Timeline of actress' marriage troubles
A report claims that there was infidelity on both sides of Mercy Aigbe's marriage.
What might be news, are the details that led to the failure of her seven-year-old marriage to hotelier, Lanre Gentry, and domestic violence is the least of them.
After the 38-year-old actress shared a cryptic Instagram post on domestic violence on Friday, April 28, 2017, saying ‘Say no to domestic violence,’ many began to wonder if she suffered the same fate as many Nigerian women.
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It later came as no surprise when her husband shared a similarly cryptic message via his Instagram page saying, ‘Say no to promiscuous women,’ confirming that something was indeed wrong with their marriage.
NET reports that the couple's marriage was fraught with mutual infidelity, made worse by Gentry's financial crisis.
An anonymous source close to the family reportedly disclosed some details of the disturbed marriage.
"The marriage was destined to break. Mercy Aigbe has been promiscuous all through the marriage and this has caused a strain between them since the beginning.
"Some of us have always known that this would happen someday. A married woman cannot be sleeping about like that. A lot of people thought that after she remarried, she would have calmed down."
The source went on to add that the-mother-of two has maintained amorous relationships throughout the course of her marriage to Gentry.
"Where do you think she gets all her money from, movies? How much do Nigerian actresses make for their movie roles? If you compare it with their luxurious lifestyle, you’ll see that it doesn’t add up.
"Let me give you an example: for someone who likes to travel as much as she does, each trip she takes outside the country takes nothing less than N3million. Take a look at her Instagram posts. She always flies business class. The cheapest amount you can get a business class ticket to Dubai is N900,000. Don’t you see the pictures she posts online? Mr. Gentry simply does not have the funds to foot that bill multiple times a year."
The source also alleged that several politicians known for having actresses as their mistresses have Mercy Aigbe as one of them.
"These are the people that help Mercy maintain the facade of being an A-lister."
On the other end, the report states that Lanre Gentry also had extra-marital affairs. It claims that his hotel "Laveronique" was where he hung out with other women. The source also said that Mr. Gentry isn't having the best of times financially.
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"The man has a hotel where Lagos-based actors and actresses use to shoot their movies, but the business was mismanaged and nobody goes there anymore.
"As of now, he doesn’t have any business going on for him. How many wide-mouthed actresses can live with that type of hopelessness? The situation has gotten so bad that now Mercy can openly cavort with the politicians that have been on her case since.
"I’m sure that in no time, her shop in Omole will be shifted to Lekki as she has always dreamed of."
There also seems to be another woman in the picture- Opemititi, a graduate of Covenant University who is reportedly close to Mercy Aigbe.
NET claims the pair were so close and Aigbe even introduced her to her 'sugar daddies'.
Aigbe was later shocked to find out that Opemititi was allegedly sleeping with her husband. Within the last month, she stopped talking to Opemititi.
The final straw between Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry came when Gentry reportedly asked his actress wife to cook a special meal for him and his friends. Mercy Aigbe refused to do her husband's wish and a huge fight ensued. This time around she was done with alleged domestic violence in her marriage and began divorce proceedings.
After years of publicly displaying their love for one another, it might just seem their marriage is over. Aigbe is reportedly holed up in a Magodo apartment while Gentry considers his options in the divorce proceedings
Pulse has reached out to Mercy Aigbe's representative to comment on the story but no statement has been made yet.
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