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How Ini Edo’s Childlessness & Pressure From Husband’s Family Crashed Her Marriage

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How Ini Edo’s Childlessness & Pressure From Husband’s Family Crashed Her Marriage

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Oct 4, 2014 – How Ini Edo’s Childlessness & Pressure From Husband’s Family Crashed Her Marriage

Several weeks after Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot took to Twitter to call for prayers for Ini Edo to get pregnant, the actress has finally ended her marriage to her Americana-husband Phillip Ehiagwina.

On Thursday, Ini Edo took to Twitter to briefly explain why she filed for divorce.

The Nollywood diva said she never cheated on her husband. Rather she iden­tified “irreconcilable differ­ences” for the break-up, add­ing that there was a conscious effort to tarnish her image.

Though, the Akwa Ibom-born actress has been married for a couple of years, she is yet to have a child for her husband and this has culminated into pressure not just from her hus­band but also his parents and family members.

However, according to in­siders, the reason for the di­vorce suit was that Ini Edo could no longer bear the pres­sure being piled on her to get pregnant by all means. “The problem has been going on for a long while now,” a source close to the actress disclosed, adding: “You know, as Afri­cans, the need for children in a marriage is very important. It is what makes a woman the bona-fide wife to her husband and since Ini just wasn’t get­ting pregnant years after her marriage, her husband’s family lost patience. Maybe, Phillip wouldn’t have minded because of his deep love for Ini, but his family won’t settle for a child­less marriage.”

Reports had earlier stated that the break-up was due to allegations of cheating and distrust between Ini and Phil­lip. The climax was when her family returned the bride price paid for the actress.

As the news of her divorce went viral barely a month be­fore their 6th wedding anniver­sary, Nigerians and most espe­cially movie buffs had received the news with a pinch of salt. But then Ini Edo’s recent twit­ter post confirmed the worst fears of her fans who have been praying fervently for her to get pregnant.

Ini Edo allegedly snatched Phillips from Nollywood actress Ruth Okoro and married him in Texas in November 2008.

As we speak, Ini Edo has reverted her maiden name and has replaced ‘wife’ with ‘actress’ on her social media pages.

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  1. Teniola Adio

    October 4, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    I pity Ini edo frustration can lead to so many things
    the foundation of the marriage is also wrong

  2. sharton

    October 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    African’s with their mentalities I’ve heard several gist how some couples wait patiently 4God’s time some 12years while some of them even wait more than that well is not my wish for any woman to wait that long b4 getting pregnant and I’m not in anyway trying to defend lni Edo what I’m trying to explain here is that both should ve at list try and seek God’s face and there’s nothing almighty God cannot do and God’s time is the best as for Phillips family they’re not God that gives children and they should also remember they have female children too,oga Phillip the time u were fighting bomba till bomba to marry lni ur first wife try to stop u but u refused and call her all sorts of names this same family members of urs were all happy with ur decision and 4got that is that poor lady (Ruth okoro) that made u whom u are 2day and non of ur family member even care to listen to her they all joined u and u went ahead with the wedding so why re they complaining about her inability to have children for u,or they don’t want to be celebrity inlaw anymore chaii this is bad oo guy u don dey old oo go beg Ruth again dat’s if she go still 4give u or tell ur pple make dem look 4 one village mugu wait 4u wey u go marry again,u see wetin open eye cause u guy all that glitters is not gold and distance relationship don’t last lni in d other hand don’t want to join u there and i blame u 4 that bcos u weren’t man enough to control her and also make her understand that she’s now Mrs and have to choose between u and her carrier so since u were carried away with her beauty and celebrity stuffs so this what u get in return abegi go sit dan 4gutter ur money don enter voice mail take heart.

  3. chijioke

    October 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Huuuuuu! Ini I cn only advice u to go n collect ur own National award for cheating ur hubby so dat u will get national pregnant for ur hubby hahhaha.

  4. KEVIN

    October 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Na una sabi

  5. fairjudge

    October 4, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    So painful, i wish they both will find suitable partners.No body will know how it feels trying unsuccessful to get pregnant except if you have been through it. Ini i wish you all the best, you are still young and God will grant you your wish. AMEN ,For the man i also wish you all the best, i advice you to settle very fast for any unaccomplished girl and make your children because you are not getting any younger.

  6. Ezekiel Ezphocs

    October 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    If the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do? God hates divorced, come what may…remember, “for better for worse”, Ini and Philips get reconcile and move ahead.Keep waiting and trusting the Lord for there is appointed time. God bless U.

  7. Gadam

    October 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    African Wahala be dat

  8. bezo

    October 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    How God of infinite mercy gives someone like ine edo a child, after she has abutted over 15 children, remember our God is not stupid or blind

  9. tessy

    October 6, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Bezo who told u she abutted a child ur der talking rubish,ini edo go God will give u another man and children,ur X hubby family dnt want u,hv dey check dere son if his ok,or all the benin gals he hurt has come after he.

  10. me

    July 15, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Today I advice Ini Edo to go for Fibroids test…she might be suffering from Uterus fibroids that will stop her from getting pregnant.if so then UFE Uterus Fibroids Embolization will help.

  11. me

    July 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Maybe Ini has fibroids…she must go and get fibroids test.if so then the best way to get rid of them is to do UFE uterus fibroids embolization.

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