Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has revealed the marital struggles she and her husband, Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, have been through as he battle with dementia.
Recall that the popular actor, Olu Jacobs has been suffering from dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) since 2021.
Speaking in a recent interview with follow actress and media personality, Nancy Isime, Joke states that she still love her husband whom she has known for 42 years despite the illness.
She said: “We have been married for 37 years but we have known each other for 42 years, we were dating for 5 years before we got married.
“It has not been easy, in the early years of our marriage, we didn’t even realise the marriage has started, it took a lot of acceptance because I was like why are you behaving like this?
“There was a point of acceptance for me that everything happening is reality and it is like the person I married, 80 percent of the time is no longer there.”
“So in this journey of dementia now, is like I am looking after my father. The husband I knew is no more and there for me but this man that is here is someone I still love”.