Famous Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has shared why his marriage to American-Lithuanian lawyer Dana Kinduryte ended. They got married in 2015 and had a son named Harvis but decided to part ways a few years later.
Jim Iyke revealed that one of the main reasons for their marriage breakdown was his inability to emotionally connect with his wife after his mother passed away in 2014. He mentioned this in an open interview with media personality Toke Makinwa.
In the interview, Jim Iyke admitted that he couldn’t return the affection that Dana Kinduryte needed from him. He was deeply affected by his mother’s death and didn’t know how to handle his emotions, and he was more focused on being a dad.
Jim Iyke also explained that he had to take on the role of the strong male figure in his family since he was the only boy. This made him suppress his grief, and it had consequences. He didn’t allow himself to properly grieve, and he faced emotional struggles later on.
His wife tried to help him by suggesting therapy, but Jim Iyke was initially resistant to the idea. Their relationship faced challenges as he couldn’t reciprocate the love she was giving, and this ultimately contributed to their separation.