Mercy Aigbe and her husband Lanre Gentry
Mercy Aigbe’s marriage was far from being perfect as being portrayed by photos she posted on social media following interesting revelations by her former staff. Mercy’s ex-staff revealed that Mercy had a tumultous relationship with her husband, Lanre Gentry.
The source revealed that the couple were fond of quarreling in the open.
According to information gathered by Punch, a source who once worked with Mercy at her Mag Divas Boutique, located at Omole, Lagos disclosed that the actress and her husband Lanre Gentry often had quarrels in the boutique.
“Their marriage has always been a ‘strange’ one. On some days, they could come in laughing together and act all lovey-dovey and on some other days, they’d enter the shop arguing and cursing each other at the top of their voices.
“There have been several times that aunty Mercy and her husband came into the shop arguing at the top of their voices. There was a particular day that the argument was so heated that we thought the situation was going to degenerate badly. They continued shouting even as they went into Mercy’s office. However, they emerged some time later full of smiles and kissing each other. We, the staff, were really surprised and the incident strengthened our resolve not to interfere in their squabbles as they could be unpredictable,” the former staff of Mag Divas said.
Recalling another incident of intense anger between the couple, our source said, “The last scene I witnessed of them was when her husband came into the shop shouting. He accused Mercy of not giving him enough attention. He also complained that she doesn’t always cook for him and their children but prefers going to parties.”
It would be recalled that the husband had maintained last wee that Mercy has some type of mental illness. “I don’t want to say anything more about my marriage for now. When it is the right time, everyone will know the truth. Mercy has mental illness and I have taken her to several places all in a bid to get a cure. Right now, I have been prevailed on not to say anything again,” he said.
Lanre also claimed that the pictures of Mercy’s bruised face were taken on a movie set and she was only playing a game.
In a swift reaction, Mercy stated that her team had advised her to remain silent but she may be ‘forced’ to spill the beans on what actually happened in their seven years’ marriage. The actress asserted that Lanre was only trying to twist the narrative to suit himself but that she would speak at the appropriate time. According to her, he is telling lies wrongly thinking it would reduce or erase his guilt.
The last of the marital crisis has not been heard as the case has now been taken to the Area F police station in Lagos state.