‘It’s not true’ – Estranged hubby, DR. TUNDE SOLEYE
FORMER beauty queen, Nike Oshinowo has begged not to be contacted concerning the tale of her having twins through surrogacy. When ENCOMIUM Weekly called her on Saturday, October 12, 2013 morning, she refused to confirm or deny the story making waves in town that she is now a mother of twins at 47!
Her estranged hubby, Dr. Tunde Soleye also described the story as false. The medical doctor cum businessman spoke to us in the afternoon of October 12, 2013, and maintained that Nike is not the one they are talking about. “I don’t believe it is true. The story is false. They just want to sell their papers, I guess. Nike might have a challenge but this is the last thing she can do. She doesn’t have any twins through a surrogate mother.”
Nike Oshinowo was rumoured to have become a first time mother two weeks ago after she allegedly had a set of twins with the help of a surrogate gestational carrier in the United States of America.
Associated with a medical condition called endometriosis, a disorder that occurs when the endometrium cells (lining in the uterus) grows in other areas of the body, causing excruciating pain, Oshinowo has been battling with the ailment since puberty. She even admitted this years back, to explain why the joy of motherhood has eluded her.
But those who received the news of the arrival of her twin babies with joy have now been told to disregard the story as it is the figment of the imagination of desperate tale bearers.
Those were Dr. Tunde Soleye, Nike Oshinowo’s estranged husband’s words of admonition when we took him on the news making the rounds.
Nike on her path doesn’t seem to be ready to open up on the matter any time soon, as she has opted to keep it to herself.
“Please, stay off my phone and stop disturbing me,” was all she told our reporter who made efforts to hear from the principal party on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
In gestational surrogacy, eggs from the intended mother are fertilized by sperms from the intended father and the resulting embryos are implanted into the uterus of a gestational surrogate also known as the birth mother. The surrogate then carries the baby until birth. A gestational surrogate has no genetic ties to the child because it wasn’t her egg that was used unlike a traditional surrogate who is the baby’s biological mother because it is her egg that is fertilized.
Not common in this side of the world, about 1,000 babies are born in America through gestational surrogacy.
– UCHE OLEHI