Touchaheart reported earlier that Yul Edochie, a prominent Nollywood actor, has announced the birth of a son with his second wife, Judy Austin, who is also a Nigerian actress.
The Nollywood actor made the revelation on his Instagram page on Wednesday, where he uploaded photos of himself and his newborn kid, according to this online news outlet.
He went on to say that he adores the child as much as he adored his first four children, which he had with his first wife, May.
Edochie wrote, “It’s time for the world to meet my son. His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE. Born by my second wife, Judy Austin. And I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children.”
In the comment session, Yul’s first wife, May, wrote, “May God judge you both.”
The 40-year-old actor and his wife, May, had marked their 17th wedding anniversary in October 2021.
Yul, the youngest child of legendary Nigerian actor Pete Edochie, wedded his bride at the tender age of 22 after six years of dating. A year after his marriage, he followed in his father’s footsteps and debuted in the film industry.
However, Yul Edochie’s father, Pete Edochie, appears to be unhappy with his son, as he has reportedly barred Judy Austin, his son’s newly found second wife, from entering his home.
As reactions continue to trail Yul Edochie’s announcement of a second wife with his new son, his father Pete Edochie has given an ultimatum, saying: “I want the whole world and Nigerians to understand that as an Igbo man, I never support my son actions and as a statesman, I only Recognized his first wife as the only authenticated wife of my son, the rest is banished from entering my household.”
Pete responded to the controversy by stating that marrying two women does not make someone a man.
Edochie, who officially sponsored his son, Yul, for the presidency of Nigeria in 2023, remarked that marrying another woman merely shows that one is willing to suffer and cause confusion among his generation.
After having four children with his first wife, the experienced actor focused his thoughts on Yul’s second wife and son, whom he was unaware of.
Pete Edochie reportedly lamented that: “right from when Yul was still a child, he never listened to him. “I’m not shocked that he has a son without my knowledge. A child that doesn’t listen to his father end up cutting his or her life span short.”