Actor Yul Edochie does not seem bothered by the backlash he is receiving after he revealed he welcomed a son with another woman.

In a post on social media, the actor praised himself for owning up to his actions as “real men” do.

Yul Edochie stated that fake men rather hide women and deceive them. Unlike these men, he praised himself for being a “man” and taking responsibility for his actions.

Real men own up, take responsibility - Yul Edochie says after backlash

“Real men own up and take responsibility. Fake men dey hide for back dey run am. EZEDIKE! Na man you be,” the actor wrote.

On Wednesday, Yull Edochie surprised many fans and followers when he revealed on Instagram that he had married another woman and they share a son.

“His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE. Born by my second wife @JudyAustin and I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children,” he wrote.

Real men own up, take responsibility - Yul Edochie says after backlash
Yul Edochie with his son Dike

Reports indicate that Yul Edochie and Judy Austin met on a movie set.

Real men own up, take responsibility - Yul Edochie says after backlash
Yul Edochie’s second wife, Judy Austin

The announcement did not sit well with his first wife, with whom he has been married for nearly 18 years.

“May God judge you both,” she reacted to the news.

Some fans, who sympathised with May, chastised the actor for having kids with another woman.

Yul, the last child of veteran actor Pete Edochie, married his wife at the young age of 22 after they both dated for six years. Yul and May met in 1998.

Real men own up, take responsibility - Yul Edochie says after backlash
Yul and May Edochie (Credit: Instagram/@mayyuledochie)

Yul and May, in their 17 years of marriage, were blessed with four children Danielle, Kambi, Karl, and Victory Edochie.

Meanwhile, the actor has assured his first wife that she still holds the number one spot in his heart after unveiling a second wife, Judy Austin.

“NUMBER ONE. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ @mayyuledochie. Undisputed,” he captioned his post.

Meanwhile, May Yul Edochie has reportedly unfollowed her husband on Instagram.