Veteran Nollywood actress, Ireti Doyle, has tendered an apology to her fans for disappointing them over her crashed marriage.
Naija News earlier reported that the 55-year-old confirmed the divorce from her husband, Patrick Doyle during an interview with Chude Jideonwo saying: “We are officially divorced.”
The mother of six also corrected the impression that she had her first child at 17, noting that she was 19 when she became a mother.
Chude in his intro disclosed that the actress suffered physical and domestic violence as a teen.
She supported his claim by saying that she had no business getting married at the time she did, not to talk of who she chose to get married to.
In social media post on Saturday, January 14, 2022, Ireti Doyle, apologized to her fans for shattering their image of love and a perfect couple.
She noted that her life is not an animation and cannot be sacrificed at the altar of fans’ imagination or fantasy.
She wrote: “I’m sorry if I contributed to shattering your image of love and perfect couple. But my life is not an animation; I cannot sacrifice my life at the alter of your imagination or your fantasy.
So if I hurt anybody I’m sorry but I had to choose me. I’d say (the marriage) was a picture, a pretty picture and there was a wide lacuna between the picture and reality”.
In a Twitter exchange with some of her followers, Ireti explained why she still bears ‘Doyle’ despite the divorce.
According to her, ‘Ireti Doyle’ belongs to her and it is a name that is nearly 30 years in the making.