Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has confirmed the rumours that she recently welcomed her first child through surrogacy.
The actress finally opened up in an interview with Stella Korkus, which was published on Friday.
Ini Edo said she chose the path to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother.
She said, “Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine and so genetically, she’s my blood.
“I chose this path to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”
Ini Edo, however, debunked rumours that her child’s father was a married man, identified as Kome.
The actress said, “It is so sad that in Nigeria when a ‘single’ woman is friends with a guy, it must mean to people that they are dating.
“Kome has been my friend for years and that’s what it is, period. He is a responsible family man and doesn’t deserve to be dragged into my motherhood story.”
The actress added that she opted for a donor because of her and her baby’s peace of mind.
She said: “I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind.
“Another major reason I opted for a donor is that it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums.