Nigerians have been savouring with disenchantments, news of breakups and cracks in marriages and relationships of some notable celebrities in the country.
First News picked out five of these marriages that news about them have kept their fans, lovers and others talking and looked at how they all started and their present status.
1. Paul and Anita Okoye
Paul and Anita met at the university in 2004, Anita as at then just got into the higher institution while Paul was in his final year. The duo started dating in 2006 and got married eight years after, precisely on the 22 of March 2014.
The duo have constantly kept their marriage from the public to avoid ‘yam pepper scatter scatter’ and made sure they settle their issues amicably, as it is known that no marriage is perfect.
But a few weeks ago things changed and their divorce petition got leaked online; the documents showed that Anita is filing for a divorce.
This came as a shock because people didn’t expect it from them. It was said that the divorce is coming based on irreconcilable differences; it was also revealed that there is alleged infidelity from the husband Paul.
The couple have been together for 17 years and now they want to go their separate ways. ‘E choke’. For many of their fans and lovers it came as a shock but then, to those conversant with events in the world of celebrities, it is not so surprising because the entertainment industry has seen lots of divorce cases over time.
Meanwhile, the duo are blessed with three children. Anita and the kids are said to have relocated to The U.S; she is requesting for 7.8 million as spousal support monthly.
2. Alexx Ekubo and Fiancee Fancy Acholonu
Popular Nigerian actor and his model Fiancee also got Nigerians and people crushing on him talking on social media some weeks ago as his model Fiancee and old time girlfriend ditched him a few months to their traditional marriage, meant to come up in November.
Alexx had pop up the will you marry me question to his lover Fancy in Los Angeles, United States of America, and she said yes I will marry you. After the wedding date was picked, one thing led to another and the model and fashion icon broke up with him and unfollowed him on Instagram.
The reason behind the break up was not revealed, and Alexx himself haven’t said anything but there are speculations that the amazing actor is a (Gay).
3. Innocent and Aninie Idibia
2face and Annie started dating when she was 15 years old, while their relationship has had its ups and downs as 2Baba dated other women they remained together. Annie was seen in one of 2Face videos African Queen, as this can also be seen that the duo has come a very long way.
While dating Annie, 2face had two women that had children for him, Sumbo and Pero, the duo had five children for the legendary singer but 2Baba, ‘las-las’, decided to marry Annie in 2013 despite having kids with other women. His reasons for marrying Annie, the public was meant to understand’, was because she believed in him and stuck with him when he was nobody and even used to make due with just three sets of clothes.
However, the narrative changed a few days ago as Annie called out her husband on social media and this got husband family members and fans of the couple talking.
The mother of two called 2Baba out for infidelity, alleging her husband slept under the same roof in the U.S with one of his baby mama’s Pero when he went to see his kids.
Things became very messy as one of 2Face’s brothers, Charles also spoke his mind and said Annie has been assaulting his elder brother, adding that 2face is dying slowly and that Annie had prevented the husband’s family members from coming to their brother’s house. Charles also accused Annie and her mother of using Jazz (Charm) on his elder brother.
The actress and mother of two, however, later vowed she was going to scatter her marriage after she realised her husband had packed some of his belongings and traveled to America but allegedly lied to her that he was going for a shoot and will be back home soon.
People are not expecting this from the lovely couple but as it is in the Nigeria Entertainment industry and elsewhere, nothing comes as a shock because ‘wetin our eye never see!’
4. Nedu Wazobiafm and Uzo
Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, better known as Nedu Wazobiafm and his ex-wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri, have also been trending on social media for a couple of days now. The duo got married on the 4th of April, 2013, and went their separate ways in 2018.
Nedu’s estranged wife called him out, accused him of domestic violence and also said he is a stray dad. The mother of three also accused the On-Air Personality (OAP) of not fending for his kids.
Uzo accused Nedu of beating her after she underwent a Caesarian Section (CS) having a child, and stated that his mother was just there watching. She is also amazed why Nedu’s firm, Wazobia FM still allows him to host Marriage Talk Show, while he beats up his wife.
Nedu has, however, reacted to clear the air and said his marriage with her had a constant issue which was infidelity from the wife, and this made him run a DNA test and got to realise that his first child (Son) was not his.
The funny dude said they gave birth to their son during the period they got married only for him to find out later that the son was not his. Shock! He added that he has never for once hit Uzor but that the reverse was the case because she is the one that is guilty of domestic violence.
5. Tega Dominic and hubby
Tega Dominic, one of the evicted Big Brother Naija’s season 6 housemates and her husband also trended on social media these past days and her marriage seems to be shaking.
The married woman (Tega) while in the reality show was seen having illicit affairs with her fellow housemate Boma, their action got a lot of Nigerians talking, saying the mother of one didn’t behave as a married woman should do. Some people said she was a disgrace to her husband.
Her husband on the other hand said this was not the plan they had, he said she was permitted to ‘catch cruise’ in the house but not to the extent she did.
However, the duo were later seen kissing and hugging, an event that saw some Nigerians hailing the husband for reconciling with his wife despite all she has done while others are claiming that he is only pretending. .Hmmmmm! We hope their coming together is not just for the gram.
This is what has happened between your favorite celebrities in the past few weeks. It can be deduced that trust issues, infidelity, and other things are the cause of the palava.