The actress said that her late mother was older than her father but her mother often claimed to be younger so that people would not know.
Iyabo made this known in the recent edition of her vlog, ‘Bare it all with IY’.
She stated: “My dad’s name was Festus Adekunle Ogunro and he died about 19 years ago. My mum recently passed on at the age of 69. Do you know that my mum lied to me about her age? She actually cut two years off her age because she was older than my dad and she didn’t want us to know. She is gone and I miss her so much.”
The film star reflected on her past and explained how she left acting to continue her education after marriage with the birth of her children.
“In 1999, I met my husband and I got pregnant. We got married and I had my son. In 2000, I decided to go back to school and I registered for a part-time course at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos (Surulere campus).I was going to school, in addition to being married and doing business. I had to leave acting for a while because I had a baby and had to go back to school. In between that, I got pregnant again and had my beautiful daughter, Priscilla.”