Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington has revealed she actually friend-zoned her now husband, popular musician and politician, Banky W.
She said she did this for a year and a half before accepting his marriage proposal.
Susu as she’s fondly called stressed the significant role of friendship in establishing the foundation of a lasting relationship.
During a church service on Sunday, September 18, at the Waterbrook Church where they worship, she outlined three reasons that promoted her decision to friend-zone Banky W at the time.
She said: “I would like to say that friendship plays a very big role in laying the foundation of your relationship. I friend-zoned my husband for a year and a half [laughs].
“I friend-zoned him for two reasons. One, I wasn’t sure that I had heard from God about whether this person was actually my person. Actually, three reasons.
“Second, marrying Banky W [laughs]. I was like, ‘My life on my own is chaotic enough, I would now marry Banky? No, no, no.’
“And then thirdly, just trying to at least have a friendship. And I honestly believe that the friendship we laid over a year and a half has played a very big role in how our relationship is today.
“Banky W is my guy. I mean if you take away romance and s3x and everything that makes a marriage, he would still be my guy. Banky is my best friend.”
Banky W interjected: “No, leave s3x. Don’t take it away [laughs].”