KTN anchor Yvonne Okwara addresses her husband’s old age and pressure to get children

Yvonne Okwara exchanged vows with her husband Andrew Matole in December 2014. Her wedding was shrouded in secrecy and people speculated it was because of the other woman.

Andrew Matole was previously married to one Alice Manyola Matole and they have three children together. Andrew is 16 years older than Yvonne Okwara and this has been an issue to critics.

Yvonne Okwara and Andrew Matole during their wedding

Yvonne Okwara has finally addressed everything about her marriage. She opened up like never before in a recent interview with writer and freelance journalist Yvonne Aoll.

Her husband’s age

Andrew was 47 and Yvonne was only 31 when they got married in 2014. The KTN anchor was asked about the huge age difference and she stated that it was not a bother to her.

Yvonne Aoll:  Your husband is quite a bit older than you, did you receive criticism for it?

Yvonne Okwara: People talked. People said things. That’s what comes with having a job in the limelight, but again, no one lives my life but me. My husband is my best friend, we get along incredibly well, and none of these other issues have ever mattered.

Andrew Matole

Yvonne Aoll: Did you ever feel the pressure to get married before you did?

Yvonne Okwara: No. Never. I don’t live my life like that. Never have. I do what I want to do, when I feel the time is right. I don’t pay attention to such things.

Yvonne Aoll: Do you feel any pressure to have children?

Yvonne Okwara: Not at all. It will happen if it’s meant to happen. I really, truly, don’t take to any societal pressures. Ever. Because I’m such an intrinsic person, if there’s ever any pressure it would have to be from myself. Never from the outside world.

Yvonne Aoll: For the people who don’t want to get married, or don’t want to have children, and are clear about that, but continue to deal with societal pressures, what would you tell them?

Yvonne Okwara: First of all, it is completely fine if you don’t want any of these things. It’s fine! If you don’t want to get married, and you are religious, talk to your God, and then leave it at that. There’s no point in getting married for show only to lead a miserable life.

If you don’t want to have children, and you have a partner, talk to your God, then talk to your partner. These are the only two people who matter. No one else matters. Not even family. Family will talk, but eventually, they’ll get used to it. Stay true to yourself.



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