Renowned Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, recently opened up about the trials she and her fellow actor husband, Olu Jacobs, have faced in their marriage. During an interview with the talented actress and media personality, Nancy Isime, Joke Silva shared the profound impact of Olu Jacobs’ battle with dementia on their relationship.
With honesty and vulnerability, Silva reflected on their early years together, acknowledging the hurdles they have overcome. She revealed that there came a point where she had to come to terms with the reality that her beloved partner was no longer fully present in their lives, as dementia took hold, leaving him absent about 80% of the time.
While discussing the impact of dementia on their connection, Joke Silva fondly reminisced about the beautiful moments they had shared in the past. She spoke of Olu Jacobs as an extraordinary father to their children and an exceptional husband. He wasn’t just a life partner but also her closest confidant and dearest friend.
Despite the challenges posed by her husband’s condition, Joke Silva expressed her unwavering love for him. She acknowledged that the person she once knew may not be fully present anymore, but she holds a deep admiration for the person he has become amidst the trials of dementia.