Veteran Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has confirmed she had a daughter through surrogacy.
The actress opened up in an interview with Stella Dimoko Korkus.
Confirming the news, Edo stated that the daughter is almost a year old and is genetically hers because her eggs were used to fertilize the child.
Ini Edo said, “Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine and so genetically, she’s my blood.
“I chose this path to fulfil my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”
I opted for a donor for me and my baby's peace of mind she had said when asked why she opted for the path of sorogacy.
She said, "I opted for a donor for me and my baby's peace of mind.
"Another major reason I opted for a donor is because it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums or when I see the man insisting he wants his child if things dont work out between both parties.
"For me it's the fear of what that would mean for the child . Ideally, its marriage then children but we are not living in an ideal world.
"I am not someone who allows any situation to control me. I make lemonades out of lemons thrown my way and have no regrets.
"Life itself is so fragile and short to be striving for perfection. I am well and capable of taking care of my own child as I've been taking care of myself .I wanted a child and thank God for the options of surrogacy and donors."
The actress while narrating how awesome it is to be a mother reiterated that she was not planning to get married anytime soon as she is prioritising motherhood.
"It is an awesome feeling and experience and as I watch my daughter grow every day.
"I am in awe of the miracles that God has sent my way and I am so thankful and grateful to be my daughters mother," she said.