Veteran actress, Yvonne Jegede, has opened up about her failed marriage with Olakunle Fawole who she claimed is a deadbeat father.
The actress made this claim during a chat with her colleague, the popular actress, Mercy Johnson, during her cooking show. Yvonne asserted that Olakunle abandoned their four-year-old son and had shown little support for him since he was born.
“First I was scared; a marriage which was not up to two years crashed, but I’m glad I left because if I had stayed back for what people will say, I will not be happy to today.”
When asked by Mercy if they both still speak to each other, she said; “Olakunle and I don’t talk now, he doesn’t call or talk to his son. It is funny how we once had a solid friendship aside from the marriage but I don’t know if it all went off the radar.
The actress said, “The first time he publicly accepted the son was when he was 5 months old. That was when I gave him an ultimatum that I will remove his surname once the boy turns 5. Thankfully, I had given him a compound name, Xavier Jegede Fawole, and I threatened that I will remove the Fawole and leave just the Jegede since I am solely raising him up.
“He doesn’t wish him a happy birthday on his birthdays. He doesn’t call him to ask about his well-being, he just doesn’t care that he has a son somewhere. Your gift is in my hand yet you don’t care. You see, one moment I dread the most is for my child to wake up one day and ask where is my father and it has started happening.
She continued, “One day when he asked, I had to send messages to his siblings to ask him to come and check up on him but it yielded no result. It was so bad that my father had to represent my son at school for a father’s day event they recently had. It was embarrassing for me but I’m waiting to see when he will show up or if he wouldn’t till the boy turns 18.”
Yvonne and Olakunle got married in 2017 and the marriage produced a son, Xavier in 2018, although, the actress announced the end of her marriage to Olakunle Fawole during an interview.