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.