Lanre back in November 2015 revealed he met the popular actress through a friend, Muyiwa.
Lanre in an interview with City People back in November 2015 revealed he met the popular actress through a friend, Muyiwa.
According to him, "Mercy was not into acting then. Mercy was a staff of Zenith bank for six months.
When I saw her with him, I told him 'I like this girl O', That day she didn't even answer.
I begged Muyiwa to that I want the girl to befriend me. I said I want to just be her friend. If you can link me to her I will give you N20, 000.
He said he has talked to her and she doesn't need a boyfriend but a husband. He took me to her house in Maryland on getting there she refused to talk to me.
I met one lady Bimbo. I told her to talk to Mercy that if she agrees I will give her N50,000. Mercy came to my car, she said, "Mr Lanre don't be angry. I have my fiancee. I can't double date.
The following week somebody just leaked the secret of the boyfriend to me that the guy has a wife in Ikorodu."
And that was how their love story began before domestic violence allegations arose.
Mercy filed a restraining order suit on April 25, 2017, against her husband and was finally given one on April 28, 2017.
The restraining order against her husband covers a one-mile radius.