The legendary Nollywood actress Regina Askia has responded to the ongoing conflict between her coworker Emeka Ike and his ex-wife, Suzanne Emma.
Ike has been in the spotlight ever since he brought up the subject of his 2017 divorce with Emma.
The star said that Emma forced him to give up access to his four children and his millions-worth of assets.
He also denied ever beating his former wife.
Emma, on her side, termed the actor “a drug addict” and claimed to have experienced physical abuse during their marriage.
People’s opinions on social media were split during the situation’s ensuing discussions.
Regina expressed her opinions to Daddy Freeze, the OAP, in a chat, saying that while people change, she still views Ike as a gentleman who did not display any aggressive inclinations throughout their time working together.
The 56-year-old family nurse practitioner, who works in the US, added that she hopes Emma and Ike will “apologize and make it up to each other.”
“You have to also take into consideration what that man is going through. I am not supporting violence in any way, but you have to consider what that man is going through for real,” she said.
“I used to work with Emeka Ike. I have never met his wife. But I know family dynamics that can push you to do something like that. And there is no deeper hurt than people you have sacrificed your life, your savings, everything for to turn on you.
“It is sad. I hope that they find a way to make it up to each other. Maybe apologise to each other – father and son – and pull through.
“I think we are more emotionally present. And we value life. I think in Nigeria. I have been away for too long.
“He is a gentleman. I like that dude. He is a gentleman. I have never seen any type of violence with him. But that does not mean people do not change.
“I was not there. I do not know what happened between him and his wife, between him and his son. And if that audio is anything to go by then it is a very sad situation.
“But from what I have seen, I worked with him once or twice, I have not seen any type of, even though there were rumours of it, I have not seen him actively fighting anybody.”