Yul Edochie: I didn’t mean to hurt May – Yvonne Jegede

Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, has disclosed that her motive of supporting actor Yul Edochie’s second marriage to Judy Austin was not to add to the pain of his aggrieved first wife, May Edochie.

The actress recently came under fire from some quarters after she openly declared her support for Yul’s controversial second marriage.

She argued that the actor did nothing wrong by marrying a second wife despite the controversies that surrounded the marriage.

Reacting to the backlash from netizens who accused her of insensitivity against May, Jegede in a statement shared via her Instagram page, claimed that her words were not articulated in a way that conveyed her true intentions.

“Upon reflecting on the interview, I realize that my words were not articulated in a way that conveyed my true intentions and have been misconstrued as insensitive, particularly towards Mrs. May Edochie, a woman who has endured significant pain and hardship occasioned by estranged marriage.

“I deeply regret that my comments were perceived as adding to her distress. It was never my intention to cause any pain or disrespect. I am truly sorry,” the statement said.

She continued, “I want to clarify that my remarks about polygamy were meant to reflect its cultural context and to emphasize that how it is practiced is crucial. My goal was to convey that polygamy is part of our culture, but what matters is how it is approached. Unfortunately, this message was lost in my articulation.

“I want to stress that my comments were not intended to trivialize the pain of Mrs May Edochie or any woman going through a similar struggle. I do not claim to have advanced knowledge of the personal circumstances between Yul Edochie and his ex-wife.”