The three-year relationship between actress, Ini Edo and the wealthy boss of Stanel Group, Stanley Ugochukwu has collapsed like a pack of badly arranged cards. While Ini has never been married before and has the body type that can stir the loins of a monk, Stanley used to be married to Irene, daughter of Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen. The marriage produced four children, a triplet and another.
At the height of their relationship, Ini was the apple of the Stanley’s eyes. She was his world and he treated as such; showering her with both love and the best things that money can buy. They tried their best to keep the relationship under wraps. Marriage appeared to be on the cards as Ini was seen flaunting a big engagement rock to the envy of some of her colleagues.
In 2018, when Stanel World was officially launched and a few of Ini’s acting colleagues like Uti Nwachukwu, Chioma Chukwuka, Chiwetalu Agu etc were made brand ambassadors of the company, Ini Edo went all out with a public affirmation of her relationship with the boss. She was right by his side, helping with co ordination and even took a few photographs with her colleagues at the event in Awka, Anambra State.
Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out between the duo. Sometime in the middle of last year, the rumour mill was rife that the duo have gone their separate ways. Late last year when Stanel Group organized a Marketplace Fair, in Anambra, quite a number of celebrities stormed the event on the invitation of Stanley but Ini was conspicuously absent. This further confirmed the true state of their relationship.
A few reasons are being bandied around as to why the relationship which many thought would lead to the alter ended on a sour note. While some believe Ini wasn’t 100 per cent committed to Stanley, others are of the opinion that Stanley was the one with roving eyes and as such, couldn’t keep it together with Ini.