Mercy Aigbe, Nigerian actress, and Lanre Gentry, her estranged husband, engaged each other in a war of words on Sunday over her Father’s Day post.
The drama started when Aigbe took to her social media page to praise herself for shouldering the responsibility of a mother and father at the same time.
The movie star also appeared to have aimed a dig at Gentry as well as her critics, noting that “fatherhood is beyond impregnating a woman.”
“Happy Father’s Day to me and all the responsible fathers out there! 2 kids (1 international student) … changing naira to dollars with this dollar rate! Abeg it’s not easy! But God has been gracious!” she wrote.
“Please no one should come tell me how I shouldn’t take the shine off fathers oh! (fatherhood is beyond impregnating a woman, if you are a man and do not perform your responsibilities towards your kids, biko you ain’t fit to be called a father and that’s on periodt!!!)
“So, since I am playing dual role in my children’s lives, allow me celebrate myself every day! Cos it’s not easy! May the Lord grant us long lives in good health to enjoy the fruit of our labour.”
Her remark seemed to have rankled Gentry, who fired back shortly after she had put out the post.
“Happy Father’s Day to me and all the fathers in the world. May God be with all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. Some women over there will say happy Father’s Day to themselves when they are not good to be a mother or housewife to their children. But fathers always make them happy when they are in the house,” he wrote.
“But you cannot blame them, they have no good background; they don’t have their parents together, that is why they don’t know what Father’s Day is.
“I thank God for my parents; thank you to my father and mother for staying together. Happy Father’s Day to you once more. I am a father to all my children.”
But in a swift reaction, Aigbe slammed her estranged husband while describing him as the “most irresponsible father.”
“Mr Lanre Gentry, you better stop with the stupid lies! You better don’t just infuriate me! Gentry call your useless father to order oh cos, really, I have had enough of his nonsense!!!!!” she wrote.
“And the most irresponsible father award goes to my Ex! This shameless man who, instead of him to cover his face in shame, will rather come online to post rubbish!
“I normally ignore you when you respond to my Father’s Day post! But you see this one! Bring it on!!!! I am ready!!!!!!!”
The pair have been at loggerheads since they separated in 2017 over alleged domestic violence and infidelity.
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