Yul Edochie’s First Wife Files for Divorce Amidst Controversies Surrounding Polygamy and Grief

Yul Edochie’s First Wife Files for Divorce Amidst Controversies Surrounding Polygamy and Grief

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. The first wife of popular actor Yul Edochie, named May, has reportedly initiated divorce proceedings against her estranged husband.


This development comes after May’s legal representative visited the court on July 10 to file a petition for the dissolution of their 18-year-long marriage.

However, Yul has allegedly refused to accept the originating summons, as stated by insiders familiar with the situation.

Conflicts over Polygamous Marriage:

Prior to this divorce announcement, May and Yul had been embroiled in conflicts surrounding Yul’s decision to marry Judy Austin, his colleague, as a second wife.


May strongly disapproved of this union and made her objections known.

In April 2022, Yul publicly revealed that he had welcomed a son with Judy and that she had become his second wife.

May’s disapproval of polygamy led her to release a statement in September 2022, stating her stance on the matter.

She expressed that while she acknowledged the acceptance of polygamy in certain religions and traditions, she personally could not align herself with this practice due to her faith and family values.

Grief and Social Media Criticisms:

Tragically, Yul and May experienced the loss of their first son, Kambilichukwu, in March, which further intensified the ongoing controversies.


Following the death of their son, May paid tribute to him on social media and subsequently took legal action against Yul.

Recently, Yul has faced significant criticism on social media for what some perceive as his quick transition after his son’s passing.

Many argue that Yul’s frequent online videos showing him and Judy enjoying themselves indicate that he has not sufficiently mourned his son and question the appropriateness of sharing such “happy videos” in the aftermath of his loss.


The divorce proceedings initiated by Yul Edochie’s first wife, May, have brought their troubled marriage into the spotlight once again.

Their disagreements over Yul’s decision to marry Judy Austin and their divergent views on polygamy have been ongoing sources of contention.


Additionally, Yul’s social media presence and perceived lack of mourning following the death of their son have drawn criticism from the public.

The unfolding events continue to captivate the attention of Nigerians, leaving many with divided opinions on the matter.

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