My wife taught me that marriage is for better for worse -Leo Mezie

​Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, and his wife, Maureen, must be among the happiest couples on earth. And the reason is not far-fetched: God, in his infinite mercies, recently, spared the life of the actor, after he suffered from kidney disease. The actor was down, for months and had to travel to the UK for a transplant. His wife of six years, who stood by him while his travails lasted, believes in the saying that marriage is for better for worse. In this interview, she recounts what she went through, while her husband sickness lasted, her fears as well as her belief that God will surely spare his life. The husband also vows to love her ‘till death do us part.’

Fear of losing husband

I had mixed- feelings, and I told God I did not want to become a widow at this age. I asked God to give me an assurance that he will keep my husband. And sometimes fear, uncertain, so many feelings that I still can’t explain passed through my mind. The feeling was one of, “ God, you can’t take him now, please show mercy.” Sometimes, I was unable to figure out what was really happening. I tried hard to understand the situation and looking for answers that I just couldn’t find or figure out. But the only place I had in mind to take him to was God.

Thought of remarrying

Maureen and her husband

Like I said that I needed an assurance from God that Leo will make it; you know what I did? I created more time to pray for him and myself. I got the assurance that he will live. I never thought of remarrying because, at that point, that was not what was on my mind. That would have distracted me and made me pay less attention to him. Meanwhile, sometimes I doubted God when the illness became very serious. I started asking myself if really God assured me, you know. But each time I prayed, I felt renewed and stronger. I felt this kind of peace that Leonard will be just fine.

Demand to go back to parents

That was a time I can never forget. My husband said it with tears in his eyes, I can still picture the mood. You know when you are letting go of something you cherished because you feel you do not have a choice. I was just returning from office and I met him crying and he said we needed to talk. I sat down immediately and he told me. At first, I was speechless. I knew he said it out of frustration. There was pain, frustration in his eyes. I had to tell him immediately that we would go through this battle together and he shouldn’t help God to do his work. I wasn’t scared of facing the future without him. But that was not what I asked God for. No, that was not what God told me. I never gave up on Leo, even though due to frustration he became harsh and unfriendly to me most of the time. But I knew that wasn’t him, that was frustration.


I wish him God’s favour, mercy, long life and good health.

My wife taught me that marriage is for better for worse—Leo Mezie

Strong woman

I have always seen her as a very strong woman, but I never knew she was as strong as this. Indeed my wife taught me that marriage is for better for worse. I loved her so much because she is so beautiful to behold and, now, she have shown me how strong she is, and I feel so blessed. For standing by me during my darkest moment, I have promised to love her for the rest of my life.

Her fears

She thought I may not be serious with her.



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