Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, has called out her ex-husband, Kunle Fawole, otherwise known as Abounce, for neglecting their son, Xavier, since his birth.
The actress, who married her now-ex-husband, Abounce, in February 2017 and welcomed a son with him in November of that year, accused him of being a deadbeat dad who has never made an effort to see his child or speak to him.
Speaking in a recent interview with actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Yvonne said Kunle only came around to acknowledge their son when she threatened that she would remove his surname from Xavier’s name if he didn’t show up.
She said she had to insist that their son bear her and his father’s surnames, Jegede-Fawole, because she was the one who suffered so much and cleared her account to go to America to birth him.
“Since that they, he has never come to the house, he has never called. His son turned one, no call, no text message to say Happy birthday”, Yvonne said
Yvonne said recently Xavier started asking for his father, so she reached out to Kunle’s older brother to inform him that Xavier was asking for his father and that he should help get Kunle to please come around to see his son, but the response she got was not encouraging.
“Your gift is in my hand yet you don’t care. You see, one moment I dreaded the most is for my child to wake up one day and ask where is my father and it has started happening. One day when he asked, I had to send messages to his siblings to ask him to come and check up on him but it yielded no result.
It was so bad that my father had to represent my son at school for a father’s day event they recently had. It was embarrassing for me but I’m waiting to see when he will show up or if he wouldn’t till the boy turns 18.” She said.
Yvonne Jegede, who revealed that she and her ex-husband, Kunle, were best friends before they tied the knot, said what led to the crash of their marriage was not really worth it.
However, if she had stayed in the marriage just because of the fear of what people would say, she would have been unhappy.
“We don’t talk. He doesn’t come around, he doesn’t call, he doesn’t do nothing. I don’t know what it is that could cause a friendship… because apart from the marriage, we had a good, very solid friendship. I think I still look at that friendship and believe this thing wey we dey experience now, we no suppose to, at least that friendship wey we get supposed to cover up for somethings. He no dey call.” She said.
Watch her speak below,