I didn’t want a divorce despite the abuse – Monalisa Chinda speaks on first marriage

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Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, has opened up about her experience in her first marriage.

According to her, she suffered domestic abuse all through the five years the union lasted.

The ivory actress who hoped things would get better after their first child, revealed she sort help from the church when it got worse but nothing changed.

Many people know Monalisa Chinda to be a very talented actress who despite coming out of a failed marriage some years back, gave love and marriage another chance. However, not so many people know the details that led to the crash of her first marriage.

In a recent interview with TopNaija, the talented actress opened up about the abuse she suffered in her first marriage which lasted for five years. According to her, she wasn’t willing to leave despite the abuse.

The actress revealed that she assumed things would get better after the birth of their first child but it only grew worse. Chinda also revealed that her church pastor at the time did nothing to help the situation despite reporting the issue to him.

The actress who didn’t consider divorce to be an option resorted to prayers and resolved to leave. Her motivation to leave the marriage came when she was being beaten by him and she heard the neighbors call out for him to stop.

According to her, the fact that the neighbours were fully aware of her dilemma pushed her to walk out of the marriage, damning the consequences.

The actress revealed that she left with her daughter. However, when she went back to the house to pick up some of her daughter’s things, she was beaten and almost lost her life.

She stated that she left and never looked back. She revealed that a friend in the industry advised her to see a lawyer and that was how everything changed for the better.