Handsome actor, John Dumelo’s public denial of his supposed marriage to US based actress and model, Harrina Alexander Dembele has not brought closure to the matter yet.
Only last Thursday, Harrina was on phone to Peace FM’s Entertainment Review programme insisting that John married her at a court in Virginia on March 11, 2013.
“I really don’t know why he is denying but we have gone through all the court processes and the two of us are legally married”, she said.
Asked why her supposed husband, John Dumelo, had denied ever marrying her, Harrina also asked, “I don’t understand why anyone will believe a story about someone making a documentary movie for a clothing line and getting married to six different women in different countries as part of the movie?”
“It doesn’t make sense. I didn’t play any role in the documentary he talks about. We are married and that is it. I never did a movie with John so that is a lie”, she disclosed.
Explaining why she has kept her relationship a secret all this while, she said “When he said he was going to marry me, he asked me to keep it a secret until his clothing line came out. I decided to listen to him because I loved him and I trusted him, it didn’t really make sense but I went along with it”.
Narrating how they got married, Harrina whose father is Nigerian and her mother American, said actor John Dumelo just woke up one day and said they should get married. “I didn’t even think he was serious about the marriage at first until he came to my house one morning and he said lets go do it. Still I didn’t think he was serious until we actually did it”.
She said they married without the involvement of any family member from either side but now everybody knows about it. Asked if she is still communicating with John, she said “I have spoken to John on several occasions. John called me the other day. He wanted us to meet up and discuss everything and for some odd reasons we never got to meet up and he has refused to text me back because he is scared am going to take his text messages out and he refused to pick up the phone now because he is mad that I told the truth about the situation”.
She emphasised that “I don’t really see why I will lie about getting married to John Dumelo. He must be famous over there but over here he is not really that famous and to me he is not famous,
I just see him as John Dumelo. I don’t see him as someone who is popular. I will never lie about being married to someone like John Dumelo”.
Harrina confirmed she still loved John but he had disgraced her and family enough so she doesn’t want to be married to him anymore. She would have asked for a divorce but, according to her, the laws at Maryland where she lives did not allow a divorce until after one year. “Unfortunately I have to stay married to him for one year before I can get a divorce”.
Speaking on phone to John Dumelo later on the same programme, he insisted that Harrina was lying and challenged her: “The girl you are dealing with wants attention she wants fame. I understand she is saying we have dated for about one and half years. So I want you to ask her just one question for me. If we really dated for that long, she should produce a single picture of me and her together to prove that”.
About allegations that John might have married Harina to obtain American citizenship, John described it as ridiculous because last year alone, he travelled to America more than 10 times among other countries so why would he marry for American papers. John insisted that nobody should take the lady serious.
Story by Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Graphic Showbiz