Nollywood actress, Ini Edo has confirmed rumours that her marriage to her US-based husband, Philip Ehiagwina, has broken up.
The couple got married in November 2008 at a ceremony held in Houston, Texas, USA.
contrary to the rumour that her husband had opted out of the marriage
and demanded a refund of the dowry paid on her from her parents, which
had already been refunded, citing allegations of infidelity, the actress
said she it was who actually asked her ex-husband for a divorce.
She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her action.
young thespian who has made a mark in the nation’s movie industry, with
over 50 flicks to her credit, took to her twitter page Thursday October
2, where she cleared the air on the rumour.
“I asked for a
divorce from my ex-husband cos of lots of irreconcilable differences. I
never cheated on my husband. There is a conscious n malicious attempt at
tarnishing my image. This whole saga is familiar let’s not forget de
past. Thanks n God bless,” she said on her twitter account in two
Expectedly, the news of the divorce has elicited
reactions from fans of the actress who has a huge fan base, boasting
over 300,000 twitter followers. Some of her fans are asking if she will
change her handle, @Ini4phil, Phil being the short form of her
ex-husband’s name Philip. One of her followers, Alpacino, tweeting from
the handle, @Alpacino_Jay asked, “as una don divorce, are you changing
your handle or nah?” Some other fans maintained that she owed no one any
explanation and her reason for opting out of the marriage was no one’s
business. Tweeting from the handle, @Its_Lacute, one Lacute H. said,
“dear Ini Edo you do not and i repeat, you do not owe anyone any
explaination about your private life. Whether u cheated or not… its
really none of our business, its between u and ur hubby. Stop the
defense explanation and live your life abeg.”