OBS: Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Talk About ‘How To Make Love Work’5 Comments

GC Staff
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 at 6:57pm

If you think there aint cute successful men of Ghanaian descent out there in Hollywood living LIFE, then you must have not heard of the likes of Boris Kodjoe and ldris Elba.

Before I move on to why this piece, I would like to point out that,  Boris Kodjoe  (Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjo) is the son of Ursula, a German psychologist and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician

Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari-Parker (they have been together for 7 years) have recently been featured in ‘Rolling Out’ magazine. As great couple, they have shared certain valuable information on how to make love work

This is something we can all tap into…

On the easiest and hardest part of parenting and marriage

Nicole: Being a parent is the hardest job ever in life. Raising children uses every bit of your being — your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them. It takes its toll on a marriage as well.

The time that should be spent with each other after the kids have gone to bed is usually spent face down, in your clothes, on the sofa with the remote control in your hand. It’s exhausting  …  but we’ve been married for seven years, and I think that the greatest challenge but also the greatest gift, is understanding that I’m way more capable than what I think I am.  You have to work hard not to take your partner for granted, even when you are tired.

We have a special needs child, so we also have to get up in the middle of the night and check on her.  So, I’ve been pushed to the limits that I thought I had, and I’ve gone beyond those … that’s been the greatest gift throughout this journey with my husband.

Boris: As far as our marriage goes, again it’s all about priorities. We make sure that we put in some sexy time, and we go out on date nights and spend quality time together, because we were here first.  Everything else is a reflection of that. If she and I are good, then everything else is good. So it’s very important that we put in the time to cherish each other.

Boris On How He knew Nicole was the one

We had instant chemistry, and right away there was an attraction, but it was more on a spiritual level. I knew right away that she was going to be in my life forever. I didn’t know in what capacity, but I just felt that.

That just happens when you meet a person that is on the same wavelength. We saw eye-to-eye on so many things. She was open minded, well traveled, and had a great sense of humor — which are all very important to me. The fact that she became my wife was definitely a bonus. It worked because we were friends and liked each other as people first, which is very important in a relationship. You can fall in and out of love, but if you like each other as people, then I think that’s a great foundation to grow a relationship, and we had that, so I’m very lucky.

Nicole, finish the sentence: ‘My husband makes me feel beautiful when…’

Nicole: When he looks me right in the eye.

Boris, ‘My wife makes me feel like the king of the world when…’

Boris: My wife makes me feel like the king of the world when after a long day of working she tells me to put my feet up and cooks an amazing meal for me.

“I’m a better person today than I was before marriage because…”

Boris: I’m a better person today than I was before marriage because my wife makes me a better man.

Nicole: I’m a better person today than I was before marriage because I get to care about one of the greatest human beings on the planet.

 

 

 

 

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  • Dr. Miyagi

    Nice topic, I love the fact that these two have been together. For a long time and to me they are doing a great job but what really makes a. Healthy love relationship is both partners needs to involve each other in everything they do, getting through conflict: some couple likes to talk things out quietly while others may raised their voices and p****ionately disagree to me the key to in a strong relationship “is not to be fearful of conflict” Communication is the most important thing within a relationship cause honesty and direct communication is the key part of any relationship both partner needs to “focus having fun together” cause a little humor and playful interaction can go a long way you need to learn your partners emotional cues and always question your ****umptions always use your senses to keep stress in check no what’s important to your partner cause that can go a long way as well as a man Never make “winning” your goal always try and communicate with your partner when things go wrong but never take your problem outside your house and whatever you do don’t “ignore” her problems if your wrong be open to change than Dr. Miyagi I have spoken, cheers

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  • nikkidee

    @ DR. MIYAGI…… WELL SAID. U COULDNT HAVE SAID IT BETTER! I TOTALLY AGREE.

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    Vote -1 Vote +1Dr. Miyagi Reply:

    Thank you@nikkidee,

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  • `madam social

    these two are the most p****ionate couple in hollywood in my opinion.

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  • B

    It’s lovely and I’m glad it’s jux like what I have with my man, there are itches here and there so me trust issues but I believe soo much in my relationship that I know we can and will do this together..
    Love yu Switheart

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