‘I’ll be turning 40 this year, but I don’t feel a day older than 21’ – Yvonne Jegede reveals

Yvonne Jegede

Beautiful Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede has revealed that come August 25, 2023 she will turn the big 40 but she doesn’t look a day older than 21.

The divorced mother of one made this known via her verified Instagram page while recalling her early days in the movie industry.

Yvonne Jegede said she got her first lead role in 2005 with the movie African Baby, although she started acting in 2003.

Sharing a screenshot from the movie, she wrote: “Flashback Friday 2005…. My very first lead role #AfricanBaby (Actually started acting in 2003). So this year I will be turning 40yrs old.

I’m so excited for this big number but I don’t feel a day older than 21.It’s a beautiful year with so much happening already.

Thanks to all my loved ones, online and offline for standing by me all these years even though I took a 5yrs break from Nollywood, you all accepted me like I never left. I have sooooo much in stock for my loyalists, will make announcement when I’m ready to give back for all the love. I see you all. August 25th..”

Yvonne Jegede, had earlier called out her ex-husband, Olakunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole, who is also an actor and a musician.

Abounce, the son of a late actress, Bukky Ajayi, married Yvonne at a simple but classy wedding ceremony in Lagos in February 2018.

Sadly, in March 2019, Yvonne confirmed that her then-one-year-old marriage crashed three months after she welcomed their son.

The actress was a guest on the third season of ‘Mercy’s Menu’, a cooking show produced by actress Mercy Johnson where she opened up on her short-lived marriage.

During the show, the duo discussed the aftermath of Yvonne’s divorce as they prepared Peri Peri Chicken and Coconut Milk Pasta.

Yvonne Jegede stated that her short-lived marriage and eventual divorce were a phase and that she appreciates the experience.

On the nature of her relationship with her ex-husband, the ‘Okafor’s Law’ actress noted that they are not in communication.

“He doesn’t come around. He doesn’t call, doesn’t do anything. Apart from the marriage, we had a good, excellent friendship. I still look back at that friendship and believe it should count for something.

“The first time he publicly accepted that my son was his child was because people were already accusing me of having a child for another person while married. I had to give him an ultimatum that if he doesn’t show up when the child turns five, I will take his name off the child’s name,” Yvonne Jegede said.