Olakunle Churchill, husband of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh, had said his wife is “still adjusting to motherhood” and that everything will be fine between them.
In the past month, the actress and her husband have been heavily rumoured to have parted ways, with many online blogs reporting that a female personal assistant was responsible for the crisis in their marriage.
In an interview with Toast Magazine, the chairman of Big Church Group denied having an affair with anyone, noting that he does not have a female personal assistant.
“I don’t have female personal Assistant, My PA is Mr Paul, who has been working with me over the years. Besides, it was a sponsored blackmail,” he said.
He also denied being physically abusive to the Nollywood actress.
“It is obvious that all these channelled attacks are targeted to drag my image and what I believe in to the mud. Well, the truth is that I have never raised my hands against my wife. I have evidence of CCTV Cameras in my mums house when this happened. It can be replayed if you what us to go that far.”
He said he had planned a birthday party for his son but the mother had not given him access to the child.
“My son, I sure miss him so much. I have planned a worthwhile birthday party for him with friends and family members but it’s sad to say that all effort to reach him proved abortive, and this is affecting my business and emotions.
“The mum won’t pick calls and the nanny. Our son has been with the mother and not at home for now. I truly, should not be granting this interview if this is all about my family. Am very optimistic that the family will unite together for King Andrea birthday even though channels to reach my wife is temporarily off.”
Churchill also noted that he wasn’t perturbed about his marital crisis, describing it as a “phase of life.”
“I see nothing in it, it’s a phase of life. Since it does not affect my cheques and savings. But I truly want to call on bloggers or on social media addicts to verify facts before assuming.
“Every marriage has good and bad moments, it’s just unfortunate that I recently discovered that the alledged marriage instability is making headlines on some media platforms.
“Please Tonto Dikeh fans and well wishers take it easy on her, guess she is still adjusting to motherhood. With time, it will be well,” he said.