Yvonne Jegede, the Nigerian actress, has opened up on the circumstances that led to her divorce.


The movie star married Olakunle Abounce Fawole, a fellow actor, in 2017. But their union hit the rocks barely a year into the marriage. They both have a son together named Xavier.

In a snippet of the Honest Bunch podcast’s latest edition, Yvonne sighted a variety of factors that led to the end of their union.

The actress said Fawole started taking her jokes and playful mannerisms as “disrespect” even though it was not like that before marriage.


The movie star said she left her marriage because she “contributed more financially than Fawole”.

“He is eight years older than me. But the moment we got married, if I tell am say, you dey craze, he would say I am disrespecting him. I would wonder if it was the same person I got married to,” she said.

“But that was not the main reason I left the marriage. Let me just say the fact, I was bringing more of the money. I am taking care of my son like nobody exists around me. It is not easy. I would have gone for money instead of love.”


Jegede gained prominence for her role in the film ‘Missing Angel’ which was released in 2004.

She has since been featured in other Nollywood movies including ‘Blackberry Babes’, ‘Okafor’s Law’,  and ‘Gangs of Lagos’.

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