Yul Edochie has denied marrying Judy Austin, says they’re skit makers – First wife’s lawyer

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie

Emeka Ugwuonye, lawyer of May-Yul Eodchie, first wife of actor Yul Edochie, has claimed that Yul said he is not married to actress Judy Austin.

Mr Ugwuonye made this known in a recent statement, stating that Yul made this claim in his court filing following May’s divorce petition.

Ugwuonye said the ongoing case at the FCT High Court, Abuja, slated for a hearing on 5 March, faced an unexpected setback as the court session did not proceed, a circumstance Yul and Judy claimed credit for.

In light of this, Mr Ugwuonye, who had initially kept the case details under wraps, now finds himself obligated to unveil the unfolding developments.

Detailing the developments in the case, May’s lawyer said he considers Yul’s claims as a defence strategy employed by the actor and Judy.

He said they denied being married and insisted that their relationship lacked any legal statutory recognition, claiming to be skitmakers.

He said Yul wrote, “That since the news of the birth of Star in June 2021, Gistlover, as a negative blog that thrives in fake and manipulated information for financial gains, has been negatively exploiting every movie or skit featuring me and Judy and generating social media traffic for financial gains.”

He said May’s initial petition highlighted an alleged traditional marriage ceremony between Yul and Judy on 24 April 2022 in Anambra State, as reported by blogger Gistlover.

In response, Yul categorically denied the claim, attributing it to the Gistlover blog’s promotion of false information for financial benefit.

Yul and Judy deny the traditional marriage ceremony mentioned in May’s petition, insisting that it was a fabricated story fuelled by the blog’s penchant for fake news.

Mr Ugwuonye, however, claimed that what was described as a skit-making relationship has produced two children and is about to get the third one.

Yul unsettled the peace in his home in April 2022 when he announced he had married actress Judy as his second wife and that they have a son together.

The drama heated up when the actor justified his marriage to Judy which led to backlash from fans, celebrities and his brothers who distanced themselves from the actor and his second wife.