A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and his ex-beauty queen wife, Precious Chikwendu, have separated, family sources said.
“I am aware that they are separated and are not staying together as we speak,” Chikwendu’s uncle, Okey Onyemachi told PremiumTimes.
The couple has been married since 2014, have four sons, including a set of two-year-old triplets.
A family source told PremiumTimes on Wednesday that the marriage broke down due to a health challenge which Chikwendu has been trying to manage since they became a couple.
Although unconfirmed news reported that the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the triplet sons may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.
However, Fani-Kayode has filed a pre-litigation letter to the blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, who reported the allegation.null
In a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as preposterous.
The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’, stated that the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.
The former minister said he was disturbed about the manner in which the report was written which insults the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.
Also, Onyemachi in his chat with PremiumTimes denied Dimokorkus’s reports.
“I never witnessed any domestic violence incident but I am aware that they are separated and are not staying together as we speak, but reports of domestic violence are very funny and malicious,” he said.
“I am unhappy about the reports and my major concern is the children and why people are cooking up fake stories. The allegations that the kids aren’t chief’s is a big lie and unthinkable. Precious is my niece and I can confirm that all these stories are false.”