May Edochie, the first wife of Yul Edochie has given her husband a public reply after he publicly apologized to her for taking a second wife, Judy Austin without her consent.
Yul for the first time sought May’s forgiveness eight months after revealing he had fathered a child with his colleague and second wife, Judy Austin.
In his apology, the actor said, “My dear wife, Queen May Yul-Edochie. I acknowledge that I hurt you deeply and I’ve apologised to you countless times.
“I take the blame for my actions. I agree with you that polygamy shouldn’t be forced on anyone. You never bargained for it from the beginning, and neither did I. But I guess life happens. You already know the whole story.
“I didn’t do it to disrespect you. I didn’t do it to replace you, nor because I do not love you anymore, no. I have always loved you and always will.”
Days later, May responded stating that she will not be “cajoled into accepting polygamy.”
In her words;
“Forgiveness is the highest/most beautiful form of love for me. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Hence, my ability to forgive the mistakes of the past, present, and future with respect to the issue on the ground is in the interest of my mental health and inner peace,” she wrote.
“I decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear. I am still very much incapable of hating anyone, let alone the father of my children. The fact remains that anyone can choose to practise polygamy, but can’t be impelled to accept what was never bargained for.
“To reaffirm my stands, I will not be cajoled into accepting polygamy, which goes against my beliefs, faith, and values. I will not be numbered in a home that we started building with love, faith, tears, hopes, and prayers in a Catholic marriage of 18 years following a long term premarital relationship.”
May also pleaded with Yul to stop bringing their marital issues — which she described as “show” — to social media.
“This is also a passionate appeal to put an END to the constant “show” on the social media space were our kids are growing into unless it is absolutely necessary,” she added.
“Let’s prevent our lovely children from all the incessant drama series that might take a toll on them directly (or) indirectly amongst their peers. May GOD in His infinite mercy and compassion guide us all in the right direction.”
The mother of four after her birthday celebration earlier stated that despite their cordial appearance at her birthday party, she was not returning to her marriage with Yul.
Reacting to her reaffirmation, a Twitter user @Distinguished Everest stated,
“There’s a difference between cheating on your wife and practicing polygamy. When you talk about Yul Edochie, men point out Ned Nwoko.
Ned is a polygamist and he makes it clear. May and Yul did a Catholic wedding without space for a third person. It is very clear”.