriend to abort his daughter when she found out that she was pregnant.
He stated that she, however, refused to listen to him and decided to have the baby.
Igwe explained that when she decided to keep the baby, he stepped up to his responsibility and made sure he took care of his daughter.
“I guess having those kids was a blessing, even if it was out of wedlock and I never wanted them. It wasn’t something I wanted at that time. I even suggested abortion to my girlfriend when she told me that she was pregnant, I won’t lie. I did that but I owned up to my action of getting her pregnant and I never disputed for once. I suggested that because I wasn’t prepared or ready for that but she went ahead to tell her mum about it and when my mum eventually got to know about the situation, she took her (my girlfriend) in and took good care of her until she was delivered of my baby.
My mum took care of everything for my daughter and it was the same for my son. They had no reason to lack. I don’t only take care of my kids, I also take care of their mothers.
“Because I take good care of my baby-mamas (the mothers of my children), they had no reason to come to say any wrong about me. We communicate well and one of them is even married now. Marriage was not a very thing at that point.
“She moved on because she felt she wasn’t getting any younger at that point and it’s okay but what I won’t accept is having another man take up my responsibility. That’s why I work very hard and do things to put food on the table and make my kids live a better life,” 2pac Igwe said.