Rapper Abdulrasheed Bello, also known as JJC Skillz, has announced his divorce from actress Funke Akindele.
On Thursday morning, JJC made the announcement that his marriage to Akindele has been having problems for the past two years via his official Instagram account.
He said that Akindekle forced him to leave their house three months ago, and that since the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards on May 14, he hasn’t been able to sit down with her.
He wrote, “Dear Friends and family, I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted, we shared a lot of things together and have created two beautiful children.
“The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things, but I believe it is beyond repair now. Months ago and at Funke’s insistence, I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA, have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship.”
Akindele and JJC welcomed a pair of twins that were born in the US in December 2018. The rapper’s ex-wife, Mello, who is the mother of his first son Benito, kept the kids out of the public eye and just revealed their identities before she posted images of the twins on social media.
JJC stated that he decided to announce the split so that the world would be aware that they now lived separate lives even though they had yet to negotiate the custody of the kids and the next stage in their relationship.
“I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other,” he added.
JJC was in the news earlier this year after Mello accused him of physically abusing their son Benito and provided evidence in the form of court records.