Adunni Ade and her handsome sons, 9-year-old D’Marion and 5-year-old Ayden, are the cover stars for the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style Magazine.
In the exclusive interview, Adunni opens up on life as a single parent, why she quit America’s Next Top Model and details of her personal challenges.
Talking about single parenting, “Being a parent is a lot of responsibility. Being a working parent is another ball game entirely.
It’s tough, it’s hard, it’s strenuous, it takes everything out of you. But I have been doing this for so long. I know I just have to get it done.
When you are a parent its not about you anymore. So all I do is work, work, work. I just have to get it done.”
She also talked about her struggle with depression as a result of her troubled relationship.
She said, “I think the major thing that got me through was the fear that somebody else would raise my children if I sat in that relationship, that was the scariest thing for me, that my kids would see somebody else as their mother. Depression is no joke.
A lot of people in this country, Nigeria, don’t want to admit that depression is an illness. People don’t know the extent to which it affects the mind.
A lot of people know this; in the past, I have tried to commit suicide cause it was just too much, just too much for me but I guess God loves me enough to still keep me here.”