July 14, 2024

‘Why I endorsed Yul Edochie’s second marriage’ – Yvonne Jegede


Controversial Nollywood star Yvonne Jegede has clarified that her recent endorsement of colleague, Yul Edochie’s second marriage was not intended to trivialise the pain of his aggrieved first wife, May Edochie.

Jegede had during a recent appearance on ‘The Honest Bunch’ podcast endorsed Yul Edochie’s controversial second marriage to Judy Austin, saying the actor has done “nothing wrong”.

Her comments earned backlash, with many accusing her of trivialising the pain of Edochie’s first wife, May.

Reacting in a statement shared via her Instagram page, Jegede claimed that her words were not articulated in a way that conveyed her true intentions.

“Upon reflecting on the interview, I realize that my words were not articulated in a way that conveyed my true intentions and have been misconstrued as insensitive, particularly towards Mrs May Edochie, a woman who has endured significant pain and hardship occasioned by estranged marriage.

“I deeply regret that my comments were perceived as adding to her distress. It was never my intention to cause any pain or disrespect. I am truly sorry,” the statement said.

She continued: “I want to clarify that my remarks about polygamy were meant to reflect its cultural context and to emphasize that how it is practiced is crucial. My goal was to convey that polygamy is part of our culture, but what matters is how it is approached. Unfortunately, this message was lost in my articulation.

“I want to stress that my comments were not intended to trivialize the pain of Mrs May Edochie or any woman going through a similar struggle. I do not claim to have advanced knowledge of the personal circumstances between Yul Edochie and his ex-wife.”



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