In Nigeria, wedding rings are so cherished. But veteran actor, Akin Lewis, believes it is unnecessary and that wearing a ring doesn’t stop young ladies from having an affair with a married man.
Lewis, who stopped wearing a ring many years ago, told Sunday Scoop that although he didn’t believe in wearing a ring, he valued the marriage institution.
“I am in the category of people who don’t have to wear wedding rings to show that they are married. Every married man is in trouble; without ring or not, women will come. For me, I have been in this business for a long time.
“Doctors get to a point you don’t call them doctors anymore. They call them ‘mister’ because they are more experienced than consultants. So, I think I have gotten to that level that I don’t need to wear a ring and my wife doesn’t get bothered about it,” he stated.
According to him, there are many men who cheat on their wives despite always wearing their rings because most ladies don’t care.
He added, “Even these ladies want a man with the ring. The reason is that he is not likely to marry another girl because they are not ready to marry and he is likely to have money. They believe that if he has provided for his family, he must have money. They like the man with the ring because they feel single guys are still struggling.”
Having experienced two failed marriages, Lewis stressed that he did all his best to patch his first marriage, but he had no choice than to move on.
He said, “When my first wife wanted to leave me, I made efforts to make things work, but I couldn’t save it. I went into another marriage that did not work out as well. I didn’t want to stay single for too long because I knew I would become promiscuous. This is my third marriage and it is working out fine.”