Actress Adunni Ade has recounted her challenges as a single mum, recollecting that her father was disappointed in her when she got pregnant outside wedlock.
In a lengthy post shared on Instagram on Friday, the 39-year-old said she felt like the world came caving in on her when she found out she was pregnant with her first child as she was going through a lot.
She added that her father was hurt and disappointed that his first daughter got pregnant out of wedlock, and he cut off all her financial support.
“These past few days have been overwhelming! I remember when I found out I was pregnant with D’marion, it felt like the world came caving in on me. A whole lot happened to me. My Dad was so hurt that his first daughter was pregnant (out of wedlock, I understood ).
“I was a senior at college. It was the worst time of my life. All financial support was cut off! I was ill. My mom did all she could to stand by me. I felt as though I had failed in life as my Hero was disappointed in me. I began facing so many challenges in life. My heart was so fragile I thought I’d never make it through because of how terrible my life had become,” she wrote in parts.
The actress further revealed she got pregnant again after four years and was upset about going through a similar pain she had experienced. She, however, said she is grateful for her children D’marion and Ayden for giving her a reason to live again.
“Fast forward 4 years later, Ayden comes along. I recall being so upset! I got to go through the hurt, the pain all over! Damn! But this time around I was more determined! More focused on being successful for my 2 Lil princes. Ayden brought a different vibe to life, to live my life unapologetically.
“When I tell you my boys are my world, I mean it with every fiber of my existence. I’m nowhere near my goals in life but I tell you something! Things have changed! I get asked a lot how I do it, I simply answer “I just do it!” I recall working 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. Leave out 4:30 am back after midnight. This consistent hard work is years of labor! These 2 miracles of mine have given me a chance to live again! My drive! My focus! All I have done! All I am! All for my Boys. Thank you D’marion Thank you Ayden for giving me a reason to live again,” she wrote.
Adunni had revealed that after she made a difficult choice to break up her children’s father, adding that she would continue being a single parent.