Most of the women advising May Edochie, the first wife of actor Yul, have unhappy homes, his father-in-law Pete Edochie has said.
He spoke with media personality, Chude Jideonwo in an exclusive interview.
It was the first time he was speaking public on the marital crisis between Yul, his youngest son, and his wife.
Since April 2022, Yul has been in the eye of the storm, making headlines on several social media platforms over his decision to take a second wife after 18 years with May, with whom he shares three children following the death of their first son in March 2023.
Baring his thought on his son’s second marriage, the veteran act said it came to them as a surprise as the entire family had no inkling about it.
He indicated as with his other sons, he doesn’t interfere in Yul’s affairs, chipping in an Igbo adage depicting the consequence of his supposed protégé’s action.
“First of all, Yul is 41 and I don’t interfere in his affairs, no.
“Suddenly, we heard he’s picked up a second wife. Yeah, we did, we did.
“There is something we always say in Igbo: ‘If you go and pick up ant-infested firewood, it’s a direct invitation to the lizards to come to roost, right?’ So, here I am and that’s all.”
Drifting off Yul to his first wife who he fondly called Mary, the Edochie patriarch had only praises for her.
He stated Mary unknown to many is a computer guru, an exceptionally brilliant lady.
The septuagenarian also attributed a large part of the Yul Edochie family’s success to her but was dampened that with the current crisis in their marriage, it was difficult convincing her he wasn’t a party to his decision.
Ebubedike as he’s fondly called continued: “Mary is not just a daughter-in-law. I don’t want to say that I love Mary more than the other wives of my sons but the love I have for Mary is so strong, why? The father and I were very close.