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May Edochie who is the first wife to Veteran actor and politician Yul Edoochie has revealed how she had survived depression after her husband had publicly taken a second wife in a controversial move.
Recall that Yul Edochie caused controversy online after he had embraced polygamy, announcing the birth of his son with his second wife.
The actor and his second wife, Judy Austin had worked together on several movies which brought their attention to Nigerians. His decision had been widely criticised, however, the actor cum politician insisted that his first wife still remains number one.
Speaking on Facebook live, May disclosed that her decision to dwell on pieces of her once happy marriage and support from family and friends saved her from being depressed.
She said: “I saw some comments saying I’m using my situation to cash out but I don’t wish this upon my enemies if at all I have any.
“Depression is real and there are different stages, for me rather than dwell in depression I decided to pick up pieces of a beautiful world I had that suddenly shattered.
“I decided to pick up the pieces and try to move on than dwell in depression. It has not been easy but I’m glad I am able to go out and do stuff.
“All the things I’m able to do is because of the love from my family and you guys. These things have kept me going.”
While reacting to the development on his Instagram page, Yul’s elder brother, Uche expressed shock and said his family did not support Yul Edochie’s decision at all.
He wrote: “So my younger brother, Yul Edochie, just married a second wife out of the blues and Nigerians are freaking out. I get it. We are all shocked. I am a low key type of guy and I have tried to mind my own business but this circus is chasing me around too. So here is my take.
“I see two main problems here. His first wife Mary, a wonderful woman and my sister-in-law did not go into a relationship with my brother agreeing to be part of a polygamous marriage. That’s the first problem. So I feel for Mary. It is not fair on her. My family is not in support. This is not what we do and we are trying our best to console Mary. What else can we do?