After a prolonged silence, popular actress, Ireti Doyle has, for the first time, opened up on her divorce with movie producer and actor, Patrick Doyle.
Gists of the once-celebrated couple’s separation had circulated in the grapevine for a while now – and the 55 year old has now laid it bare.
Speaking in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the proud mom and grandmother said: “We are officially divorced”.
According to her, she had been separated from Patrick for five years.
She added that getting into the marriage 29 years ago (at 26) was a mistake – as well as her choice of man.
Speaking further, Ireti corrected the general impression that she had her first child at 17.
The beautiful thespian revealed that she actually did at 19 – and that at the time, she had no business with marriage.
She said: “The truth of the matter is that I had no business being married at that time, talk less of… let’s not even go to the choice of who I got married to.”
Ireti and Patrick Doyle got married in 2004 and have six children together but lost one to sickle cell in 1999.
In 2017, Ireti moved out of the house after an undisclosed dispute with her husband.
Two years after, Patrick Doyle took to social media to publicly apologise to his wife after admitting he was the one who screwed up their relationship.