Yvonne Nelson is currently on the lips of many with her new memoir “I am not Yvonne Nelson” which offers an inside look to her personal life and several relationships.
The award-winning Ghanaian actress recounted her past relationship with Nigerian Afropop singer, Iyanya, and how he cheated on her with popular Nollywood star actress, Tonto Dikeh.
Describing their relationship, the single mother of one revealed that it was a dreamy one as Iyanya would always serve her breakfast in bed and had the assurance that her love for him was forever. Iyanya even took their love to the extreme when he tattooed her initials ‘YN’ on his wrist. She wrote in her book:
“We had a decent relationship breakfast in bed and all the niceties of a dream relationship one could think of. I had the assurance that he was someone I could be with forever.
He tattooed my initials, YN, on his wrist, and I thought that was a big deal. If he wasn’t serious about it he wouldn’t do that. In his song, “Ur Waist”, he mentioned how he lusted over me.”
Unfortunately, their relationship hit the rocks after Yvonne got wind of his affair with Tonto Dikeh.
She claimed that she started receiving calls from an unknown person each time she left Iyanya’s place informing her that another actress, which happened to be Tonto would visit and sometimes even spend the night.
Yvonne Nelson further disclosed that she was told about Iyanya’s escapades with his female crew members, which made her believe that what happened with Tonto wasn’t an isolated incident as she would have still left if Tonto Dikeh wasn’t in the picture. She wrote:
“One can therefore imagine my shock when I returned to Ghana after one of my visits to Nigeria and someone called me from his house. The caller said anytime I left Iyanya’s place, another actress came over to him and sometimes slept over.
The person felt strongly that something was going on between them and thought I should know. That actress turned out to be Tonto Dikeh of Nigeria, one of the female celebrities Iyanya named in his “Ur Waist” song.”
She added that when she was convinced about their affair, she had gone on Twitter, with Tonto responding to her with, “People changed and so did feelings, so move on”.
Iyanya and Yvonne began dating in 2012, but the relationship hit the rock in 2015, after 3 years.
Speaking on their break-up in a chat with MTV Base VJ Ehiz on ‘Real Talk’, Iyanya opened up about their relationship.
He stated that they were still cool despite the break-up and confirmed that their relationship was very real, however, their celebrity status was a hindrance to their affair
“Yeah, we’re cool man, we’re cool, yeah. We dated big time. It was a Big proper relationship. Back on forth”.
On the break up, he said: “Now this is the problem…famous guy, famous girl. It’s hard man.”
On the aftermath of their breakup, he stated: “When that Yvonne Nelson thing happened, I was not happy but then I will look like Superman out there. I was not happy because everybody thought I was the evil guy because her heart was broken, I looked evil.
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