The actor's wife revealed that she went through serious pressure to abandon her sick husband.
She recounted with a sense of gratitude her tough experience during the actor's battle against a kidney disease.
According to the woman, she received many advice asking her to abandon her husband whose chances of survival seemed slim at the time.
Maureen described her experience in an interview published by Vanguard News on Sunday, November 18, 2016.
"I had mixed- feelings, and I told God I did not want to become a widow at this age.
"I asked God to give me an assurance that he will keep my husband.
"And sometimes fear, uncertain, so many feelings that I still can’t explain passed through my mind.
"The feeling was one of, 'God, you can’t take him now, please show mercy'.
"Sometimes, I was unable to figure out what was really happening.
"I tried hard to understand the situation and looking for answers that I just couldn’t find or figure out. But the only place I had in mind to take him to was God."
Her belief in God was also what helped her overcome the increasing pressure being mounted on her concerning abandoning her marriage.
Despite her husband's crankiness at the time of his illness, she maintained her resolve to stay with him and nurse him back to good health.
"I must confess to you, some people advised me to abandon him and go and start a new life since I still have a long way to go.
"His handsomeness, complexion at this time were all gone. He was a shadow of himself.
"So, to them, what was I still doing with him? But, to me, that was not an option neither was it the reason I married him.
"I never headed their advice. Instead I was ready to fight the battle. My dear, it was tough, very tough."
Through the immense support from well-wishers, the actor gained full recovery in November 2016 after months of treatment in London.