By Patricia Uyeh
Living in a society where women are meant to be seen not heard, the men are expected to be muscular, stronger, husky and older. There used to be stigma attached to being married to younger man. Well, nowadays the stigma is fast fading away. Gone are the days when marriage was solely for an older man and a younger woman. Love is taking front seat and age is relegated to the back seat. As they say, age is nothing but a number, isn’t it?
Here are the list of five celebrity women who are married( dating) to their equally famous partners that are way younger than them in age:
Kaffy and Joseph Ameh:
Celebrity dancer and Guiness book record holder, Kafayat Shafau aka Kaffy got married to Psquare drummer, Joseph ‘Pappy J’ Ameh on June 2, 2012 in Lagos. Kaffy is actually eight years older than her husband but the age difference doesn’t seem to show at all.
The couple are happily married with two children, a boy and a girl.
Lola Omotayo and Peter Okoye:
Before now, Lola Omotayo was at the receiving end of people’s criticism ever since her relationship with Psquare’s Peter Okoye was under public glare. She is said to be at least six years older than the singer. They had been dating for many years before tying the knot.
The couple got married on November 19, 2013, in a traditional marriage ceremony and had their civil ceremony on January 2015. They have two children together, Cameron and Aliona.
Deola Ayeni and Dare Art Alade:
Deola Ayeni, an entrepreneur, married R&B singer, Dare Art Alade on February 17, 2007. Deola is eight years older than her husband. The couple have been married for nine years and are blessed with two beautiful children. Darey had attributed the success of his annual show ”Love like a movie” to his wife.
Ann Njemanze and Silver Ojieson:
Nollywood actress, Ann Njemanze made us stay glued to our televisions in the 90s while she was married to popular actor, Segun Arinze. However, after their divorce, Njemanze went out of the Nollywood scene. She got married to her new husband, Silver Ojieson, in 2013, and she admitted to journalist that he’s five years younger than her.
Toyin Lawani and Trigga Kess:
Toyin Lawani, the multi-talented entrepreneur and step-daughter of veteran singer, Shina Peters, was dating Trigga Kess( a budding artiste) who is 10 years younger than her. Toyin Lawani has a son with her younger lover.
She was once the subject of ridicule because of the obvious age difference between her and her partner but the feisty businesswoman seemed unperturbed.
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