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Why I support Yul Edochie’s second marriage – Yvonne Jegede

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Yvonne Jegede

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nollywood actress 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 trivializing 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.

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“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.”

Yvonne Jegede is a Nigerian actress, film producer, model, and television personality; notable for producing “3 is Company”.

She rose to prominence after she made a cameo appearance in the music video African Queen by 2Face Idibia alongside Annie Macaulay.

Born in Agenebode, Edo state, Jegede made her debut into Nollywood in 2004 when she acted in the movie ‘Missing Angel’. After her debut and starting to rise she had to leave Nigeria to study abroad before she returned into movie industry couple years ago.

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