We’re barely done digesting the Tonto Dikeh and Chief Churchill drama yet the industry that keeps producing acrimonious divorces has another one on the way.
Mercy Aigbe and her husband, Lanre Gentry, are going through a rough patch and it’s already gotten so ugly.
The actress claimed her husband had been domestically abusing her and in response, Lanre granted an interview in which he laid down his own allegations.
Speaking to BON, he claimed Aigbe is mentally unstable, and that he has caught her commuting adultery on numerous occasions.
“Mercy has mental issues and i am the one who knows how many places we’ve been to so she can remain stable. I have papers to prove these.” he said in the damaging interview.
He added that he also caught her in bed with another man and when he called her out on it, she had a lame explanation.
“When I challenged my wife (about the adultery), she said she only wanted to collect money from him – a married woman!!! But I discovered that it was the same man that paid for the Magodo house she just moved in to, which I also found out had been rented over a month ago.” he said.
He added: “I understand Mercy’s antics too well. All she wants is to move out of my house and be free to live the life of a single woman. What I have tolerated from her all these years, no man can tolerate from any woman. I worship Mercy and I have deposited N8m at Benefit Motors to buy her a N16m Range Rover ENVOGUE for her 40th birthday. I have also paid N1.2m for a hall opposite Sheraton Hotel to celebrate her big but she has her eyes on other things.”
But in her own response on social media, the actress denied everything and gave her own version of events.
“Dear Lanre Gentry, It breaks my heart that I have to do this but as it is you have left me with no choice. I had sleepless night because I just couldn’t comprehend why someone I loved, someone with whom I have a child will be hell bent on destroying me, I just cannot comprehend it.
“I read with tears in my eyes all the LIES you fabricated against me, LIES you feel will justify your inhumane act, LIES you feel will gain you public sympathy and LIES calculated to bring my person to public opprobrium.”
“You claim, I am Mentally Unstable (2) That you have caught me with different men (3) That I do not take care of my parents (4) That a man rented an apartment for me. LIES all LIES. Dear hubby I challenge you to back on your claims with PROOF! Hmmmm Lanre you forget quickly!, you forget how I have labored and stood by you all these years, even though all what I was getting from you was constant beating, harassment, threat to my life and threat to destroying my image if I dare leave you. You must PROVE all your allegations otherwise God knows I am going to add another lawsuit to the one on ground! Although my Team has been pleading with me to stay silent all these while, but I have come to realise that you want to ride on my keeping mum.”