Popular musician, Adekunle Gold has cleared the air on alleged romantic links with now Mrs Adesua Etomi-Wellington.
Rumours had become rife after the artiste shared a social media update in the wake of the announcement of Adesua’s and Banky W’s engagement.
The YBNL act lamented in the Twitter post that the actress did not give him the chance to meet the conditions for her to accept his advances before announcing her engagement to Banky W.
The actress had reportedly demanded his tweet earn 50,000 retweets as a condition for her to accept his overtures, he disclosed.
But Adekunle Gold told The Punch that it was all friendly banter.
He said, “People do not know if Adesua is just my friend. They wouldn’t know if my tweet was just banter or if it was real.
“I guess a lot of people thought it was real and I was asking Adesua out online. Why would I do that?
“We were just joking and she is my friend. I even tweeted when she got engaged that I ’d not even got the 50, 000 retweets she asked for and she was already engaged. It was just banter but I guess people see what they want to see. Adesua and I never dated; we were/are just friends.
“If we had dated, I would have definitely worked towards marrying her. I mean, who would not want to marry Adesua? That is ‘if ’ we had dated but that was never the case.”
However, Adekunle Gold refused to confirm or deny Simi dating rumours, saying that confirming or denying it would only expose a part of his life that he would rather keep private.
He said, “I don’t have to tell you if I am dating Simi or not. I cannot reveal my girlfriend’s identity because it could be that she does not want to be known.
“It could be that I want that aspect of my life to be a secret. People know and love me because of my music.
“I cannot be married for 10 years and people would not eventually find out. When the time is right , everyone would know who my love interest is.
“Let ’s assume that I am dating Simi, what if it does not work out? I ’d love to keep that part of my life secret.”