“I actually thought I was going to die” – Mercy Aigbe Opens up in New Interview WATCH
In this interview with Broadway Africa TV, Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe opens up about her marriage, the emotional and physical abuse allegedly brought about by her estranged husband Lanre Gentry and a whole lot more.
Actress bares it all on abusive relationship and sad marriage (Video)
Mercy Aigbe has opened a can of worms that trailed her seven years marriage with Lanre Gentry.
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has opened up on her abusive relationship and sad marriage.
The popular Yoruba star in an interview with Broadway TV opened up on the details of the scandal that has trailed her and her husband, Lanre Gentry, for the past few weeks.
Mercy revealed that her husband once became furious and started to beat her in the presence of everybody.
She said, “Immediately, I opened the door, he kept beating me. I was begging him and asking why he was beating me. He said he would destroy my face such that no makeup would fix it and destroy my career.
He was acting like someone who was possessed. I told him “Lanre, mo ma bi mo fun e” (translated as “I have a child for you).”
Mercy and her hubby started having issues many years back but it became a pubic discourse barely two weeks ago.
Domestic Violence: Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Lanre Gentry, to spend seventh night in prison.
Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, is still in Kirikiri prison, one week after he was docked for domestic violence charges.
The efforts of his lawyers and friends to ensure that he regains his freedom on Monday was shattered. This was because all the magistrates in Lagos attended a state-wide conference and none of them was available to attend to his bail application.
Consequently, Asiwaju Gentry, as he is popularly called, will spend his seventh night in prison.
His team, however, hopes that all goes well so he can return home on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Mercy has become an advocate for the Lagos State Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team. She appreciated the Lagos State commissioner for women affairs and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in a series of Instagram posts on Monday.
Mrs. Akande was said to have handed over the case to the state Ministry of Justice. Despite the explanations given by Mr. Gentry that the pictures of the actress’ bruised face were behind-the-scene images from a movie set, the actress has secured a restraining order against him.
Mr. Gentry has been ordered by a court not to come within one mile of Mercy Aigbe’s location at all times.
The couple was married for seven years and the union produced a son. While it is Mercy’s second marriage, it is her husband’s third marriage