Famous Yoruba actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, has revealed why her first marriage did not work in an interview with the Sunday edition of The Punch.
According to her the marriage did not work because she was young, naive and most importantly she had issues with her mother-in-law.
Mercy Aigbe said that her mother-in-law did not want her son to marry from another tribe. “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” she said.
Mercy Aigbe went on to clear any notion that has present marriage has 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 said.
In April 2013, there were reports that Mercy Aigbe was allegedly beaten by her husband at an event. A few days after the couple released a YouTube video dismissing the claims.