Veteran Igbo Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has revealed that the marriage of his son, Yul, to his colleague Judy Austin came to him as a surprise.
Wonder9ja reports that the movie star made this known during an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, stating that the success of Yul’s marriage is due to May’s effort and credit.
According to Pete, he often does not interfere with issues regarding his five sons, and the sudden marriage was a similar situation when Yul contested for Anambra State gubernatorial election.
The thespian said he was unaware of Yul’s decision and had thought it was a movie production before someone brought it to his notice.
Pete Edochie added that Yul is the architect of his current marital crisis, and there is nothing they can do about it.
He said, “First of all, Yul is 41 and I really don’t interfere in his affairs, no. Suddenly we heard he’s picked up a second wife.
There is one thing you must know about me. I don’t lie, it’s not necessary. God created me so well, If I tell you this thing is black, it is black. You know, it’s like when he want everything to run for governor or something.
“When I saw his photograph, I thought it was a production they were doing. There was someone who called me and said do you know something? Yul is running for governor and I said he must be crazy, how? I never heard it.
“I have 5 sons, I don’t interfere with their lives you know. If they say daddy, so and so thing is happening, good, if they don’t tell me, I don’t bother. If they tell me, beautiful. We just heard it, and that’s it.
Yeah, we did, we did. There is something we always say in igbo: ‘if you go and pick up ant-infested faggots, it’s a direct invitation to the lizards, come to roast, right?’ So, here I am and that’s all.”
Speaking further, the veteran actor spoke highly of May’s character and intelligence, stating to a large extent, the success of Yul’s marriage was May’s efforts.
He said, “Mary is not just a daughter-in-law, I don’t want to say I love Mary more than the other wives of my sons. The love I have for Mary is so strong, why, the father and I were very close, and when we went for the traditional marriage right in their place, the kind of reception their people gave me, I will never forget. Mary is a girl I love to the marrow.
By the way, she is a wonderful person, Mary is a very brilliant girl, you may not know that she is a computer wizard and to a very large extent, the success of that marriage is Mary’s effort and credit.
“I just had my birthday and the message she put out was so endearing, A lot of people have been advising her wrongly if they can asunder the link between her and Yul. Most of the women advising her do not have good homes”