Recently, Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde had reportedly disclosed during an interview with Vanguard that she had been tempted to cheat on her husband several times by men she trusted as friends.
A report, which the actress had denied via social media after the news went viral.
“For the records... I have not granted any interviews to Vanguard Newspaper in years ... Thanks anyway. #[email protected],” Omotola tweeted.
However, the story has taken a new turn, as the publisher, Vanguard, has responded that the story was absolutely true, and even disclosed Omotola’s husband response during the interview.
According to Vanguard, the interview was done by Ekerete Udoh for his New York-based newspaper, The Diasporan Star, in December 2009.
Ekerete Udoh disclosed how he had been granted several interviews by the Nollywood actress and in one of such, her husband Mr. Ekeinde had joined the discussion.
“My brother, I am very proud of my wife’s accomplishments and I join other well-wishers and millions of her fans to toast her success. I’m a little surprised that instead of Nigerians celebrating her appearance at the Grammys and her being the first Nollywood star to walk the red carpet, they are busy spreading tales and rumours that do not exist."
"’The key thing is that my wife respects her marital status, and in our 15-year-marriage, she has been the best woman any man could aspire to have. In spite of her stardom, at home, she is my wife. She cooks for me, takes care of the home and, above all, is a great mother to our lovely children," he said.
Now that Sunday Vanguard columnist, Ekerete Udoh, has decided to set the record straight by revealing more aspects of the story, the public is patiently waiting for Omotola’s response.
But who exactly is playing games here, Omotola or the columnist?