- Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh admits to leaving her husband
- The mother of one also reveals that she left taking her son King Andre with her
- The actress claims her husband who has access to reach their son since the breakup has not been checking on him
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has confirmed the breakup of her marriage. The actress made the state of her marriage known in response to an open letter written by one Joel Ikenna Maskot from Rivers state.
The actress confirmed that she and her husband Olakunle Oladunni Churchill are living separately.
In his letter to the actress, Maskot wrote:
“I have been a long time passionate fan of you – Mrs Tonto Dikeh Churchill or do I remove the surname? Your movies from your early days of breaking into the Nollywood industry arrested attention anytime, as the toast of most industry movie directors for scripts. As one of your fans, it bleeds my heart to hear of the unpleasant stories coming from your home especially as you used your fans influence based to react at any latest provocation as if you are lead actress in a home movie.
My dearest Tonto Dikeh, we your fans are instrumental to your fame. Your marriage breakup is the prayers of some of your colleagues and those your actions have offended directly or indirectly. I expected that any challenge in your home should be kept private and away from social media. I want to believe that God blessed you with a loving husband who seem to give all you want but though, there is saying that he who wears the shoe knows where it pinches. Truly, your fans in Rivers state are proud of your height in the industry but we plead that you let sleeping dog lie.
The accusation and counter- accusations of smoking while breastfeeding, negative reactions of destroying properties and alleged infidelity from your husband – Olakunle Churchill cannot be confirmed by the public. We draw our conclusion from the buzzes on social media. Beware of those you draw close as your friend especially in relation to your marriage except we will eventually write a movie script about your home, marriage and social media influence and sell to major directors like Chico Ejiro, Teco Benson, Tchidi Chikere etc with a caption ” Last Celebrity Marriage”
It’s sad to think that the supposed settled marriage crisis in your union still persist indirectly as feelers have it that you choose to subject your husband to emotional torture by taking the child- King Andrea away from him because of his affection for the little boy. My prayer is that you don’t take your beloved son to another controversial M*rijuana smoker’s home as attacked. My sister, which I choose to call you, please the drama upon drama in your home if true can be attributed to you going back to your old life of smoking. When you got married, we your fans were happy that you finally settled down inspite of our supposed believe of your reckless movie life but alas, it’s truly a reflection of your life in marriage even when we thought motherhood has changed you. Advising you to borrow a leaf from some notable scandal free celebrity actresses would not have been good considering your status, but am forced to tell you to screen into their marital life.
My beloved super actress, the tag “controversial actress” which you got stuck with you since your early days of smoking in movies, close intimacy in acting and bad girl disposition do not make us believe is your true reflection but a conscious impressive interpretation of your roles. For the sake of your son – King Andrea and the love show from your husband as posted by you each time on social media, just put your home together- indeed, it’s your responsibility. We are happy the family crisis is been silent and we strongly believe there is peace at home now. Besides your peace at home, the gist of you breaking things in your mother-in-law’s house and pushing her down in attempt to calm you down is not only disgusting but embarrassingly misleading if we truly have to believe that.
Well, I do not know much about your husband maybe because he is not a showbiz person but perhaps a philanthropist. But I think we might not judge him from social media stories. With time his true identity will be known, not only then we can write to him too…. value what you have which you made us believe he is your lovely Mr X, your irreplaceable Hero and your protective superman.
Mama King, he that has ear let him hear, for the voices of the fans are the voices of fame or destruction.
I rest my case.”
The actress and mother of one responded to Maskot’s open letter. She also made it known that she went away with her son and gave the father opportunity of coming to see him anytime he wishes but that she has blocked him from calling her. She wrote:
“Dear ‘concerned’ fan, Good day.
How are you and your family? My regards, love and greetings to them.
Now to address a little bit of your letter, firstly I say I do appreciate your concern. Then I move on to say thank you. When a woman leaves her husband, she takes her child because absolutely nothing else matters to her but the child. This is what I did and I happily give all access for his father to see him.
Now my question to you is that did your source also tell you that he has never called for once to ask how his son is doing? I will admit, I personally blocked his access to me for the sake of my emotional stability. But nonetheless he has the nanny’s no, my assistant’s contact, my part time help’s number, and many other mediums of reaching the son your source claims I “took away”. He could use all possible mediums wisely if he wished to.”
She also addressed her alleged drug use story.
“Secondly I will let you go on the ill talk on smoking as I would love to believe you were just sent and ignored my drug test result or you never even saw it in the first place.
As an acclaimed “concerned fan” I expect you to pray and not to indirectly throw “concerned” shades.
What goes on in my marriage and home is my personal life, I’m grateful for all the years of support you all have been giving me but when it comes to the matters of the heart have enough respect to let us go thru our moments alone.. Like I said earlier your prayers for wisdom on both parties would be more appreciated. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors. I chose to make you believe and see what I wanted you all to see in order to protect even those that did not deserve protection.
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My dear friend that’s called marriage!!! God bless you immensely for even thinking about my family, God has never failed, God never sleeps nor slumbers, He is a just God. He never brings us this far to leave us, We will be Ok.. Once again thank you so much my “concerned” friend and have a blessed day!!!”
Tonto Dikeh and Oladunni Churchill had their traditional wedding on Saturday August 29, 2015 at Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The couple are yet to have their white wedding but they have a son together King Andre who will be one this February.