A couple of days ago Lara & Alex Adegbenro were unveiled as the cover stars for Mode Men magazine’s Valentine Issue (click here if you missed it) and now we’ve got a look into their chat with the magazine.
In their interview the showbiz couple talks about how they support each other, some marriage challenges, working together and more.
Lara Adegbenro is televisions new favourite face while Alex with his PR & Marketing company, iCirculate, is her manager.
See excerpts below.
On Lara being in the entertainment industry: I find solace in my wife conquering her dreams. So by default, I support everything that she does. I may have a different approach to attaining certain things, but together, see that she gets there.
On the challenges of working with Lara: We both have lots of great ideas. Luckily, we see eye to eye on majority of things. However, there are times when our ideas clash. Over the years, there has been growth. As either a husband or manager, I remind myself to listen, listen and listen. Understand her and help her understand me as well and we compromise.
On knowing Lara was the woman for him: I remember my father asking me to be sure I knew what I was getting into. Here was my reply, “She reminds me of mummy” My mother had always been the best woman I ever knew. Godly and selfless! Then I finally met a girl who had those traits and more!
On her working relationship with Alex: It’s fun, but can be a bit tricky when we disagree, because all of a sudden the difference between talking to Alex my manager and talking to Alex my husband becomes foggy, but with that said, the great thing about having my husband as my manager is that I am certain he has my best interest at heart.
On how they handled their biggest misunderstanding: Well, emotional blackmail, that’s how we women roll, I’m kidding. Seriously I think what we fight about mostly is the fact that I don’t like a lot of attention, or trying to be portrayed as a celebrity (it actually makes me cringe). The thing is he understands the importance of being out there and not being forgotten and that sometimes means doing things out of my comfort zone, if that’s what it takes for me to be successful in a field I’m so passionate about, then so be it.
On Alex’s bad habits: He drinks the family orange juice straight from the carton. He puts barbecue sauce on everything, especially jollof rice, it’s so frustrating after sweating in the kitchen and putting all those flavours together then he ruins it with barbecue sauce.
On what marriage has taught her: Patience, prayer and how to love differently – selflessly and unconditionally. Having a family comes with some serious responsibilities, and that in turn brings about a lot of pressure. That makes it hard sometimes but having an amazing husband and a wonderful daughter makes everything worthwhile and of course keeps me very very happy.
For more pick up a copy of the Mode Men Magazine