Everything to know about Ini Edo’s marriage, husband and children

Who is Ini Edo?

Ini Edo is a famous award-winning Nollywood actress who has featured in over 200 movies. She was born on the 23rd of April, 1982, and is currently 39 years old.

Ini Edo is a holder of multiple degrees; she has a diploma degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo, a BA degree in English from the prestigious University of Calabar, and a degree in Law from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

Ini Edo has received a couple of political endorsements both locally and internationally. In 2014, she was given an appointment by United Nations (UN) as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy. Similarly, in 2016, she was appointed as the ‘Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism’ to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.  

Ini Edo’s first marriage

In 2008, Ini Edo got married to an American-based businessman, Philip Ehiagwina. Their union faced countless controversies, one of which included Philip’s ex-wife – Ruth Okoro.

Before Ini’s marriage to Philip, his ex-wife, Ruth made a lot of public accusations against Philip Ehiagwina and Ini Edo. She sent several texts to Ini Edo via Myspace, under a disguised name. She accused Ini Edo of snatching her husband from her, made efforts to tarnish his image by calling him a fraudster and cheat.

According to reports, she falsely told Ini Edo that Philip Ehiagwina was under an investigation by the American FBI and that he was going to be arrested soon. Ruth also granted open interviews to blogs and broadcasters where she levelled several allegations against her ex-husband.

Philip, however, debunked all her accusations. He revealed the genuine reasons for his divorce and discredited her claims. He also mentioned at the time that Ruth was never pregnant for him, and all her stories about him were fallacies.

Ini Edo and Philip Ehiagwina dancing on their traditional marriage day

Ini Edo’s first husband

Ini Edo and Philip Ehiagwina tied the knot amidst all the controversies in 2008. The union, however, did not last long. In 2014, they got officially divorced. The exact reasons for the breakup are not known, but some sources have it that Philip Ehiagwina left their matrimonial home to live with another woman in Ghana.

There are also reports that Philip Ehiagwina accused Ini Edo of infidelity and not including his name on properties she bought in Lagos. 

Ini Edo’s marriage to Philip Ehiagwina lasted about 5 years before trouble set in. Since the divorce, Ini Edo has remained single and stayed unmarried.

Ini Edo at her white wedding event

Ini Edo’s new husband

Ini Edo is currently single and does not have a husband. Her ex-husband, Philip Ehiagwina is a businessman based in the United States. In June 2021, Philip Ehiagwina remarried. The wedding was held in Nigeria, but the identity of the bride is unknown. This marriage is Philip’s third. He divorced his first wife, Ruth Okoro, and got married to Ini Edo. The union crashed in 2014 over “irreconcilable differences”.

Ini Edo’s children

Ini Edo and Philip Ehiagwina did not have any children before their marriage collapsed. However, the actress welcomed a baby girl a few months ago without the knowledge of the media.

The baby was born via a surrogate and the sperm came from an unnamed donor, according to what the 39-year-old actress revealed. The actress also disclosed she had some of her eggs frozen in case she decides to have more children in the future.

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Deborah Abiola Oladapo is a first-class graduate of English from McPherson University in Ogun State. She is a seasoned writer and published author with interest in creating content that inspires.

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