18 July 2013
We Still Blissfully together, funke speaks on her rumored failed marriage
Akindele, yesterday broke
her silence on her failed
marriage rumor. My
marriage is intact, she said
in an SMS message to The
The message reads: "I read in the newspaper
yesterday that I am divorced. What proof do you
have? And I am taking this to court because my
marriage is intact. You guys are rumour mongers.
Funke Akindele Oloyede."
The Nation, along with other news media had on
Tuesday reported that the actress may have been
separated from her husband, Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede,
son of former Iyaloja of Oshodi market.
Oloyede on Monday announced a "separation" via his
facebook page. He said: "It is with heavy heart that I
am announcing the separation of me and my wife,
Mrs Olufunke Akindele. We have both agreed to go
our separate ways because of irreconcilable
differences. We are still best of friends and we would
forever remain good friends."
The statement, which the actress' husband has since
deleted from his facebook wall, generated concerns
among the star's fans, who made the issue a major
topic on social media platforms.Attempts to reach
the actress on Monday failed. Her elder sister, who
doubles as her spokesperson, Mrs Ayo-Ola
Muhammed, failed to make an official statement she
promised when contacted because, according to
reports, the actress asked that no statement be
made on the issue.
Mrs Muhammed debunked an online report claiming
that she confirmed the separation to a notable
blogger in Nigeria.Reports say her husband may
have removed the "notice of separation," including a
more defiance follow-up post from his facebook wall,
due to pressure from friends and family members.
The actress is said to have been crying inconsolably
since the incident, fearing criticisms by her fans and
her clients' reactions.Funke, a film producer and
ambassador of several brands, including
telecommunications giant, Globacom, got married to
Oloyede 14 months ago in a grand ceremony held in
Funke's decision to marry the real estate business
man, was severely criticised by her fans who
wondered why she should get involved in polygamy.
She rebuffed critics on one occasion, saying: "I can
tell you authoritatively that my husband is not
married to anyone else. Yes, he has beautiful
children, who are not mine and we have a cordial
relationship, which dates back to even before we got
On another occasion, she told her critics: "Will you be
happier if I had married someone who didn't have
children, seems so perfect, put on my make-up and
fake smile on the red carpet and start weeping when
I get home? About my in-laws, they are very
wonderful and supportive and my parents and
siblings as well. "
Funke and husband are known to be living separately
since they got married. Oloyede is said to visit Funke
occasionally. Story of Oloyede's last child by another
woman came about the same time that the rumour
of Funke's pregnancy went viral on social media. The
actress was later said to have a miscarriage.
Meanwhile, apart from deleting the statement from
his facebook wall, Oloyede is yet to refute the
announcement in any way
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