Our Reporter, Abuja
Whereas popular actor, Yul Edochie, thinks he had made his best decision ever in taking a second wife, his family members, seem to have a different opinion by distancing themselves from his action.
After publicly announcing the news of his marriage to his second wife, Judy Austin Muoghalu, another Nollywood actress, via a viral post on Instagram, the popular actor has received backlash from fans and other commentators.
Following the negative comments generated by the news that he had taken a second wife, the actor has maintained that marrying a second wife was one of the best decisions he has ever made in life.
While speaking with comedian Kasboi during an online interview, Yul Edochie described marrying a new wife as the best decision he has ever made in his life.
He said that he has always known that a day like this would come someday, adding that he didn’t need to seek his first wife’s permission to marry a new wife.
According to him, the woman who doesn’t respect you will not respect you. And the one who loves you and respects you will be with you forever.
However, his first wife, Mary, was not impressed by Yul’s post on his second wife and quickly expressed her disappointment saying, “May God judge you both.”
Reacting to the development on his Instagram page yesterday, Yul’s elder brother, Uche, disclosed that his family did not support Yul Edochie’s decision, saying they were rather shocked.
He said, Yul was advised against the marriage, but he did not heed their advice.
“So, my younger brother, Yul Edochie, just married a second wife out of the blues and Nigerians are freaking out. I get it. We are all shocked. I am a low-key type of guy and I have tried to mind my own business, but this circus is chasing me around too. So, here is my take.
“I see two main problems here. His first wife, Mary, a wonderful woman and my sister-in-law did not go into a relationship with my brother agreeing to be part of a polygamous marriage. That’s the first problem. So, I feel for Mary. It is not fair on her. My family is not in support. This is not what we do, and we are trying our best to console Mary. What else can we do?
“The second issue is that Yul is not a Muslim. If he was a Muslim, no one will be talking about this. Muslims marry as many wives as they want, and nobody says anything. Traditional rulers and traditionalists of sorts do the same thing too and the Nigerian constitution recognizes polygamy as a legal marital union. Maybe we should burn that bloody constitution.
“We told Yul not to do it. He did it anyway. Have you ever tried controlling an adult when it comes to relationships? Good luck with that,” Uche said.
He further observed that “Yul is an adult who feels marrying a second woman is the best way to own up to his mistakes and make things right. It took a lot of courage for him to do this too. A Muslim marries two or more wives, and his people throw a party. Totally normal. A Christian does the same thing, and he is the worst human being alive. It is tough.
“Women throw themselves at famous people so bad that it is suffocating. If the average person walks in Yul’s shoes for one year, they will get five or more women pregnant. So, don’t be quick to judge if you have not lived that life. Most people will do worse. So, this is Yul’s new baby with his new wife. Beautiful boy. Children are gifts from God. It is the circumstances of their birth that get us all riled up about what’s right and wrong. I wish them all luck,” Uche wrote on IG.
Yul Edochie and his first wife, May Aligwe, have been married for 16 years. The marriage has produced four children; three boys and a daughter.