Ghanaian actor, Elikem Kumordie, has explained that his reason for seeking a divorce against his Zimbabwean wife, Pokello Nare, is due to his lack of affection for her.
According to thezimbabwenewslive.com, Elikem, 29, filed for the divorce in September, stating that he has lost affection and love for the 32-year old socialite, and that their relationship is “irreparable”.
He is also said to have stated that his jealous wife was harming his professional work as she got uncomfortable when he plays romantic roles in movies.
Elikem also wants a divorce decree order that custody of their minor child be awarded to her with him exercising reasonable access on agreed holidays. He also wants to pay $500 monthly as maintenance.
Pokello is said to have placed the notice of the divorce of last week on September 28; which marks three years of their marriage.
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Elikem and Pokello married under the Marriages Act at Harare, Zimbabwe on September 28, 2015 after they met on the television reality show, Big Brother Africa in 2013.
They have, however, been on separation for the past year.
Parts of Elikem’s declaration to the court read: “They have not stayed together as husband and wife for the past year since September 2017.”
“…such is regarded by Kumordzie to be incompatible with the continuation of a normal marriage relationship. As a result, Kumordzie has lost love and affection to the extent that there are no prospects for reconciliation due to irretrievable differences between the parties.”
In her notice, Pokello said:” Be pleased to take note that the defendant has entered an appearance to defend the above action on this 28th day of September.”
No further details were given.
According to the court papers, Elikem and Pokello did not acquire any movable property together.
Early this year, Elikem was quoted saying his marriage to Pokello was a mistake.
He posted a short video of an engagement ring with a big rock on Thursday with the caption: “I’m definitely not making a mistake on the next one. The right one.”
After rumours of her breakup with Kumordzie, Pokello in a series of cryptic messages on social media tried her best to project a picture of calmness despite the raging storm in her paradise.
“You will hear good things about me; you will hear bad things about me. Think what you want. I ain’t clearing s*** up,” she wrote earlier this year on her social media pages.