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“Mercy and I are not fighting” – Lanre Gentry speaks out

Mercy Aigbe and her husband
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Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, who, last year, had a turbulent marital relationship with estranged hubby Lanre Gentry, celebrated her 40th birthday few days ago.

Mercy Aigbe and her husband

Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry got married in 2013 but fell out last year after the former posted evidence of domestic violence against her on social media

Despite their differences, one of her well wishers was her husband. And now, Lanre Gentry, who is in the hotel business, has claimed he has no quarrels with his wife, stressing that he would have been with her on her birthday but for the fact he was out of the country.

Gentry had wished her a happy birthday via his Instagram handle by 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 (sic).

His post excited some of the actress ’ fans as they speculated that the couple could get back together this year. The actress further fuelled the speculation when she began to follow her estranged husband on Instagram again. Despite the birthday wish, her husband’ s absence at her birthday party was conspicuous.

Mercy Aigbe Husband

Mercy Aigbe and her Husband at marriage registry

And now, Gentry has revealed in a recent interview, why he was absent at his wife’s 40th birthday party especially at a time people felt they were making reconciliatory moves.

He said:

“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.

While reacting to the news that his wife has started following him on Instagram again, Gentry , said he did not notice when she ‘unfollowed ’ him in the first place on account of his numerous followers. He also insisted that he had no problem with his wife.

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. 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.

Mercy Aigbe and hubby

Slay Queen Mercy Aigbe and her husband Lanre Gentry

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