Nollywood actor, director cum politician, Desmond Elliot in a recent interview opens up on fatherhood and politics.
The actor who has been married to Victoria Elliot for 13 years with four children told Punch recently he has been able to maintain a balance with work and family life.
According to him, “Already, my children have called me twice in the office today and it happens like this daily. My wife is not around now, so I am their dad and mother for now. From here, I would go to the movie location to supervise what they are doing and I have told my driver to bring my kids there too. That is one way I hang out with my children.”
When asked the last time he cooked for his family, Elliot who represents Surulere Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly said, “I don’t cook for my wife, I am sorry. I wish I could. I cannot cook and I also do not have the time. I try my best. No, it is not that I cannot cook for my wife but I cannot cook.” Adding that, “My wife is a Calabar woman and she is very skilful in that area. So what I do is that once in a while, I go to the kitchen and boil water. I try my best but for the kids, they need my attention, so I try very hard to give it to them.“
But despite his lack of culinary abilities, Desmond Elliot has got an unfathomable love for his wife.
The politician recently shared a photo of the both of them on social media expressing his undying love for his wife and to let the world know just how much he loves her.
He wrote, “The Mrs and I. My babamai, we shall grow old together, we just dey start ooo. Love of mi life.. A woman who knows me. #not just bone of my bone… #youarethebone.“
Also Elliot has been up to some charitable acts as he recently surprised a homeless woman with a well-furnished apartment.