Why Adunni Ade Called It Quits With Her Baby Daddy After Eight Years and Two Children

Nollywood actress Adunni Ade has revealed the reason she walked away from her baby daddy was because her baby daddy wasn’t ready to get married so she had no option but to call it quits.

In her words:

“I just decided that what’s best for me is to walk away and still be here and be with my kids and still have the opportunity of being the best mother possible, so yeah, I had to make that decision.

It was really tough, it was really painful; I think that hurt me the most out of anything that I have ever been through in my life, walking away was the hardest thing to do.”

Adunni Adewale or Adunni Ade, as she is fondly called by her fans, is a Nigerian model,  brand ambassador, businesswoman, and actress who has featured in several Yoruba and contemporary urban Nigerian films and television shows.

She has recorded so much success in her career and her profile keeps rising. Adunni is from a mixed background, having been the product of the union between a Yoruba man from South-West Nigeria and a mother of German-American descent. She spent her early years in Nigeria before departing for the United States to further her education.

Her ability to speak both the Yoruba and English language perfectly has endeared her to many filmmakers and producers, and she has appeared in a lot of movies over the years.

However, her career success didn’t rub off on the personal front as the actress is the mother of two boys and their father, who she never got married to, is no longer in the picture. She has revealed that she is ready to be a single parent to her boys. Being under the spotlight has made her love life open for public scrutiny with a lot of speculations going rife. We unraveled some hidden details in the relationship between Adunni Ade and her baby daddy.

Meet The Man Who Fathered Adunni Ade’s Children

She has given the name of her baby daddy as Michael Boyd (but it needs to be noted that her sons have Young as their listed last names). There is no record/account on how and where they met, but since both of them reside in the state of Kentucky in the United States of America, it would be safe to assume that they probably met while in college in the States (as she schooled at the University of Kentucky) or somewhere and somehow within it.

They dated for about 8 years and in the process, gave birth to two adorable sons – the first was named D’Marion upon his birth on September 26, 2007, and his brother, Ayden, is recorded as being 5 years his junior. Adunni and Michael were never married, but having stayed together for so long in the state of Kentucky – a Commonwealth state, it could easily be assumed that they were married but not officially. After she split with her partner, she got custody of their kids (as Michael didn’t mind) and she relocated back to Nigeria with them.

Notably, Adunni Ade and her baby daddy were not the typical power celebrity couple as Boyd is not a part of the entertainment industry. Thus, no tangible information is available about him.

Why Adunni Ade Dumped Her Baby Daddy

She has never hidden the fact that she is a sucker for romance and love, and at every opportunity that she has gotten for an interview, she has stated this fact over and over again. The actress also stated that she doesn’t fall in love easily, but that when it does happen, she is willing to go all the way to get the best out of her relationship. She was in a relationship with her baby for about 8 years and she really loved him with all her heart and soul, but 8 years is a long time to be in a union that was not offering any concrete assurances and commitment for the future and beyond but things just didn’t work out for the two.

Most women look forward to the day when their lover would pop the magic question and pledge his eternal love and future to her; while this may happen very quickly for some, it can take a longer time for others. On the other hand, the downside of it that is, this happily ever after fairytale never happens at all for others, and Adunni Ade found herself in the latter category after 8 years.

As the years went by in her relationship with Michael – who she really loved, she began to contemplate what her future with him might look like. After very careful considerations, she was ready and looking forward to spending the rest of her life with him – especially since they already had two children together, but unfortunately, Michael was not forthcoming with any proposal nor was he ready to put a ring on it. This prompted her to once again carefully consider her options – what she wanted in her life going forward, for her kids and their father as well. So, Adunni Ade came to the deeply thought out but painful decision to call off her relationship with Michael, and rather spend her time being the best mother to her sons and focus on her career and other business endeavors.

This decision wasn’t easy for her to make and it left her deeply hurt, depressed, and suicidal. She confessed that she thought of committing suicide at some point after her breakup and was ready to go through with it, but the thought that “some other woman” would end up being the mother that her children would grow up to know jolted her out of those thoughts. She thereafter decided to be a single mother and devote her time and resources to raising her children.

Is Adunni Ade Back on the Dating Scene?

After surviving the heartbreak, pain, and suicidal tendencies that she went through following her breakup with Michael, nobody would blame the Yoruba actress if she decides to take it slow and that is exactly what she is doing. Following the end of her popularly known relationship, she took the decision not to easily fall in love again and simply be the best mother she can to her children.

In the meantime, she is not in any relationship that has been made known to the public at all. She is definitely a very talented and beautiful lady, and will not lack male admirers who could become worthy partners in the future, so, it would be very interesting to see how long she can hold on to her present single status. Meanwhile, a recent rumor linked her to Nigerian musician Reminisce with whom she shares a manager. However, he has since denied having anything to do with her romantically. Both stars have two children each from previous relationships, two girls for the singer.



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