Hermes Iyele, the Big Brother Naija reality star, has defended his colleague, Chichi.
He said Season 7 winner, Josephine Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, lied that Chichi abandoned her husband and children.
Hermes, who made this known in a video also apologized for laughing while Phyna and Chichi were involved in a heated exchange.
Watch video below:
Hermes has cleared the air about his reason for laughing whilst the Phyna and Chichi exchange was happening.
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Recall that Phyna had, during the reunion show on Thursday, said Chichi abandoned her husband and children in Benin, which led to the death of one of the children.
But Hermes said Chichi had told him that the viral picture that fueled the rumour was that of her uncle and children.
“First of all, I want to apologize for how the entire thing is misconstrued. I had a conversation with Chichi, and she told me that man is her uncle. She went to visit, and he took that picture.
”I asked why she didn’t tell her uncle to put out a disclaimer, and she said it will put them in a difficult situation because it was already difficult for them and her family members.
”I know for a fact that no one went out there to confirm anything. I was literally laughing at the impossibility of the entire situation. I was laughing because none of it was a fact,” he said.