A couple of days ago, some tabloid outlets begun circulating news that Genevieve Nnaji and a friend called Ella Martins were romantically involved.Although the established actress rubbished the claims and hasn’t even bothered to lend an ear to it, Ella has responded to the allegation with a full statement:
“Genevieve is a very good friend of mine…we met way back in 2004 and we have been good friends since then. The story that we are lovers must have come from another female friend of hers. I am saying this because since 2004, there have been no such lesbian stories but suddenly it sprung up. Towards the end of last year, I visited Nigeria and I stayed with Genevieve. Although we stayed under the same roof, we slept in different rooms.
There was a time during my visit that we both went to see a friend in a hotel in Lekki and people saw us going in. We later went clubbing that night with the friend and which I think is a normal thing for girls to club if they want to. But that was when the rumors got worse, that we went into the hotel to sleep with each other!!!
Miss Martins said the rumors were not the first time the Press has labelled her a lesbian but she being the tough cookie that she was not affected in any way because the statement are false.
She said “Genevieve and I have known each other since 2004 and she really is a nice person if you get to know her. We talk on phone a lot and we discuss life’s issues like normal girls do…she is a wonderful person. I guess it’s because she is a famous person that some undesirable elements want to tarnish her image…and mine too.
The Press make things worse too. There was a time I performed with Tony Tetuila and there were rumors after then that we were dating. But I just want to emphasize here that Genevieve and I are not in any form of sexual relationship, we are just good friends.”