Popular Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke Faani, has announced the end of her nine-year marriage to Austin Faani. Sharing a picture of herself and her estranged husband on Instagram, the actress stated that she didn’t want to die or go missing. In the post late Monday, Chacha also apologised to her fans for “living a lie” in her marriage.
The announcement titled, ‘Leave now or leave as a corpse’, read, “Many have died pretending all is well whilst wishing, hoping and praying for a better tomorrow. I don’t want to ‘die’ or go inexplicably ‘missing’.
“My long overdue/relentless stance on this is of course no news to Austin Faani, the doctors and my parents.
“If push comes to shove and suddenly I am incommunicado; my lawyers, the welfare department and the Nigerian Police Force have my testimonials in recorded video clips/statements set for public release on all social media apps and national newspapers.”
The couple, who married in 2013, has four kids together.
In October 2020, the actress had first announced a split from her husband in an Instagram video.
“I don’t have a lot to prove that I am done with him but am done. I’m leaving with my life. I can’t say a lot now but you will hear my story,” she said at that time.
This led to the rumours that she suffered domestic violence in the marriage.
However, the actress debunked the domestic violence claim in a video, stating that her husband has neither beat her nor ever raise his voice at her.
She then revealed that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which was attributed to her pregnancy at that time.
Amid the controversy, the actress welcomed their fourth child in 2021.