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My marriage of 20 yrs is over, says Nigerian comedian, AY


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Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, aka AY, and his wife, Mabel, have announced their separation after 20 years of marriage.

On Sunday, the comedian revealed the development via his official Instagram handle where he expressed his decision to refrain from sharing personal family issues to the public.

AY cited concerns for his family’s privacy and mental well-being, especially that of his daughter who has access to social media.

He stated that he was no longer capable of entertaining the public with “deep personal family issues.”

He wrote, “Many people believe that staying silent simply means that one is incapable of dealing with issues. Projecting a negative narrative against someone who is not struggling to defend himself doesn’t mean he is weak. Some of us are just logical enough to understand the difference between opinions, values, beliefs, and facts.

“The personality and ability that I possess simply confirm that I have reached that stage in my life where I can not be entertaining the public with deep personal family issues. They just might be too much to handle concerning the individuals involved. Not even when I have a grown-up daughter who has access to social media. Her mental health needs to be protected from seeing things she can not be proud of online.

“Yes! Without compromising my family, I have found myself doing some things that I am not proud of today. It is one thing to watch my friendship/marriage of 20 years slip off my hands, but it’s another thing for the parties involved to understand how to appropriate the blame in a space that is designed for most women to always play the victims and win. I can tell you for free that no one is completely innocent enough to cast stones.

“Presently, I am loving the way that lies about me in all these blogs are travelling faster than the truth. But my painful truth will eventually beat away all the lies.”

Meanwhile, in a post on her Instagram page on Sunday, Mabel, the estranged wife of AY said she had stopped reacting to disrespect.

She wrote, “Distance is my new response to disrespect. I don’t react, I don’t argue. I don’t dive into the drama. I just remove myself.”

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