Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Interview: Yes, I’m Dating Daniel Ademinokan, I’m 36, I’m Not A Kid- Stella

Stella Damasus has confirmed she is dating ace director, Daniel ademinokan  for the first time. Though a lot has been written and said about them, the lovers never denied nor accepted they were dating, but in a one on one interview with Emma Emerson of Golden Icons, Stella admitted they were dating and said a lot of people have not been bold enough to ask her, but she is bold Emma did. She also spoke about her late husband Jaiye, failed marriages and her daughters. It’s a video, but party of the interview has been interpreted here, you will also find the video after the cut. Enjoy!

Why she got married at 21;

“I always wanted to start early. I always wanted to have children early. I wanted to have a marriage early, I wanted to grow with a family. I wanted to learn the inside of it, I didn’t want to wait and grow, and mature, and become big and famous then start to wonder ‘oh, will anyone marry me now’. So at that point looking at my life, I said, if I do this for another five (5), six (6), seven (7) years, and I don’t start a family, it will become more difficult for me later on. And so, I decided if I find somebody who I love, who will love me back, we will go together. We will fight all the fight, make up, we will do whatever, but we will grow old together. And that’s what happened."

Yet to recover from Jaiye’s death;

"Recover? Do you really recover? They say time heals. I say, I have a different definition, I say time numbs. It is not something that heals, and then that’s it, it’s gone, it’s gone, No. This is someone you planned to spend the rest of your life with, and grow with. We made plans, like every other couple. And when that happened…he died when I was 26 with two children. I just felt that my life had ended. So, but with time, this year, December 3rd will 10 years, one full decade. So it is not healing, I won’t call it healing but I will say it numbs it and once in a while, it comes up and the pain is as fresh like yesterday but it is how you deal with it that matters."

"And that’s what I have had to do for the past 10 years but I am very grateful for the family I have, for the people I have around me. For that, you need a lot of strength. God helped me through it all.”
Daniel Ademinokan being her lover;

"When you see a man who has settled ties with a woman and decides to move on with his life and you feel that there is something in this man that you like and he likes you. I am not a kid. I am 36 years old. I am not about to start hiding myself. I was waiting for somebody to actually ask me this question, because all I have heard for the past two, three years are rumours. They said, blogs said, this said. Nobody has been bold enough to confront me and ask me."

She never snatched him from his ex-wife, Doris Simeon;

"Let me put it this way. Let me help you hit the nail on the head. One of the comments I have seen consistently, over and over again, is ‘Stella snatches somebody’s husband’, ‘Stella the husband snatcher’, which is what has been going on. And I had sworn that I would never talk about it, or even listen or stress myself about this thing but I have decided to do this now, so that I end this once and for all."

Watch the full interview below: