Few weeks ago, Mercy Aigbe initially said that her husband, Lanre Gentry didn’t beat her but later came out to say that he beat her regularly. The Nollywood actress has refused to back down after exposing him as a wife beater.
Mercy said that in the midst of all this crisis, she have never granted any interview and she have never for once come out to say her husband didn’t beat her. It was in 2013 that she had an interview and it was to address the news that went viral then that her husband beat her.
“I stayed because I wanted a home. Besides, I loved him and whenever he beat me, he would beg and get family and friends to plead with me. He always promised to change but he never did. I prayed, fasted and hoped that he would change but he never did. My husband is a violent person and whenever he gets angry, he gets physical so it is not just about me. He has actually beaten a maid of mine, Oluchi, before. I was out of the country when this happened and the girl got the police to arrest him.
She added “That is the kind of person he is. Aside the fact that I wanted a home, I stayed because of my children. I didn’t want to be moving from one man to the other and a lot of people look up to me as a role model. They respected me because I was married and I didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people. Some people would probably say I am a fool to have endured everything but God sees my heart that I just wanted a home. A lot of people think that actors do not want to stay married but it wasn’t easy for me to walk away.”