Nollywood actress, Ireti Doyle has finally confirmed her divorce from her husband, Patrick Doyle.
The veteran actress spoke out for the first time on her divorce in an interview with Media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
Ireti affirmed that she and her husband of over two decades are officially divorced. “we are officially divorced”, she said
Delving into her life’s journey, the actress corrected the false impression that she had her first child at 17, rather she stated that she was 19.
Speaking on how she suffered physical and domestic violence as a teen, Ireti Doyle affirmed that she had no business getting married at the time she did, not to talk of who she chose to get married to.
“The truth of the matter is that I had no business being married at that time talk less of… let’s not even go to the choice of who I got married to,” she stated
years back that Patrick Doyle and Ireti Doyle were separated.
With over two decades of marriage, a source close to Patrick and Ireti, hinted they are no longer living together.
The Tinsel star, Iretiola, had since moved into a new apartment in
Anthony Village area of Lagos, living far away from her veteran
broadcaster and actor husband and children.
The estranged couple didn’t address the issue due to the fact
that they were taking respectful and loving space at this painful time.
Their marriage had been on the rocks for a while and they stopped having shared interests.
Patrick and Ireti have not been stepping out together, a development
strangely observed by many fans and media. When asked why they have not
spotted together in recent time, Ireti, said:
“We are both busy people and you find that, in any one given weekend,
we’ve both been invited to three or four different events where all
three or four people are expecting to see us so we play it smart, we
share it; if you’ve seen one you’ve seen the other.”
While the reason for their break-up is still unclear, source said
Patrick and Ireti ended their relationship after thoughtful
consideration and chose to remain friends.
Ireti and Patrick married over two decades ago, shortly after his
first wife passed on. Both met on the set of a movie, shared six
children, and lost a one to a sickle cell in 1999. Ireti’s first
daughter, Bimbo from a previous romance got married in July 2014.
It is not yet known if the one time Nollywood’s top celebrity couple would file for divorce.