Not many of her fans know that Lanre Gentry was married to another Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akinsanya before Mercy Aigbe got pregnant for him.
Information from a reliable source indicates that Mercy Aigbe-Gentry who was recently battered by Lanre Gentry, was married to an Igbo man and had a beautiful daughter for him, but the union couldn’t stand the test of time as it crashed few years later.
Mercy was tagged a husband snatcher after she got pregnant for Lanre Gentry who was then married to Bimbo Akinsanya.
Mercy and Lanre officially tied the knots at the Ikoyi Registry in 2013 but have been living together as man and wife before then.
In 2011 Mercy Aigbe said in an interview…
“THERE IS NO PROBLEM BECAUSE MY LYALE (FIRST WIFE) BIMBO AKINSANYA DOESN’T EVEN LIVE IN NIGERIA. SHE LIVES IN THE US WITH HER KIDS, AND SHE HARDLY COMES AROUND. IN NIGERIA, I’M THE ONLY WIFE AND SHE IS LIKE A SENIOR AUNTY TO ME. IT IS PEOPLE OUTSIDE THAT CREATE PROBLEM, WHEN THERE IS NO PROBLEM. SHE HAS LIVED ABROAD ALL HER LIFE; SHE HARDLY COMES HOME. SHE IS EVEN HAPPY I’M MARRIED TO HER HUSBAND. SHE IS LIKE A BIG AUNTY WE TALK ALL THE TIME” (WWW.NAIJAN.COM)
After being robbed of her marriage, by a fellow actress, Bimbo Akinsanya decided to move on with her life and let Mercy Aigbe enjoy the same man that used to be her loving husband.
Bimbo later remarried a few years later. To double her blessing, the script interpreter welcomed her first child with the new hubby, Ayoola Adewale, in June 2015; few months after her wedding.