At Last Segun Ogungbe, Speaks On Why He Married Two Best Friends

Since his marriage to Omowunmi Ajiboye in 2015, Segun Ogungbe has never enjoyed a positive press—He has continually been lambasted for marrying his wife’s best friend.

Segun, Atinuke(middle) and Omowunmi celebrating

This was revealed by ‘one of his friends’ on social media and that stuck!
But after the photos of the Nollywood actor and his two wives celebrating his birthday last week, tongues continued to wag on how he married an actress Omowunmi aka Awoko Aliyah.
In an interview with Saturday PUNCH, Segun Ogungbe opened up. He denied ever marrying two best friends.
The actor cum producer explained:
“I read the stories online and there were different versions but the truth is that I did not impregnate my wife’s best friend. It is all rumour. The lady in question was not even part of my theatre group; neither was she a part of my drama school. She had been my girlfriend for a very long time even before we finally got married.
“What actually happened was that there was a lady who wanted to marry me a long time while ago and I made her realise that as of that time I could not have two wives. She is not into entertainment at all and I would not want to mention names. Eventually, I got together with my second wife and when she got pregnant and we eventually got married, the lady was very mad at me. She was the one that went on her Facebook wall to spread the false news that I got my first wife’s best friend pregnant. She was the one that framed me simply because I did not want to marry her back then. Sadly, people are quick to believe news like this without confirming the truth. No blogger reached out to me before they picked the news from her Facebook page and that is the rumour being peddled against me till date. No one would believe the truth till they hear from me but no one reached out to me and how many people would I begin to explain what really transpired.”
When asked why he kept quiet or refused to sue the said lady, the filmmaker simply said that he felt his silence would be golden.
“I did not respond to the news initially because I believe everyone has the freedom of speech, more so, I thought that if I had spoken out, it would prolong the matter and I just wanted it to end. I did not do anything bad; she was the one that framed me in such a way that I would look bad in the public eyes. I also did not know who to reach out to for them to tell my side of the story and you know how this industry is. If I say a word to the wrong person, they could easily twist my words and make matters worse. That is why I decided to keep quiet. My wives did not know each other before I got married,” he said.
He claimed to have a peaceful home despite online rumours that his wives had once been at loggerheads.

He said, “I have a peaceful household. God has blessed me with wives that understand each other. It is only God that can help a man have a peaceful home.”

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