In October 2013, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, appointed Nollywood actress, Shirley Igwe, as his principal protocol officer, a post she held for about two years before quitting to face her acting career.
During her time as the governor’s aide, tongues went wagging that there was an amorous affair between the duo. PUNCH recently caught up with the former Delta soap model and surprisingly, she was not aware of the rumours about her.
However, she was quick to clear the air and talk about her relationship with her former boss.
She said it was only normal for people to have such an opinion. The actress said, “I am not aware that people said I had an amorous relationship with the governor. That is not true. I worked as his protocol officer and that made us quite close.
Apart from handling his guests, I handled every other aspect of his itinerary. I was at every meeting and convention with him, so it is very common and I would not be surprised if they linked us together. If they see a pretty lady everywhere with someone, people would easily jump into conclusion that they are dating.”
The pretty damsel further opened up on her love life as she disclosed that she is not in a relationship at the moment. While hinting on the kind of man she would love to walk down the aisle with, the actress who recently turned 30, added that she was not in a hurry to settle down.
Igwe said, “I don’t feel any pressure to get married at 30. If my mother was around, she could have been pressuring me but I don’t feel any pressure. I am from a family that believe in doing things at the right time and do not rush into it quickly only to rush out. Take your time to choose your man and make sure that you are doing great for yourself.
“When it comes to my ideal man, I want a God-fearing man who is financially stable. I also want a loving man. I only dated once in the university and when I graduated, I was busy with work. Then when I had the time, I dated again but it did not work out. The truth is that it is not easy for beautiful people to be in stable relationships. I think it has to do with the mind and jealousy.”