Actress Joke Silva has opened out about her husband, actor Olu Jacobs, who is now frail-looking and has been out of the movie industry for a few years.
This comes after actress Jide Kosoko recently praised Joke Silva for standing by, staying with, and taking full care of her husband, actor Olu Jacobs, despite his long-term illness.
Now opening up on Olu Jacobs’ health issue, Joke Silva in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, disclosed that Olu is battling dementia.
He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body, it is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person,…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….”
Speaking further on how much she misses the old him, Joke Silva said “We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish i had the old you here so i don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity ….I miss the times we work together!”
Joke Silva dispelled the rumors that her spouse and colleague Olu Jacobs was deceased a few weeks ago.
To emphasize her arguments, Joke Silva turned to her official Instagram profile to warn rumor mongers that if they continue to spread false information, they will face legal action.