Although star actress , Mercy Aigbe , is going through a rough patch in her marriage , it did not stop her estranged husband , Lanre Gentry, from wishing her a happy birthday via his Instagram handle .
He said in the post, “ Today, you are @ 40 . Even though we are fighting I still say happy birthday to you because you are still my wife and my children mother as I use to call you ones again happy birthday to you Mercy Aigbe Gentry .
Long life and God bless you (sic) . ”
His post excited some of the actress ’ fans as they speculated that the couple could get back together this year .
The actress further fuelled the speculation when she began to follow her estranged husband on Instagram again .
Despite the birthday wish , her husband ’ s absence at her birthday party was conspicuous.
In a chat with Saturday Beats , Gentry revealed why he was absent at his wife ’ s 40 th birthday party especially at a time people felt they were making reconciliatory moves .
“ The main reason I was not at her birthday party was that I was not in Nigeria on that day . I travelled to Dubai and I returned on Wednesday .
Despite the fact that I was not in the country, I bought her a birthday cake and other gifts I would not want to mention because it is an issue between husband and wife, ” he said .
While reacting to the news that his wife has started following him on Instagram again , Gentry, said he did not notice when she ‘ unfollowed ’ him on the micro – blogging site in the first place on account of his numerous followers . He also insisted that he had no problem with his wife.
He said , “ Mercy and I are not fighting. We talk every day . I know that in the birthday wish I sent to her via Instagram, I wrote that we are still fighting but what I actually meant was not a real fight but the normal lovers ’ quarrel . I am a very peaceful person and I don ’ t like fighting , most times , I compare myself to water which has no enemy .
“ Mercy follows me on Instagram , so , I was surprised that the news went round that she is following me again . If she had ‘ unfollowed ’ me before , there was no way I would have noticed because I have a lot of followers on Instagram. ”