Entrepreneur and entertainer, Pretty Mike, has told men and women seeking marriage mates not to get married out of gratitude.
Although not married, he stated this while responding to a viral question on social media about who one is likely to get married to. Will it be to a benefactor or to a person who stood by us through thick and thin?
The question specifically is, "Between the person who stood by you when you had nothing and the one who helped you to become somebody…who will you choose?"
The controversial Instagram celebrity noted on his Instagram page on Friday that although loyalty is hard to find, love should be foremost in deciding who to get married to not out of gratitude.
He shared a true-life story of a couple whose marriage was short-lived because the man married the woman out of indebtedness and not love.
Pretty Mike said, "I've been seeing this post a lot in the last two days. I will tell you one thing before I tell a real-life story, you see loyalty… it's rare to find. Especially when you are in a position with nothing to offer and even when you are financially able and someone still sticks by you without exploiting or taking anything off you, just know you are lucky.
"I remember a lady from years ago when I first started a business. She wasn't easy on the eye but she had a mad connection and a lovely personality.
"She met this handsome young man with absolutely nothing to his name and with her connections, she got him rolling in oil and gas. He amassed a lot, and then the girls started flocking in like flies to honey.
"He felt he owed it to her to Marry her and she felt she was making her husband. But from the look of things, there was no love on his end. He frustrated this woman.
"There were too many girls, I just kept wondering why she wanted to sign up for this. She was heavily pregnant when she started drinking heavily and was looking so unkempt The day of the wedding.. she didn't even wear makeup ( just to show you the level of the frustration), the guests were 80% slay queens or should I say side chicks and friends were like she just wanted to be done with it and get back to her depression.
"After the wedding, I didn't see her again but I'd heard from a friend that she'd miscarried ( I hate to say this but some parts of me weren't surprised..the stress and drinking were that much).
"I know I am not married and I am probably not in the position to even give relationship advice but I do know one thing. if you are going to get married to someone, make sure it's because you want to … not because you OWE THEM ANYTHING."