Yvonne Nelson: My Dad Was Never There For Me, He Abandoned Me


You may have noticed that the popular Ghanaian Actress, Yvonne Nelson hardly mentions her dad in her talks. She finally opened up to Genevieve Magazine on the reason behind her never talking about her dad. According to her, she is fond of her mum alone because she is the person she knows, the person that was there for her.

Because my mum is the one I know. It’s not as if I don’t know my dad, my father is there of course, but he wasn’t really a part of my life and there’s really nothing to say about him. My dad is not such an amazing person in my life. I don’t have any good memories of him. He didn’t make any impact in my life. My mum single-handedly raised me. Big ups to all the single mums out there,” She stated.

She further explained that his father’s negative attitude stemmed right from when she was born. According to her,

When I was born, I guess, my father was not happy about my birth, so he wasn’t there for me. He chose not to be a part of my life; a single mother raised me. She trained me from kindergarten to University. My father was never there. Even though I have an amazing stepfather, I always wished I could have had him in my life. That created a vacuum in my childhood. But I’m grateful that I had my mum and she did all she could to make sure that I lacked nothing.”

She recalled how her father never lived up to expectations in taking care of his responsibilities as her father. She said that on different occasions when she made demands from him, he made promises to her which he never kept.

When I was younger, I met him and I told him I wanted a pair of shoes for Christmas and he told me, he was going to buy me three or four pairs. My excitement knew no bounds when he said that. Guess what? He never fulfilled that promise; I waited for those shoes for a very long time, but they never came. At a point I asked my mum, and she said, listen, if he wanted to do as he said, your shoes would have gotten here a long time ago, so better move on. At another time, while he was in London I asked him to take me with him. And he told me not to worry, that he would come for me. I waited and waited, and he never did. The two times he ever promised me something when I was growing up, he failed to fulfill them. That has never left my mind.”

She also revealed that her father had kids with other women, saying,

While I was in school, I had a brother in my class and I never knew. We both didn’t know, until one day when a teacher told us and then showed us our records as proof”.

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