“My son’s father is a deadbeat one” – Yvonne Jegede spills on challenges of being a single mum

Yvonne Jegede, an actress, has said that her ex-husband, Olakunle Fawole, is a deadbeat father who has showed no support or interest in the life of their son, Xavier, who turned four weeks ago.

In a recent interview with Mercy Johnson on her culinary program, Yvonne Jegede said that Olakunle Fawole only came to visit the kid once after she gave him an ultimatum to remove his surname.

Going down memory lane on how they fell in love, Yvonne Jegede disclosed that he was an amazing friend but their marriage just didn’t work out.

“First I was scared, the marriage of not up to two years crashed, but I’m glad I left because if I had stayed back for what people will say, I will not be happy today.

Olakunle and I don’t talk now, he doesn’t call or talk to his son. It is funny how we once had a solid friendship aside from the marriage but I don’t know how it all went off the radar.

The first time he publicly accepted the son when he was 5 months old was when I gave him an ultimatum that I will remove his surname once the boy turns 5.

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Thankfully, I had given him a compound name, Xavier Jegede Fawole, and I threatened that I will remove the Fawole and leave just the Jegede since I am solely raising him up.


That was what made him come then to carry the son when he was 5 months old, took photos and posted them on social media and since then no show. “Screenshot 2022 12 05 14.59.54.png

Yvonne Jegede further revealed that “He doesn’t wish him a happy birthday on his birthdays. He doesn’t call him to ask about his well-being, he just doesn’t care that he has a son somewhere.

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“Your gift is in my hand yet you don’t care. You see, one moment I dreaded the most is for my child to wake up one day and ask where is my father and it has started happening.

One day when he asked, I had to send messages to his siblings to ask him to come and check up on him but it yielded no result.

It was so bad that my father had to represent my son at school for a father’s day event they recently had, it was embarrassing for me but I’m waiting to see when he will show up or if he wouldn’t till the boy turns 18.

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Creebhills recalls that Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede and her one-year-old marriage to Olakunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole crashed. in 2019.

Abounce, who is the son of a late actress, Bukky Ajayi, married Yvonne at a simple but classy wedding ceremony in Lagos in February 2018.

Separation rumors began trailing their marriage some weeks back after reports surfaced that Yvonne had moved out of her husband’s house, three months after she got pregnant with her son.

The couple met 15 years ago on the set of Tade Ogidan’s popular drama serial, ‘Behind the Seige’.

Yvonne rose to prominence after she made a cameo appearance in 2Face Idibia’s award-winning music video, ‘African Queen’ alongside Annie Macaulay in 2004.

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