In a new clip from veteran actor Pete Edochie’s interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Edochie has hailed his son, Yul’s first wife May, for her contribution to the success of their marriage.
Edochie, in this latest clip shared Saturday, first touched on his son’s second marriage stating he was unaware Yul had taken a second wife.
“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.”Edochie continued, noting that the news of Yul’s second marriage came as a surprise to him.
“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.”
On the rift between Yul and his first wife, May, Edochie said:”Mary (sic) 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.
“Yes and when we went for the traditional marriage rites in their place, the kind of reception their people gave me, I will never forget. Mary is a girl I love to the marrow, by the way, she is a wonderful person. Mary is a very very brilliant girl. You may not know that.”Mary is a computer wizard, that lady you’re looking at right, and, to a very large extent, the success of that home is to Mary’s credit, yeah. But again, you know things like this happen and it’s so difficult to convince her that you’re not part of it.
“You know Mary is a wonderful person. I just had my 76th birthday and the message she put out was so endearing. Mary is a wonderful woman. “A lot of people have been advising her wrongly, you know, trying to see if they can put asunder the link between herself and her husband. Most of these women who are advising her that way don’t have good homes, they don’t.”
Yul shocked many in 2022 when he announced he had taken a second wife, actress Judy Austin, and welcomed a son, Star Dike Edochie, with her.