The fiery actress cited her son as the reason for deciding to let go of the grudges she holds against her estranged husband.
Controversial Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she has finally forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, three years after their messy divorce.
The movie star made the surprise revelation during a Instagram Live chat with journalist, Dele Momodu on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
Speaking with the reporter on the importance of forgiveness, Tonto stated that she has come to learn that forgiveness is more about one’s need to grow and not about the next person.
“A man I love and respect always, talked to me about forgiveness and I have come to realize that forgiveness is not about the next person,” she said.
“And I know that forgiveness is not about the next person but the explanation I got recently really wowed me. It says I have forgiven you not because you have to be forgiven, I have forgiven you because I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to growth.”
Quizzed by Momodu on whether she has forgiven her son’s father, the mother of one affirmed positively, and then said, “Oh yes, especially him. I forgive him and wish him the best, for my son’s sake. I do. Why not?”
The latest development in the Tonto-Olakunle saga is likely to signal the end of a three-year verbal altercation that has played out in public between the pair since their messy divorce in 2017 – with the movie star accusing her former partner of being gay and bisexual in one of several heated exchanges on social media.
The separated couple tied the knot back in 2015 and are both parents to a son named King Andre.
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