“I rely On Your Prayers”, Begs Funke Akindele As Actress Hangs On Fans As Marriage Breaks Down

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“She hereby urges her fans and all concerned to pray and wish her the best as she moves on in her career. Kindly note that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected.”… Funke’s Publicist

Funke-Akindele_hubbyNollywood actress and  GLO Telecoms ambassador, ‘Jenefa’ Funke Akindele has owned up after strict denial that her marriage had hit the rock.

Apparently scared of the implication and the shame of being tagged as holding on record a failed marriage, Funke had shamefully denied the rumor and even threatened to sue a newspaper company that rumored about her separation from Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede and the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage.

 Funke, reacting to the news which first broke out through a Facebook message hit back through a  text message had said: “I read in the newspaper yesterday that I am divorced. What proof do you have? And I am taking this to court because my marriage is intact. You guys are rumored mongers. Funke Akindele Oloyede.”

Funke’s statement would have been taken seriously by her numerous fans who would rather take her reaction more serious than the real story as it broke. The popular actress later owned up, burying her pride to confirm what many admirers had feared for; that her marriage had broken down.

“On behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife. She hereby urges her fans and all concerned to pray and wish her the best as she moves on in her career.

“ Kindly note that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected.” her publicist, Ayo  Ola-Mohammed dropped the bombshell, confirming that the unexpected had occurred.

Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede and Funke were all celebration as they wedded last yuear May and both were so proud to the extent that the marriage was conducted in the public glare.

Kehinde, son of former Iyaloja of Oshodi Market, also docking from attending shame and embarrassment  had claimed that his Facebook account was hacked and that the hackers were responsible for the divorce message posted on his wall on Monday. To back up his tale, he deleted his old account and set up a new account on Thursday. But before the old account disappeared on Facebook, the divorce message had been removed, indicating that he had been a bit economical with facts about the Facebook hacking claims.

The divorce message on his former account wall said, “It’s with heavy heart that am announcing the separation of me and ma wife Mrs Olufunke Akindele, we’ve both agreed to go our separate ways coz of irreconcilable differences. We still best of friends and we 4ever remain gud friends.”

A further message posted by Funke’s husband on the same thread of posts on the Facebook however exposed the extent of the bitterness that the marriage  had encountered prior to the breakdown. Kehinde had posted: “I am doing just fine, gettn (getting) along without u (you), I don’t need u (you) anymore in ma life. u d greatest mistake av (I have) made in recent time.”

The message was however deleted from his Facebook wall due to the attending reactions.

However, reacting to a newspaper report which had got the marriage breakdown hint and flashed it on  newspaper, Funke reacted via a text message: “I read in the newspaper yesterday that I am divorced. What proof do you have? And I am taking this to court because my marriage is intact. You guys are rumour mongers. Funke Akindele Oloyede.”

Funke’s statement would have been a big relief to her fans but not anymore. Some people claimed that she got married to Kenny, primarily because of his large bank account. However, Life and Beat gathered from reliable sources that the reverse was the case.

According to Funke’s colleague and friend, who didn’t want her name mentioned in print, the actress more or less, “bankrolled” the society wedding she had just over a year ago which was held in Lagos in May 2012, a claim indicative of the fact that she was the one that actually leading the relationship driver’s seat.

The source claimed that Akindele married for love and more so, was happy she could finally settle down after she allegedly broke up with her former boyfriend, Femi Adebayo, using the new love as a spite against Femi.

Prior to the current development,  Funke and Kehinde  were said to be jointly building a mansion somewhere in Ikeja which they have already completed ‘

Mrs. Ayo Mohammed, confirmed that Funke’s mind has been made and that she is currently moving on with life.

“She is presently in Enugu on a location,” she said.

Meanwhile, Funke has been quoted as suing for a quiet divorce after she had made up her mind that broken down marriage remain irretrievable.

Funke AkindeleOFFICIAL STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF FUNKE AKINDELE CONCERNING THE STATE OF HER MARRIAGE:

Dear Friends,

On behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife. She hereby urges her fans and all concerned to pray and wish her the best as she moves on in her career. Kindly note that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected. Thank you.
Sincerely yours,

Ayo Ola- Muhammed,