With the crash of her first marriage to Adeniyi Johnson, who now has a girlfriend and her failed affair with alleged serial fraudster, Seun Egbegbe, its obvious star actress, Toyin Aimakhu, has not been lucky with love.
Now trimmer, prettier and very single, everyone wonders if she has worked on her figure just because she wants to have a ‘dude’ since her estranged husband has been hobnobbing with another actress, Seyi Edun.
Toyin, who seems to have not closed her heart to love despite all she has been through is hopeful that the third time might be a charm.
In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the ‘Alakada Reloaded’ star, said though she worked on her once-fat body, it wasn’t because of a man.
“Why would I change my look because of any man when I have my job, my career, and people who look up to me? I love my new look because it has helped my career a lot. Now I get more roles even in the English speaking industry and most of the movies are in the cinemas. Also my clothes fit me well. My stylist does not have to go extra mile to make my clothes,” she said.
Describing the kind of man she envisioned to be hers in future, the pretty actress said, “I want a man who is tall, hardworking, and loves his job. I would want to be with a man who does not chase women and would not constantly request for money from me. If he needs my help, I can do it. I don’t want to be with a short man. My man has to be taller than I am.”
Renowned for her relationship with Seun Egbegbe, controversies that trailed Toyin in 2016 must have affected her in certain ways.
Erasing any of such, she believes controversy comes with the territory.
She said, “I feel it is normal and comes with the territory of being an actress. Based on the fact that I am an actress, people will always tag me with something. It hurts when they say I was in a relationship with someone I never dated or when they write about things that I did not do and just put it out there. Sometimes I read such write-ups and begin to wonder if I ever did those things but what will I do?
“To be great in life, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. I don’t see criticism as anything and I am not bothered whenever I am being criticised by the public. I know that some people would love me and others would hate me, so I do not let that disturb me. Trust me, the criticism only makes me a better person, so when people say negative things about me, it makes me understand that I cannot be right every time. I thank God that I am now getting some things right.”