Nollywood actress Ini Edo took to her twitter handle on Thursday to explain why she filed for divorce, declaring that contrary to speculations that she cheated on her husband. Rather she identified “irreconcilable differences” for the break-up, adding that there was a conscious effort to tarnish her image.
Though, the nollywood diva has been married for about five years, she is yet to have a child for her husband and this has culminated into pressure not just from her husband but also from her husband’s parents and family members.
However, according to insiders, the reason for the divorce suit was that Ini Edo could no longer bear the pressure being piled on her to get pregnant by all means.
“The problem has been going on for a long while now,” a source close to the actress disclosed, adding: “You know, as Africans, the need for children in a marriage is very important. It is what makes a woman the bona-fide wife to her husband and since Ini just wasn’t getting pregnant years after her marriage, her husband’s family lost patience. Maybe, Phillip wouldn’t have minded because of his deep love for Ini, but his family won’t settle for a childless marriage.”
Reports had earlier stated that the break-up was due to allegations of cheating and distrust between Ini Edo and her husband Phillip. The climax was when Phillip’s family returned the bride price paid for the actress.
As the news of her divorce went viral just a month before their 6th wedding anniversary, Nigerians and most especially movie stars had received the news with a pinch of salt. But the recent Ini Edo’s twitter post confirmed the worst fears of her fans who have been praying for her to get pregnant.