There are several opinions that celebrity marriages never last long. Considering the divorce rates and trends among Nigerian celebrities over the years, who would blame people with these opinions? As much as there are celebrity marriages that fail, there are a handful of celebrity marriages that have been great success. But today, focuses on the very high profile Nigerian celebrity divorces.
Stella Damascus and Emeka Nzeribe: Who else deserves to make this list if not the ever outspoken and sometimes controversial Nollywood actress and presenter, Stella Damasus. She has been in three different marriages. She’s in her third as we speak (controversially). Getting divorced from her second husband was the most dramatic as she decided to marry her third husband without properly divorcing the second one. And as a consequence her second husband Emeka Nzeribe wanted to sue her.
Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida: The popular OAP and Vlogger, Toke Makinwa was the victim in this disastrous end to a relatively lowkey marriage which saw the husband cursed by people who have never met him while Toke was consoled by people who probably used to hate her or indifferent about her. The marriage collapsed after Maje’s secret relationship with his ex-girlfriend became public knowledge in the most bizarre manner; the news that he has impregnated her. When the news came out, everyone knew exactly what will become of the marriage.
Ini Edo and Phillip Ehiagwina: The Nollywood actress and her husband, Phillip finally called it quits after being married for about 6 years. The 6 years duration the marriage lasted actually beat many predictions. Rumours from both parties alleged the marriage split to be as a result of infidelity on Ini’s part and Phillip sponging off Ini’s finances. But last week, Ini came out to say the marriage collapsed because of her in-laws. At this point, it will be very interesting to hear what the ex-husband will say.
Funke Akindele and Kehinde Oloyede: The engagement between this two was pretty much seen as two lines which should never have met, hence the reason it lasted only a while. After only one year which was plagued by several unpalatable rumours, Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele popularly known as Jenifa admitted to the long insinuated break-up. Back then, her publicist, Ayo Ola-Muhammed released a statement saying “…We want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife,”.
Fathia Balogun and Saidi Balogun: This is arguably the most eventful/controversial divorce on Nigeria’s entertainment scene. These two have been separated for years yet did not become legally divorced until recently when a Lagos court gave the ruling. The whole divorce issue got even more controversial when Fathia said she won’t drop Balogun as her name.
Adapted from Information Nigeria