The actress who recently came under intense heat after revealing that she’s a virgin, has now taken time out to respond to those that bashed her. In a chat with Punch, Halima said:
“Why would people become annoyed because I said I am a virgin?
Just because I’m in the industry does not mean I am badly behaved. Not everyone is s*xually active. You can have a boyfriend and not be s*xually active. The reaction I got shows the mentality of the people. If I say I’m a virgin, I am and if I say I am not, then I am not.
They tell me to go get married, should I go after someone else’s husband. Everybody thinks one should get married from age 18. A lot of marriages are complicated. Marriage will come when it will come, one doesn’t need to force it. .
People are getting divorced with pregnancies because they got married under pressure. We should let people be. People are saying if you are not getting married, go and get kids because menopause is approaching. What kind of thing is that?
Is it your menopause? I still have about nine years before I hit menopause all things being equal. I am not one of those people that will kill themselves because of marriage. I can’t have kids outside marriage.”