Nollywood women looks to me they cannot sustain their marriages yet they give advises to married Nigerians. Latest in the long list of marriages that have ended now include Mercy Aigbe and her 50-year-old husband, Lanre Gentry.
On Friday, April 28, she published a cryptic post on her Instagram page, calling for Nigerians to ‘say no’ to domestic violence. About the same time, her husband, shared post that said ‘Say no to promiscuous women.’
A source close to the family says ‘The marriage was destined to break’, ‘Mercy Aigbe has been promiscuous all through the marriage and this has caused a strain between them since the beginning.
‘Some of us have always known that this would happen someday. A married woman cannot be sleeping about like that. A lot of people thought that after she remarried, she would have calmed down.’
‘Where do you think she gets all her money from, movies? How much do Nigerian actresses make for their movie roles? If you compare it with their luxurious lifestyle, you’ll see that it doesn’t add up.’
‘Let me give you an example: for someone who likes to travel as much as she does, each trip she takes outside the country takes nothing less than N3million. Take a look at her Instagram posts. She always flies business class. The cheapest amount you can get a business class ticket to Dubai is N900,000. Don’t you see the pictures she posts online? Mr Gentry simply does not have the funds to foot that bill multiple times a year.’
Unfortunately for the husband, the current economic downturn has taken a toll on his business and he is not as buoyant as he used to be few years ago.
According to our well placed source, ‘The man has a hotel where Lagos-based actors and actresses use to shoot their movies, but the business was mismanaged and nobody goes there anymore.
‘As of now, he doesn’t have any business going on for him. How many wide-mouthed actresses can live with that type of hopelessness? The situation has gotten so bad that now Mercy can openly cavort with the politicians that have been on her case since. I’m sure that in no time, her shop in Omole will be shifted to Lekki as she has always dreamed of.’
Sources said her husband’s latest fling with a very close associate of hers. Opemititi, who, was very close to Mercy broke the caramel’s back. Mercy had trusted her so much because of the secrets they both shared it is was shocking to her that this person could betray her by sleeping with her husband.
Consequently, she cut Opemititi off from her in the last one month and decided to deal it with her hubby.
Several fights occurred with the couple due to this fling. On this faithful day, Gentry asked Aigbe to cook a special meal for him and his friends. She refused to do so and her husband pounced on her as he had reportedly done in the past.
For Mercy, that was one beating too many and she began divorce proceedings when she was strong enough to leave a private hospital where she had been receiving treatment.
With all the big show off on social media of endlessly in love with each other, it shows us that what you see on social media is not always the truth. The fakes, lies, infidelities, promiscuity continues to be the consistent trend in Nollywood marriages.