Prominent Yoruba Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe-Gentry has spoken on why her first marriage did not work in an interview with Sunday Punch.
According to her, the marriage did not work because she was young, naive and she had issues with her mother-in-law.
Mercy said her mother-in-law did not want her son to marry from another tribe.
Read Mercy Aigbe-Gentry’s confession below:
“I had a bad experience the first time, so I had some reservations and I just wanted to face my career, even though I loved him. I decided to put my trust in God and just go with the flow. I was happy and scared at the same time. Then, I was young and naive. Now, I handle issues differently. Also, the major reason my first marriage failed was because my ex-husband’s mum did not want him to marry from another tribe.“
Mercy cleared insinuations that her present marriage had been controversial. “I do not think I have had any controversies since I got married. They were just misconceptions. People thought I married a married man and I was a second wife. What they did not know or care to know was that he was already a divorcee when we met,” she added.
There were reports that Mercy Aigbe was allegedly beaten by her husband at an event in April 2013. But a few days after, the couple released a YouTube video dismissing the claims.
In the interview she said her present husband proposed to her at a eatery. The pair officially got married at the Ikoyi Registry in 2013.