Yvonne Jegede has opened up about her failed marriage to her estranged husband, Olakunle Fawole, aka Abounce, who she accused of being a deadbeat father.
She made this known while speaking with her colleague, Mercy Johnson Okojie, during a recent episode of her cooking show.
Jegede revealed that Abounce has refused to visit or support their son, Xavier, who celebrated his fourth birthday last month. She added that she made the right decision to leave the union because it wouldn’t have given her joy.
“First, I was scared, a marriage of not up to two years crashed, but I’m glad I left because if I had stayed back for what people will say, I will not be happy till today”.
Johnson-Okojie also asked if her estranged husband still communicates with her. Jegede revealed that they don’t communicate and he doesn’t ask about his son.
“Olakunle and I don’t talk now. He doesn’t call or talk to his son. It is funny how we once had a solid friendship aside from marriage, but I don’t know how it all went off the radar.
“The first time he publicly accepted his son was when he was five months old when I gave him an ultimatum that I would remove his surname once the boy turns 5.
“Thankfully, I had given him a compound name, Xavier Jegede-Fawole, and I threatened that I will remove the Fawole and leave Jegede since I am solely raising him.”
Jegede also added that her ex-husband does not celebrate their son on his birthdays and has never called to ask about his well-being.
“He doesn’t wish him a happy birthday on his birthday. He doesn’t call him to find out about his well-being. He just doesn’t care that he has a son somewhere.
“Your gift is in my hand yet you don’t care. You see, one moment I dreaded most is for my son 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 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 is embarrassing for me, but I’m waiting to see when he will show up or if he won’t till the boy turns 18”, she stated.
Yvonne and Olakunle got married in 2017 after a long-term relationship, but the marriage hit the rock in March 2018. Their son, Xavier, was born in November 2018.