Elikem Discloses How It Was Being Married To A Rich Pokello
Celebrity fashion designer and actor Elikem Kumordzie has said it was not easy being married to a woman wealthier than him.
Elikem was married to Zimbabwean socialite Pokello Nare in 2015 after they met at Big Brother Africa. The couple unfortunately divorced in 2017 a few months after welcoming their first son Tristan.
The fashion designer disclosed that it hurt when people judged him saying he had married Pokello because of her wealth.
Speaking to ZionFex, he dismissed the perception saying he only married her because he loved her. He said:
Sometimes people would say Elikem is a gold digger and he is only there for the money, and sometimes it hit me a little bit. That is why I wanted to come to Ghana on my ground, so we work from the bottom up. I wasn’t so much insecure, it was more of wanting to do my own thing,
Elikem added that the misunderstanding on which country they were going to stay in put a strain on his marriage with Pokello. He said he tried to move to Zimbabwe but the move did not work out for him. Elikem told ZionFex:
There was a misunderstanding on where we were going to live. I tried to move to Zimbabwe for a bit. I dismantled my machine into pieces and traveled with it in suitcases. I had to start my business over there, I had a few customers. I was there for 2 to 3 months, and it wasn’t going so well…
After his business failed to takeoff, Elikem relocated back to Ghana. He said Pokello was not comfortable with the move. The designer said he did not understand why since he was the one working to make ends meet, unlike his ex-wife who was born rich. He said:
I tried coming back to Ghana, but for some reason, Zimbabwe was more comfortable for Pokello. Everybody knows she was good from the start, and I was the one who was rather working to make ends meet more. She and her family were quite wealthy, and I was the guy who was coming out of nowhere.
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