Nigerian actress and film maker, Yvonne Jegede has opened up about her failed marriage to colleague, Olakunle Fawole.
Yvonne accused Fawole of being a deadbeat father and totally neglecting their son, Xavier.
During a recent interview, she claimed that Olakunle has refused to visit or support their son Xavier who celebrated his fourth birthday last month.
Further speaking on her failed marriage, the actress said:
“First I was scared, marriage of not up to two years crashed, but I’m glad I left because if I had stayed back for what people will say, I will not be happy to today.”
When asked if they still communicate with each other, Yvonne said:
“Olakunle and I don’t talk now, he doesn’t call or talk to his son. It is funny how we once had a solid friendship asides the marriage but i don’t know how it all went off the radar.
“The first time he publicly accepted his son was when he was 5months old, when I gave him an ultimatum that i will remove his surname once the boy turns 5. Thankfully, I had given him a compound name, Xavier Jegede Fawole, and I threatened that I will remove the ‘Fawole’ and leave just the ‘Jegede’ since I am solely raising him up.”
The mother of one further revealed that her ex-husband has never celebrated their son on his birthdays or called to ask after his well being.
In her own words:
“He doesn’t wish him happy birthday on his birthdays. He doesn’t call him to ask after his well being, he just doesn’t care that he has a son somewhere.
“Your gift is in my hand yet you don’t care. You see, one moment I dreaded the most is for my child to wake up one day and ask where is my father and it has started happening. One day when he asked, I had to send messages to his siblings to ask him to come and check up on him but it yielded no result.
“It was so bad that my father had to represent my son at school for father’s day event they recently had , it was embarrassing for me but I’m waiting to see when he will show up or if he wouldn’t till the boy turns 18.”
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