Friends and family are crying foul as winner of Queen of Aso Nigeria 2014, an Abuja-based beauty pageant Florence Esu is engaged to her friend’s husband, Dr. Bright Echefu, four months after the friend died during pregnancy.
The pair got engaged this past Saturday, December 19, 2015 and invited Queen Of Aso Nigeria 2009 Jennifer Igwegbe and other members from the pageant’s management team.
Cindy Echefu, Bright’s late wife, died less than a month after turning 28 years old, this August, 2015, when she was pregnant with the couple’s third child.
The pair were close friends when Cindy was alive.
Friends and some family members, including Cindy’s cousin, have taken to Facebook and Instagram to pour out their suspicions and frustrations on Bright moving on too quickly, in their opinion.
A photo of his new fiancee is now his profile picture on his Instagram page.
He has replied,
“Engagement doesn’t mean we have been sleeping with each other. She is the only friend I can keep in the care of kids.”
He also added his late wife’s family fully supports him and even his late wife would support him if she was alive, saying,
“My late wife’s family are [sic] fully aware of this decision and they knew I did it for the sake of our kids” and “The Cindy I have known and loved so dearly is part of this decision.”
Here are screen shots of the comments and his replies, from Keep Calm Black is Beautiful Blog