BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson has always emphasized the father-mother role her mother played while raising her. In a recent interview with Punch, she disclosed that there was no relationship whatsoever between her and her dad.
Yvonne said, “My mother raised me single-handedly and she means the world to me. I am the last child and I have three siblings. She saw me through school and till date, she calls and checks up on me on a regular basis because she is concerned about my welfare. She is like my friend and I even call her Charlie.”
On her relationship with her dad, the actress said, “My dad was not a part of my life because he wasn’t there for me. So, I almost do not say anything about him because there is no relationship or love between us.”
“My dad is like any other person out there because I didn’t have a chance to develop a relationship with him. We have each other’s phone numbers and he calls me when he feels like talking to me. It always feels like talking to a random person because there are absolutely no feelings whatsoever.”
When she was asked if she would ever forgive her father for his absence in her life, she said, “Sometimes our society makes it hard for us to talk about things like this. But, it’s my story and I don’t have any other way to say it and I don’t want to sugar-coat it. I don’t know, I may never. He was never a part of my life and it is quiet unfortunate.”
“We actually have an ‘okay’ relationship and it’s not like I won’t talk to him if I see him today; but it ends there because we do not have a relationship.”