Ghanaian actress Joyce Boakye has revealed she used to be married to a man old enough to be her grandfather.
Speaking in an interview with Deloris Frimpong-Manso on the Delay Show, Joyce disclosed that her ex-husband, who was a medical officer, 47 years her senior.
According to the Kumawood star, she was only 18 years, and her ex-hubby 65 years, when they got married in Kumasi.
“I met my husband right after completing tertiary school. I met him at Okomfo Anokye Teaching hospital. He was a medical doctor working there at the time. I met him when he was 65 years and I was 18 years,” she told Delay.
On what caused their split, Joyce Boakye stated that her husband couldn’t handle the pressure from a publicity stunt that both of them agreed on. She said “I told him that we needed hype so I came up with the idea that we should create a rumour that I have had sex with one of my actors in a toilet facility. I told him that we needed such hype to create a buzz. He agreed but when the stories started coming out, he couldn’t deal with it. He told me his political career is at stake so he filed for a divorce.”