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Bien’s brother Melvin Alusa: Sometimes, I get depressed raising my 8 children

Accomplished actor Melvin Alusa has delved into the complexities of raising a large family of eight children, shedding light on the joys, challenges, and his decision not to consider a vasectomy.

The 42-year-old actor, known for his roles in both film and television, expressed gratitude for his blessing of eight children—five boys and three beautiful girls.

Reflecting on his childhood aspirations, Alusa admitted to desiring a big family but never envisioned it to be as extensive as it has become.

“Having eight children is a blessing, and I wanted a big family growing up. I just didn’t think it was going to be this big,” he confessed during the interview.

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Alusa opened up about the financial strains of managing such a large household, emphasizing the importance of being present for his children in every aspect of their lives.

“Some days are really hard, and I don’t know what to do. For me, I want to be present, physically, emotionally, and psychologically for them. When things are okay, and I can manage the bills, I don’t think about it so much. When I get depressed is when I can’t manage their needs, and the money is not making sense,” he shared.

Addressing the question of whether he would consider a vasectomy, Alusa revealed that while he is done having kids, he opts not to undergo the procedure.

With a touch of humor, he remarked, “I don’t want someone to massage me in areas they are not supposed to.”

Speaking about his upcoming family reality series, Alusa disclosed that the project is in progress, with the pilot already shot.

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The series aims to provide entertaining insights into his family life and, more importantly, send a message about the significance of parental responsibility.

“The reality series is in the works. We have shot the pilot. It will be good entertainment just to show people that deadbeat mothers and fathers should reach out to their children. A child, regardless of how they came, is a blessing and they are given to the parent to be a caretaker for only a certain time,” he explained.

In a past interview, Alusa opened up about how his wife helped him get through the negativity from social media users after he unsuccessfully auditioned for Big Brother Africa.

“She was the strongest one and for me to go to the house and seeing her support for me trying the opportunity meant a lot,” he said.

“I came back, she saw what I was going through and became my support system. I was going through a lot although I had to put on a brave face. It took me two years to shake it off.”

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