- Yvonne Nelson opens up about marriage, childbirth and starting a family as an African woman
- She indicated that she is proud to have had a child out of wedlock even though it was not ideal in many African societies
- Yvonne Nelson and celebrity photographer, Jamie Roberts, have a daughter together
Award-winning actress, Yvonne Nelson, is reported to have made a daring statement concerning giving birth out of wedlock in a recent interview, which has caused a stir on social media.
Speaking in a BBC interview which was aired on Thursday, the actress said that, “To get married, have kids, raise a family is ideal but I believe society puts a lot of pressure on women, young women in Africa especially.”
However, commenting on her own case, the actress indicated that she was happy to have given birth out of wedlock because she knew full well that her baby daddy, Jamie Roberts, was the ideal man for her.
The ‘Heels and Sneakers’ actress opined that so far as her family members were happy with her, she invariably, was going to be happy since they mattered most in her life.
She maintained that even though it was ideal in Africa to get married before having children, the pressure that came with marriage and sometimes childbirth were ‘unbearable’ especially for women.
Yvonne Nelson is known to have kept her pregnancy from the eyes of the public even though some rumors were making rounds that the actress was indeed expecting her first child.
She however, gave birth to her daughter, Ryn Roberts, in a hospital located in Accra and used her birthday as an opportunity to announce the gift that God had bestowed upon her– the joy of becoming a mother.
Yvonne Nelson shot a reality show while waiting to put to bed. The show is expected to be released soon and it is titled, 'Waiting for Ryn'.
Jamie Roberts’ identity as the father of Yvonne’s baby did not come without issues. It was purported that he was married to Nigerian lady, Keela Harrison.
In responding to these marriage allegations, Jamie Roberts indicated that he had not been married before and that all the rumors making rounds about his marriage to another woman were false.
Since then, the couple have been spotted in many love-themed photos and videos that have been liked by many of their fans and followers.
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