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Nollywood actress Iniobong Edo Ekim (Ini Edo) has confirmed rumours suggesting she has welcomed her first child with a married with kids.
Reports went rife after a popular Nigerian Instagram blogger Cutie Juls alleged in a post that the movie star had her baby through surrogacy a few weeks ago.
This was after the blogger also claimed earlier that Ini Edo and another actress Iyabo Ojo are fighting over the man as they have refused to share him.
Ini Edo confirmed the rumours during an interview saying that she chose an alternative conception method to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother.
She said, “Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine and so genetically, she’s my blood.
“I chose this path to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”
Ini Edo, however, debunked rumours that her child’s father was a married man, identified as Kome.
The actress said, “It is so sad that in Nigeria when a ‘single’ woman is friends with a guy, it must mean to people that they are dating.
Kome has been my friend for years and that’s what it is, period. He is a responsible family man and doesn’t deserve to be dragged into my motherhood story.”
The actress added that she opted for a donor because of her and her baby’s peace of mind.
She said: “I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind.
“Another major reason I opted for a donor is that it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums.
“For me, it’s the fear of what that would mean for the child. Ideally, it’s marriage then children but we are not living in an ideal world.”
Ini Edo also opened up about her past miscarriages.
She said: “I had a series of miscarriages in the past but that wasn’t my reason for going this route. I still hope to carry babies In my womb in the future, God willing.”