Patrick Doyle, estranged husband to Ireti Doyle, Nollywood actress, has publicly admitted “screwing up” in a very deep message of reconciliation he shared on social media.
Patrick, who is also a Nigerian actor and comedian, took to his Facebook account to eulogise the actress and promise never again to “cock-up”.
“The last 15 years have been anything but smooth. Shortly after the passing of Rosamond Emechete, the mother of 3 of my sons, God sent me an angel who dried my tears at the lowest point in my life,” he wrote.
“She showered my boys with the highest quality of care and ignored the taunting of “true friends” who queried what she was doing with a ‘broke ass’ like me. Frankly, if she was my sister, I would have asked her the same.
“Have I justified or honored her sticking with me through the thick and thin? The answer is a big resounding no. I’ve been most undeserving of the affection of this uncommon woman.
“Have I taken her Love for granted? You bet I have, why? because like most men, I am prone to being a jerk. I can not count how many times she picked up the slack when I failed in my duties as a husband and father. She has been the rock of our family.
“Lately, I had been unworthy of her affection and was deservedly put in the proverbial “dog house”. But she has with compassion taken me out of the “dog house” and reinstated all my rights and privileges.
“I know that at the back of her mind, she’s mentally preparing for my next “cock-up”. I hereby pledge that there shall never be another. Her days of an undeserving and underperforming partner are over.”
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Patrick and Ireti got married 15 years ago. But in 2017, she revealed the reason why she no longer stepped out with her husband. Shortly after, it was reported that she moved out of the house she shared with him and the kids.
“We’re busy people and you find that, in any given weekend, we’ve both been invited to three or four different events where people are expecting to see us. So we play it smart, we share it. If you’ve seen one you’ve seen the other,” she had said.
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