by Rachel Ogbu
Jenifa actress, Funke Akindele, is said to have addressed divorce rumours about she and her husband, Kehinde Oloyede via text message.
According to reports, the actress had through a text message yesterday debunked claims that her marriage was in trouble.
The message reads: “I read online and in the newspaper yesterday that I am divorced. What proof do you have? And I am taking this to court because my marriage is intact. You guys are rumour mongers. Funke Akindele Oloyede.”
Also, her elder sister, who is also her spokesperson, Ayo-Ola Muhammed, reportedly debunked an online report claiming that she confirmed the separation to a notable blogger in Nigeria.
YNaija had noted in its report that Akindele was yet to confirm the rumours since they broke. According to reports, the actress asked that no statement be made on the issue.
Concerning the Facebook wall post from Oloyede that announced the separation, more reports claim he took it down due to pressure from friends and family members. The actress is said to have been crying inconsolably since the incident, fearing criticisms by her fans and her clients’ reactions.
The post read: “It is with heavy heart that I am announcing the separation of me and my wife, Mrs Olufunke Akindele. We have both agreed to go our separate ways because of irreconcilable differences. We are still best of friends and we would forever remain good friends.”
Akindele and her husband are known to be living separately since they got married.
The Facebook statement which has since deleted generated concern among the star’s fans, who made the issue a major topic on social media platforms.
Akindele’s decision to marry the real estate business man, was severely criticised by her fans who wondered why she should get involved in polygamy. She rebuffed critics on one occasion, saying: “I can tell you authoritatively that my husband is not married to anyone else. Yes, he has beautiful children, who are not mine and we have a cordial relationship, which dates back to even before we got married.”
On another occasion, she told her critics: “Will you be happier if I had married someone who didn’t have children, seems so perfect, put on my make-up and fake smile on the red carpet and start weeping when I get home? About my in-laws, they are very wonderful and supportive and my parents and siblings as well.”
Oloyede is said to visit Funke occasionally. Story of Oloyede’s last child by another woman came about the same time that the rumour of Funke’s pregnancy went viral on social media. The actress was later said to have a miscarriage.
Meanwhile, apart from deleting the statement from his facebook wall, Oloyede is yet to refute the announcement in any way.