Mike Edwards is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated reality TV stars in the history of Big Brother Naija for his loyalty to his wife, Peirresha.
Social media sang Mike’s praises for keeping to himself without cheating on his wife throughout his 99 days stay in the BBNaija house.
In a house full of beautiful ladies like Tacha, Diane and even competition winner Mercy, fans are of the view that being able to stay faithful is a very big achievement and should be commended.
Mike has, however, shared his secret to keeping faithful to his wife.
“How do you stay faithful? I get asked this question a lot lately and despite the obvious reason of falling in love with the most incredible woman whom I get to call wife @itspsd . I figure I’d write my answer here for what it’s worth.
“Well, my answer is strength no weakness. A man with no self discipline will fall weak and lead astray, having the discipline and respect for yourself and significant other becomes a habit, and with time habit becomes second nature.
“I would also say that sacrifice is a vital part of what has helped me. The key is you have to be able to sacrifice who you are, (ex. old habits) for who you’ll become, don’t be afraid of taking the road less traveled in the process. Hint: Find yourself spiritually. ??
“Lastly, your environment. I believe in the saying you are the company you keep. My advice is surround yourself with people who have similar standards and family values as you. Simple”
Mike’s wife Perri had said she never for once thought her husband would cheat on her during his time on the reality TV show.
Opening up about how she felt when her husband was far away from her, she admitted it wasn’t easy, considering they were a newly married couple.
However, she trusted her husband that despite him being a hunk, he wouldn’t commit adultery.
She said: “It was really hard that I wasn’t going to see my husband for 99 days and I didn’t even realize he made it into the house, and I was like, wow, this is going to be harder than I thought, a long time without my husband and we were newly married, we got married May 23rd this year 2019 and three weeks after then my husband travelled to Nigeria and he had to stay in the Big Brother House for 99 days.
“I didn’t feel threatened but I did see some things and I felt huh what’s going on here. But then I trust my husband, he is a good looking young man. You are taking about inside the house, outside the house it was even more, seeing people claiming my husband and I will be like no, no, no I can’t share, Mike belongs to me.
“But I know it was all love because my husband demonstrated a real man, he did have some funny expressions on his face but it didn’t happen and I am so proud of my husband.”
Perri is an Olympian and television personality based in the UK.