Big Brother Naija reality star Uriel Oputa has said that her intimate kiss with fellow reality star Groovy was not real.
The duo recently sparked relationship rumours after they were caught getting cosy in a viral video.
Many berated Uriel, 34, for dating a younger man, Groovy, 29.
Responding to her critics via her Instagram story, she said she would not reject love because of her age.
In a series of posts, she wrote; “I’m Nigerian British. I will never reject love because of my age.
“I deserve happiness. I won’t reject a caring man because I’m 5 years older.
“Pls use Stan Eze and Blessing as a perfect example.
“You won’t steal my happiness. Never!
“You guys really think I owe you explanations.
“Ok.. Boy meets single girl, single girl meets caring guy who loves her cooking.
“Single girl feels protected. Single guy loves single girl’s heart and funny personality.
“Single guy and girl didn’t think it was a crime to fall for another single person.
However, in another video on Wednesday, the star contestant made a U-turn, saying that the kiss was an assignment from a brand and everything was scripted.
She said: “These last couple of days have made me realise that I don’t want to act again. Nollywood actors, I salute you guys. It’s not easy at all.
“We [Groovy and I] had a fantastic time at Lagos Cocktail Week. We were there with an amazing brand. And we were on an assignment, and we took on roles. We basically acted like we were into each other. We were flirting and everything. Everything you saw basically was an assignment.”
Groovy added, “Yeah, it was an assignment. It was scripted.