The winner of the dating reality TV program Ultimate Love, Rosemary Afuwape, aka Rosie, has claimed that she developed suicidal thoughts after the program.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, the actress and social media influencer said, “I can remember that I was suicidal (after the show). It was my dad that found me when I was about to end my life. The reason is I saw my mum cry because he (Kachi, her co-owner on the show and former boyfriend) was welcomed into our house. He was treated like a son, but he decided to pay us back with lies. My mother’s tears moved me. I never want to see my mother cry. It was even more painful because we were hurt deeply by someone we never did any wrong to. Seeing my mum cry made me suicidal. However, my dad came through and asked me why I wanted to end my life because of one person that was not worth anything to me again.
“Love is not supposed to hurt. I am not hurt because love hurt me; rather, I am hurt because a person hurt me. I then stood up and decided to keep my mind focused on my sons. They motivate me every day. My fear every day is that of ever failing them. Every day, I usually find something to do or read. I am always pushing myself to the limits.”
On why she joined Nollywood, Afuwape said, “I did not venture into Nollywood because of fame. I believe there are still many untold stories out there. I want to make a difference. Inasmuch as I am an actress, I am also looking forward to producing my own movies.”
Counseling women who are in toxic relationships, she said, “Please walk out. I know the societal pressures—‘What would people say’, how can I start all over again’? ‘Where do I start from’? ‘’How would people see me’? However, you are the one that wears the shoes, so you know where it pinches.”