Actress Yvonne Nelson says she does not regret giving birth to her daughter out of wedlock.
Yvonne welcomed her first child, Ryn Roberts – a girl – on Sunday, October 29th 2017, with her fiancée, Jamie Roberts.
In a recent interview with BBC, Yvonne said although she believes the best thing to do is have her child in marriage, she does not regret keeping her pregnancy and giving birth to her daughter.
I believe it’s the right thing to do. 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.”
On how she felt when people criticised her after welcoming her daughter, Yvonne said
‘‘I am a very positive person. I don’t let all the negativity and all the bad talks get to me. I was staying positive. I had loved ones around me plus I had this beautiful blessing in my arms. It was all joy for me. I wasn’t listening to all the negativity outside at all. It didn’t really affect me at all”
According to her, what matters most is that “at the end of the day if my mum, my family is happy with me, I am happy with myself, that’s it”.
Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog