Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has opened up about his romance with actress Rita Dominic, saying the affair was doomed to fail.
Speaking in an interview with Broadway TV the 41-year-old said “Rita and I met when I was just beginning to embrace fame, the comforts that came with it.
“The laurels and the distraction, even the destruction, and Rita is not the kind of woman that hangs around for growth.
“We were very deep with each other, we still are great friends, we don’t speak constantly and as a matter of fact it may surprise you that we haven’t spoken to each other in over two years”.
The actor claimed when he met Rita they were cordial, respectful and that there was a deep-rooted thing of a man or woman one shares something with.
“I don’t think Rita at that time was looking at longevity, truthfully. Don’t forget, I was the kid with the crazy afro, ready to start a fight.
“My life was around having a good time and as many conquests as possible, so who wants that kind of guy? So this question is futuristic in a sense.
“Fast-forward perhaps 10 years from now, that question may have had depth understanding or hold water,” the Nollywood bad boy said.
He added that their relationship crashed due to his wild behaviour and bad boy antics then, saying “But then, what was there to hold on to? I mean, seriously? I was partying like a crazy person.
“She tried to show me another life and say listen ‘there is so much more to you, I promise you that Rita will not hang around with a layabout, I was uncontrollable, I think we have outgrown each other now.
“I would not see Rita as someone I want to be with now because so many layers of growth and evolvement have gone on in her life and so in mine, we are much more like strangers than friends now so place the same situation the place that time to what I know now, it may have worked”.