Nigerian actress, Yvonne Jegede has opened up on her failed marriage to actor Olakunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole.
Speaking in a chat with her colleague, Mercy Johnson during a recent episode of her cooking show, Yvonne claimed Olakunle has refused to visit or support their son Xavier who celebrated his fourth birthday last month.
The mother of one said she was initially scared when her two-year-old marriage crashed but was glad she did not try to stay back.
She 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 Mercy asked if she still communicates with her child’s father, she replied, “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.”
Speaking further, the 39-year-old said that her ex-husband does not celebrate their son on his birthdays and does not call to ask about his welfare.
She lamented over the fact that her son has already started to ask questions about the whereabouts of his father.
“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,” She added.