Lanre Gentry, estranged husband of Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, has in an interview with Punch said him and his wife are “not fighting.”
Gentry and Mercy Aigbe had made news headlines in 2017 after the actress accused him of domestic violence.
Mercy Aigbe had changed her name on social media, letting go of her husband’s name and campaigning against domestic violence.
While it is unclear if the two are back together, Gentry has said him and Mercy Aigbe “talk every day.”
Gentry had on Mercy Aigbe’s birthday wished her a good one on his Instagram, writing:
Today you are @40 even though we are fighting I still say happy birthday to you because you are still my wife and my children mother as I use to call you ones again happy birthday to you Mercy Aigbe Gentry. Long life and God bless you.
Gentry, in his interview with Punch, said the “fighting” he referenced in his birthday wishes was “normal lovers’ quarrel.”
He explained that the reason he was absent at her birthday party was he had traveled to Dubai.
He said that although he was not in the country, he sent her gifts and a birthday cake. He said:
Mercy and I are not fighting. We talk every day. I know that in the birthday wish I sent to her via Instagram, I wrote that we are still fighting but what I actually meant was not a real fight but the normal lovers’ quarrel. I am a very peaceful person and I don’t like fighting, most times, I compare myself to water which has no enemy.
The main reason I was not at her birthday party was that I was not in Nigeria on that day. I travelled to Dubai and I returned on Wednesday. Despite the fact that I was not in the country, I bought her a birthday cake and other gifts I would not want to mention because it is an issue between husband and wife.
Mercy follows me on Instagram, so, I was surprised that the news went round that she is following me again. If she had ‘unfollowed’ me before, there was no way I would have noticed because I have a lot of followers on Instagram.