David Oyelowo on love and relationships

David Oyelowo on love and relationships

Golden Globe-nominated actor David Oyelowo shared his views on love and relationships in an exclusive interview with XONecole. The star, who’s coming up on his 21st wedding anniversary said in part: “I know there are reasons why people end up breaking up and all of that, but I feel like in society now, I don’t know that we work as hard as we should to stay together.”

He continued: “I think that there’s a misconception that love should always feel like butterflies and be romantic. But there’s an element to love that is work. There is an element that is pure self-sacrifice without the desire to get anything back in return.”

David also shared how he knew he was ready for marriage. He said in part: “At the age of 19, I met this amazing girl who was 17, and we became friends. And before I knew it–I had fallen in love. And I was shocked by this because I always had in my head that being with someone for life is something that wasn’t going to happen until later.”

He continued: “I don’t know, there was just something about her. But the moment I realized I was in love and couldn’t do without the lady I’m now married to, was when I literally couldn’t picture my life without her in it. And that was the moment beyond which I thought, ‘Okay, I guess this is my forever person.’ It was that revelation that made me feel brave enough to jump in.”

David Oyelowo on love and relationships. Here’s a look at what he had to say.