The estranged husband of Nigerian actress Mercy Aigbe has rejected claims that he has married another woman after he shared her picture on social media.
Lanre Gentry, according to media reports, had tied the knot with a lady identified as @fab_mrsgentry on social media following his separation from his wife and businesswoman.
However, in an interview with Saturday Beats, he clarified that the woman in question was his brother’s wife and not his new married partner as purported.
Gentry is quoted to have said, “Who said that I have a new wife? A lot of people just make assumptions based on my Instagram posts. The lady that I referred to as my wife is my younger brother’s wife. She lives in London with her family. I called her my wife because she’s my brother’s wife. People didn’t read my post very well. I wouldn’t tell my supposed wife to greet her family.
“I don’t know why some Nigerians are quick to jump to conclusions when they see innocent and harmless posts online. Mercy Aigbe knows the lady I celebrated very well. This is not the first time that people have speculated that I’ve married another woman based on social media posts. It seems a lot of people are just obsessed with marriage for me. I’m a Yoruba man and if I want to marry another wife, I would do that.”
Asked about his relationship with Mercy Aigbe, Gentry went further to say that they both still have a good rapport and still “see Mercy as a part of him”.
“Me and Mercy are not fighting. If I want to see her, I would call her and if she needs anything, she also calls me. We have a good rapport. God has the final say over our relationship and He knows how it would turn out in the future.
I take care of my children. I can’t speak for other fathers but I carry out my responsibilities as a man. I still see Mercy as a part of me.
He continued, It’s only a mentally unstable man that would leave a woman with children to go and fend for herself. I pay my children’s school fees diligently and I thank God that their mother is also taking good care of them. It’s not easy for a woman to work and also take care of the children.”