Nii Odartey Lamptey, a former Blackstars player says he regrets not listening to his mother, who was against his marriage to his ex-wife Gloria Lamptey
Odartey Lamptey recently finalised a protracted and bitter divorce from Gloria Appiah, his wife of 23 years after DNA tests proved that he was not the biological father of their three children that he has taken care of for 21 years.
Gloria, the ex-wife had gone to court seeking an equal share of Odartey Lamptey’s properties, including the Glow Lamp Football Academy, acquired while they were married.
But the court presided over by Justice Cecilia Don-Chebe Agbevey denied her request and even gave her a 30-day ultimatum to vacate the seven-bedroom house at East Legon in which she lives. She was compensated with a four-bedroom house at Dome, as well as a car.
It was in an interview with journalists after the court ruling that Odartey Lamptey revealed that he now regrets going against the advice from his family when he decided to marry her.
According to him, “I feel advice nowadays is very difficult, sometimes you will advise someone about marriage and he will find it difficult to accept,”.
“But, sometimes when he faces a setback that’s when there is regret. In my case, they did not say, my mother did not advise that I should not marry her but they were against it but well I have now seen what I went in for”.
“This ordeal has taught me bravery and I want to encourage anyone facing a similar difficulty not to commit suicide”.
Nii Odartey Lamptey, now has two biological children with his girlfriend Ruweida Yakubu, an actress and a finalist of Ghana’s Most Beautiful Pageant