Nollywood actress Ruby Ojiakor has addressed the rumors linking her to the late actor Junior Pope, who tragically died in a boat accident while on set. Speculation arose that Ruby was romantically involved with Junior Pope after she persistently advocated for justice following his death.

The rumors gained traction when Junior Pope’s wife, Jennifer, unfollowed Ruby on Instagram shortly after her husband’s funeral.

In a video message shared on her Instagram page, Ruby firmly denied any romantic relationship with Junior Pope. She emphasized that he was never her boyfriend and debunked claims about him being the father of her child, Royalty.

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“Junior Pope was never my boyfriend. There was no intimacy between us. We never dated. Junior Pope was never my intimate friend. He was just my friend, more than a friend, my big brother,” Ruby clarified.

She also addressed the rumors about her daughter’s paternity. “I see a lot of posts, people screenshot and send them to me, claiming he [Junior Pope] is Royalty’s father. I just laughed. How can people think this way? Please and please, Junior Pope is not Royalty’s father. He’s not my daughter’s father. I just want to clarify this,” she stated.