May Yul-Edochie, entrepreneur and wife to Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has taken a stance against her husband’s second marriage.
The mother of four took to her Instagram page on Thursday to state that while she understands Polygamy as a valid choice for individuals, it does not align with her faith and “family values.”
May also said she would not be “numbered as a wife”, or “cajoled” into the polygamous lifestyle that her husband, Yul, has chosen.
“The ability to accept or tolerate challenges and problems in life is a virtue, and should not be misconstrued. There is no point making an already bad situation worse, hence the need to remain calm is crucial.
“I understand that we all have our weaknesses and limitations as humans, and I personally believe everyone deserves an opportunity to make things right when they stray… Forgiveness is divine.
“Beyond all the unnecessary facades, Polygamy is a life choice and no one should be compelled to accept it. It is something I think all parties involved should embrace willingly, and it’s okay for anyone who chooses it. Some religions traditions allow polygamy and I have nothing against it.
“However, I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I will not be NUMBERED as a wife or be cajoled to accept a practice that does not align with my faith and family values,” she wrote in the post.
May’s remarks come days after her birthday ceremony which was attended by her husband. During the ceremony, Yul went up to his wife on stage where he hugged and showered praises on her.
While the actor eulogised his wife, a member of the audience exclaimed, “what God has joined together,” to which Yul promptly responded, “let no man put asunder.”
The actor caused a social media storm in April after announcing his second marriage to his colleague, Judy Austin, as well as the birth of their son.