Five days later actor Yul Edochie he publicly apologized he has taken heat from his first wife, May, for marrying his colleague Judy Austin.
On Sunday, in an Instagram post, the actor called himself an unapologetic polygamist.
Mr. Edochie, also a politician, quoted the book of Exodus 21 vs 10, stating that the bible supports polygamy.
Exodus 21 is a biblical chapter that deals with the laws regarding slaves.
The New Living Translation version of the Bible reads: “If a man who has married a slave wife takes another wife for himself, he must not reject the first wife’s rights to food, clothing, and sexual intimacy.”
The actress stated that polygamy is her destiny.
Yule, 40, said she didn’t go down the path of polygamy to be disrespectful, or to replace it.
In the message, he admitted that he had hurt her a lot, taking the blame for his actions.
In response to her message on Friday, May said she believes mistakes are a significant part of human existence, but it’s our response to those mistakes that counts.
Drawing a line between forgiveness and righting a wrong, he declared that forgiveness is the highest and most beautiful form of love for him.
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Therefore, the ability to forgive past, present and future mistakes on the matter is for the sake of my mental health and inner peace.
“I decided to hold on to love. Hate is too much of a burden to bear. I’m still not able to do it for anyone, let alone the father of my children,” he said.
Taking a Stand
The mother of four said that anyone could choose to practice polygamy, but one could never be forced to accept what was negotiated.
“To confirm my positions, I will not be tricked into accepting polygamy, which goes against my beliefs, faith and values.
“I will not be counted in an 18-year Catholic marriage in a home we began to build with love, faith, tears, hope and prayer,” he wrote.
He also vehemently urged the actor to put an end to the ongoing “spectacle” on social media where children are being raised, if not necessarily.
“Let’s prevent our lovely children from all drama series that can directly or indirectly cause harm to their peers.
“May God, in His infinite mercy and compassion, guide us all in the right direction,” he added.
In July, May explained how He fell into depression when the husband married a second wife.
In a clip posted on her Instagram, May said that despite her struggles with depression; he chose to receive the “pieces of his broken world”.
It was the first time the reserved businessman spoke openly about her husband’s decision to marry a second wife.
He said: “Depression is specific, and there are different stages of depression. Instead of being depressed, I decided to pick up pieces of my beautiful world.
“A wonderful world. Suddenly the amazing world was shattered. That suddenly fell apart. Instead of being depressed, I decided to pick up the pieces and try to move on.”
He stated that it was not easy, although he appears happy and strong.
In April, Mr. Edochie introduced his son, Star Dike Munachimso, to his second wife and colleague, Judy Muoghalu, sparking controversy.
Yul married his first wife, May, aged 22 in 2004, after dating for six years.
The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary in October 2021.
The actor explained in June why did he take another wife
The actor said that he has been receiving calls and messages from fans all over the world since the controversy surrounding his marriage.
Yul, who started his acting career 17 years ago, said his fans, family and colleagues deserve to know why he married his second wife.
In the video, the father of four said he married his second wife because he couldn’t leave his co-worker-turned-wife.
According to him, one man can love two women.
Despite the backlash he received for allegedly cheating on his wife of 18 years, the actor insisted there is nothing wrong with polygamy.
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