Few days ago, Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe turned 40 and the actress organized a party which her alleged estranged husband, Lanre Gentry didn’t turn up for. Days later, there was a viral report of her following Lanre Gentry on Instagram.
However in a new interview, Lanre Gentry who was in the news for some time after Mercy Aigbe accused him of domestic violence alongside court sessions, claimed he is not fighting with his estranged wife.
Lanre alleged that the “fighting” which came with his birthday post for Mercy Aigbe which read “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”, is just “normal lovers’ quarrel.”
The Lagos hotelier also went further to disclose why he missed his estranged wife’s birthday party and here’s what 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.
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.
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.”