The first wife of actor Yul Edochie, May, has allegedly begun divorce proceedings against her estranged husband. Naija News understands that May’s counsel visited a court today, July 10, to submit a petition for the dissolution of her 18-year-old marriage to the actor. According to insiders, Yul has refused to be served with the originating summons.
The bereaved mother stormed the courtroom days after paying her late son, Kambili, a tribute on social media. Before the death of her son, May and Yul had been at loggerheads over his decision to take his colleague, Judy Austin, as a second wife and also welcome a son with her.
In April 2022, Yul announced he had welcomed a son with Judy and that she was now his second wife. May, who never hid her disapproval of her husband’s union with Judy, released a statement in September 2022, stating that no one should be compelled to accept polygamy as it is a choice.
She stressed that some religions and traditions allow polygamy and that she has nothing against it, but that as a person, she will not be numbered or cajoled into accepting a practice that does not align with her faith and family values.
In recent times, Yul has been widely criticized on social media for what many have described as ‘moving on so fast’ after the death of his first son, Kambilichukwu, who died suddenly in March. Some Nigerians have argued that the videos of him and Judy having great times together that he frequently shares online suggest he has moved on. They argue he has not mourned his son enough for him to be posting such ‘happy videos’ of himself and Judy.