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.
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Whew this was a word from @davidoyelowo. In our #xoExclusive interview with the Golden Globe-nominated actor he talked with us about his latest role in the new film #DontLetGo, meeting the love of his life at 19, plus why he thinks independence is NOT the epitome of self-realization and self-sacrifice is paramount in marriage. ⛓ in our bio. #davidoyelowo