It’s sad to read that Ini Edo is getting divorced. The Nollywood actress was married to Phillip Ehiagwina, a business man based in the U.S. It’s been a shock to so many of her fans, with some alleging that it was all lies. However, Ini Edo herself went to twitter to let us know that it is truly over. What we thought was just a misunderstanding seems to be much more than that. An article on punch newspaper had this to say:
A few days ago, the gossip mill was awash with the news that popular Nollywood actress, Ini Edo’s marriage to US-based businessman, Phillip Ehiagwina, had broken up.
The news was initially received with mixed feelings. But some people, mostly fans of the actress, could not believe it.
Sources, believed to be very close to the couple, said the breakup was due to allegations of cheating and distrust between Ini and Phillip. Also, they accused the groom’s family of aiding the dissolution of the marriage because the actress did not give birth to a child.
Peddling the sad news across the social media, the sources added that the bride’s family had returned the bride price that was paid to them during the couple’s wedding ceremony.
But many people did not believe what they heard until Ini herself decided to open up on the matter. In a message posted on her Twitter page on Thursday, the actress did not only confirm the story that her marriage had crashed, she also went on to refute a rumour that she cheated on her former husband.
She tweeted, “There is a conscious and malicious attempt to tarnish my image. I asked for a divorce from my ex-husband because of lots of irreconcilable differences. I never cheated on him.”
We don’t know what is going on with our celebrities. The other day it was Uche Ogbodo who announced that her marriage was over. We don’t believe any woman goes into marriage planning for it to be over; most Nigerian women take marriages seriously. It can’t be easy for this women and we sympathize with what they’re going through. Spreading rumours about what went on or didn’t go on in their marriages is unacceptable.