These 6 events crashed Tonto Dikeh’s marriage
By Rita Chioma
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh’s marriage to Dr. Churchill Olakunle Oladunni came to a sudden end this year.
Since then, the actress has been lamenting, sharing photos and videos of abuses she allegedly suffered in the hands of her estranged husband.
She has also made several allegations which portrayed her husband as a ”woman beater, a liar and fraud.”
As Nigerians keep sympathizing with the controversial actress, here are six things gathered from her revelations as the real causes of the crash of her 17-month-old marriage.
1.Churchill allegedly abandoned Tonto and her son because of actress, Rosaline Meurer.
Tonto said, “I am aware of her. I am aware that she is sleeping with my husband. I am aware that my husband is taking care of her. I am also aware that she is the reason that my husband abandoned his son and me for close to two months just before the Big Foundation thing we did in December” disclosed Tonto Dikeh in the interview.
“I am aware that’s the reason he abandoned his family because he took her on a trip. No, she is not my husband’s sister. My husband is not her brother. She does not know me. Like I said I have not seen her before. I have never even spoken to my husband about her before but I do know their story. And I do know that they are in love.”
2. She was accused of pushing her mother-in-law down who allegedly caught her smoking.
And on this she said, “That is a lie from the devil. I am close to my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law has never ever seen me smoke. There are times when I am really, really sick. ‘Mum if you are watching you know this is true.
“There are times you have even offered me panadol. There are so many times you have offered me drugs that would have made my body better but I didn’t take because I knew I was breast-feeding’.”
“Every time my mother-in-law came to me and I was sick ‘I would tell her no mum I don’t want to take Panadol’, as little as Panadol, as little as Alabakun, as little as anything that would make me get my strength back. I would tell her I don’t want to take it. I didn’t know what it would do to my child,” she further added.
“My mother-in-law has never ever, and I am saying this with God put in this, that she has never ever caught me smoking. I did not push my my mother-in-law down.”
3. She was accused of taking hard drugs but she reportedly keeps a file of monthly drug tests and letters she writes to her son.
According to her, “Someone coming out to associate me with drugs as a mother. That hurts me so much because no one sees how good of a mother I am.
“Nobody knows the sacrifices I have made for my son. I have a file at home, I do a drug test almost every month and I write a letter to my son and I put it (breaks down in tears)
“I write a letter to my son every month on his birthday and I tell him how much he has changed my life, how much I am a better person because he is in my life.
“I tell him how much I have stopped so many things for him. That really destroyed me. It really broke me into a million pieces. That’s the worst thing I have heard.”
4. She alleged her husband has other children besides Andre.
Tonto said, “My son is not the first child my husband has. And that was one of the major concerns in my marriage, in the early part of it because he lied to me about not having a child.
“He even lied to me about not being married. I did not know he was married until the day they posted the picture of the wedding. He didn’t tell me he had a child. He always lied about it. I don’t know how I found out but I did find out.
“Recently two women have contacted me that they have children for my husband but I cannot verify it.
“One of them said her child is 9 months old. The other said her child is 2 years but I cannot verify it just like I can’t verify the gay claims on him.
“I have no knowledge about it. I don’t know if it is true or not true. I don’t know anything about it.”
5. Her husband infected her with STDs.
She said, “There are some things I will not like to re-discuss. I did post something about the STD. I am not taking back my words because it is not a lie but I will not promote it” in reference to her claim that her husband gave her STDs.
“I will not go ahead and embarrass my husband in that manner even if I have. I will like that to just end,” she further said.
6. She said her husband constantly abused her, showing proofs.
She said, “The domestic violence is real. It’s real. How I lived to suffer it and go through it over and over again, I do not understand.
“A lot of people have blamed me. A lot of people have said a lot of things. I have read a lot of things.
“I stayed back in my marriage not because of my child but because I believe you cannot be abused or you cannot leave a child where there is abuse and you claim you are doing it for your child.
“No. I stayed because I was doing it for myself. I stayed because I loved my husband with all of my heart.
“I stayed because he had begged me to stay a couple of times. I stayed because I didn’t just want to give up. I didn’t want to give up on the marriage just like that. People change.
“Anytime something like this happens, my husband comes up with a pastor who is always in the house the next day or two days later who is begging, who is doing stuff. Yes but we have never had a real counseling.
“He would never accept that he is doing it. That’s the point. That’s the worst. And I keep asking him that if you are so ashamed of what you do to me then why you did it.
“My husband has humiliated me so much with this. And for anybody to tell me that I am lying against my husband that even hurts me more.”