Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and Nigerian artiste and producer Abdul Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, have separated.
JJC Skillz who had earlier debunked rumors of a marriage crisis confirmed today in an Instagram post that the couple’s marriage was over.
He wrote, “Dear Friends and family, I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted, we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us.
”I know I have tried my best to fix things, but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funkes insistence, I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship.
”I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other.”
The public became aware that there was trouble in Funke’s marriage when the actress’ stepson Benito, took to social media to reveal that the happy picture being painted by the couple was not the reality.
He also alleged that the Nollywood actress was a horrible person and accused Funke of maltreating him, JJC, and her staff.
Weeks later, Benito also disclosed that he was allegedly assaulted by his father after he was expelled for bringing alcohol to the school. He gave a detailed account of the assault alleging that he had sustained bruises and wounds from his father hitting him repeatedly in the drive home from school.
He went to reveal that his father and step mum were cheating on each other and this led to a big fight.
“The only rock that stays steady and the only institution I know that works is marriage… London is cool, but I’m missing home @funkejenifaakindele my love have loads of fun with the children. See you soon at home,” JJC had said in an Instagram post in apparent attempt to debunk Benito’s claims.
Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz got married in 2016 and they have twin sons.
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