Months after announcing that he has taken a second wife and welcomed a son with her, Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has tendered an apology to his first wife, May.
In April, Yul, 40, introduced his son, Star Dike Munachimso, from his second wife and colleague, Judy Muoghalu, sparking controversy.
Yul married his first wife, May, at 22, in 2004, after dating for six years.
The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary in October 2021.
In June, the actor explained why he took another wife.
The actor said he has been receiving calls and messages from fans worldwide since the controversy in his marriage broke out.
Yul, who started his acting career 17 years ago, said his fans, family and colleagues deserve to know why he married a second wife.
In the video, the father-of-four said he married a second wife because he could not let go of his colleague-turned-wife.
According to him, a man can love two women.
Despite the backlash he received for the seeming betrayal of his wife of 18 years, the actor insisted that there is nothing wrong with polygamy.
However, in a turn of events, Yul apologized to his first wife, May, on Wednesday.
In an Instagram post, the actor and son of veteran actor Pete Edochie took responsibility for his actions.
According to him, he didn’t go the polygamy route to disrespect her, nor did it replace her because he would.
“To my dear wife, Queen May Yul-Edochie. I acknowledge that I hurt you deeply, and I’ve apologized to you, countless times. I take the blame for my actions.
“I agree with you that polygamy shouldn’t be forced on anyone. I don’t remember you bargaining for it from the beginning, and neither did I. But I guess life happens. You already know the whole story. I didn’t disrespect you; I didn’t do it to replace you, nor because I do not love you anymore, no. I have always loved you and always will.”