Actor Mofe Duncan and his beautiful wife, Jessica, in a chat with Punch, share their love story:
How did you meet your wife?
Mofe: I met my wife for the first time at a wedding I anchored in Lagos. She was a member of the event planning team. She caught my eye and I was distracted. I always tell her that she threatened my career with her beauty, but God took control.
At what point did you realise that she would become your wife?
Mofe: I decided to spend the rest of my life with her when she came to visit me from the United Kingdom. She visited me on the set of a movie and I immediately saw the positivity of having her as a ‘homemaker’. She would pack me a bag that contained sandwiches, cold water, boxers and inner shirts. She did all those because within a short period, she realised that I sweat a lot because of the lights used on set.
What was the initial attraction?
Jessica: I loved the way he made me giggle and smile whenever we spoke. We spoke like we had known each other all our lives and that was definitely the initial attraction.
Mofe: I was attracted to her smile; it always soothed my day and still does.
Jessica: We did face some form of opposition but we are now a happy family.
Mofe: I do not think that there’s any Nigerian couple that did not face opposition.
What do you love the most about your union?
Jessica: It has been so amazing. I am so lucky to be a part of his life’s journey. It feels different being married as I now have a lot of responsibilities but I’m enjoying every bit of it.
Mofe: I love the experience of being married to my wife. It took her a while to adapt to the Nigerian culture because she was raised abroad but we worked together to make sure she was okay. The experience of being married to Jessica is the best decision I have ever made.
Did you nurse any fears while courting?
Jessica: Yes, I did especially because he is an actor and he meets many women in the line of duty.
How often do you have disagreements?
Mofe: We rarely quarrel because she is my best friend. We talk all the time. The moment I try to get upset is the minute I start to miss her. We fight over who controls the television but I bought a second one, so I can now play my PlayStation 4 without being disturbed.
Jessica: To be honest we only argue over the TV. Apart from that, we haven’t had many disagreements.
Who apologises first after an argument?
Mofe: My wife apologises first. I’m too busy trying to break my last record of how long I am able to stay pretending to be angry with her. My wife doesn’t have time for all that because she dislikes confrontation.