Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has finally opened up publicly on her husband, Olu Jacob’s health.
The actress revealed during an interview with Chude Jideonwo that Olu Jacobs has dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
Joke Silva revealed that “it’s been going on for a couple of years” and this is the first time she’s saying it publicly.
“He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body.
First time i’m saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well. We have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God.” Joke Silva stated.
Also read: Joke Silva Celebrates Olu Jacobs As He Clocks 78.
In the interview she also spoke about discovering at the age of 10 that she was adopted when she was 9 months old.
She said she discovered on her own that she was adopted when she rummaged through her mother’s document, adding that it wasn’t something her mother was comfortable talking to her about.
“It’s something like where one is just getting to share it in the public. It is something that I found out when I was much younger. Mine was a secret adoption. It was not something that my parents discussed.
“My mum’s elder sister wanted me to travel with her to Kenya and my mother was not around. She asked if I knew where my passport was and I was like yes yes yes. I know where mum keeps all the important documents.
“Then I go to the important suitcase that has all the important documents, where I found my passport but also found my adoption certificate. It was like ‘I beg your pardon’. I was 10-11 at the time. It was a bit shattering.
“It was tough. You know how you’re very sensitive as a child. There was just something in it letting you know they would have discussed it with you if it was something they wanted to discuss.
“But I got to a point when I was able to discuss it, myself and my mum. What was interesting is that she found it easier to discuss it with my older son than she did with me. My mum wasn’t comfortable discussing it.” She stated.
Watch a clip of the interview below:
Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs turned 79 on the 11th of July 2021 anad recently celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary with his wife Joke Silva.