Celebrity Couples Holding The Love Fort
It is not unusual for celebrity marriages to crash. In fact, these days, it’s almost expected. But despite the downfall of many, a few notable Nigerian celebrity marriages have been able to stand the test of time, and they continue to live exemplary lives for the younger generations to emulate.
As we approach the much- anticipated Valentine’s Day, Allure Vanguard shares the inspiring love story of these 10 celebrity couples, who in the midst of all marital tribulations held their love forte.
Olu and Joke Jacobs
The union of veteran actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, is a shining celebrity marriage with an exemplary love life. Having recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, and three kids, the couple have earned their bragging rights. In a recent interview, Joke shared some lessons marriage has taught her. “The journey has been incredible and extremely interesting. It has also been one of learning. When my storms came, it was also a learning curve for both sides (my husband and I), we both had to learn to forgive each other.
I learnt that marriage is not a destination; it’s a continuous journey, and somehow, it seems like the enemy knows that, so he says, “So, you weathered this storm, let me throw another one, let me see whether you will weather this one,” she said.
Jay Jay and Nkechi Okocha
Former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Azuka “Jay Jay” Okocha and his beautiful wife, Nkechi have been married for 22 years.
They tied the knots while he was still plying his professional football trade in Europe. Nkechi has been nothing but loving and supportive throughout his career.
Now that he is retired, Okocha spends more quality time with his wife and their two children, Daniela and Ajay.
RMD and Jumobi Damijo
Richard Mofe-Damijo, who is fondly called RMD after his initials, is not only a talented actor, but also, a happy family man. A few years after his first wife, May Ellen-Ezekiel passed on in 1996, RMD found love again in Jumobi Adegbesan who was then, a famous television personality. It’s been a smooth sail for the couple and they are blessed with four children. With an older son from his previous relationship, that makes Richard Mofe-Damijo a happy father of five.
Speaking on what begets happy marriage, RMD says, partners should endeavor to listen to each other and be open with themselves.
Charly Boy and Diane Oputa
Two years ago, Nigerian showbiz maestro and Rights activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, officially walked his American wife, Diane, down the aisle after 40 years of living together with three lovely kids and marriage vows at the Chapel of Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer Catholic Church in Gwarimpa, Abuja.
Omotola and Matthew Ekeinde
Twenty-four years in marriage has been an enjoyable experience for Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her darling husband Capt. Matthew Ekeinde.
The lovely couple who are also in the spotlight has four kids; two boys and two girls.
Just like Omoni Oboli, Omosexy as Omotola is fondly called, flaunts her happy home on social media to the admiration of the young ones.
What is her secret maintaining a happy home, Omotola had this to say, “Just pray to God that you meet the right person because no matter how good you are, a bad person will bring out the worst in you and trust me, there’s a demon in everyone.”
Kanu and Amara Nwankwo
Retired Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo and his wife, Amara, have been happily married for almost 16 years.
They got married Tuesday, July 2, 2004 and have three beautiful children together.
The football star always uses every available opportunity to tell his fans on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, about how blessed to he is to have such a wonderful family.
Tunde and Wunmi Obe
Come, June 25, Tunde and Wunmi Obe aka T.W.O, would be marking their 22nd wedding anniversary. The talented musicians got hitched way back in 1998 and they are still thrilled to be together 22 years. that During one of their anniversaries, Tunde’s commemorative message on social media, expressed his gladness for having the right person to fulfil his life’s dreams.
“All our dreams came true, sweetheart. Couldn’t have had a better person by my side through this life’s journey. You get me! I Love You till infinity and beyond!” his tweet read.
Fela and Tara Durotoye
Tara Fela-Durotoye and her heartthrob Adetokunbo Olufela Durotoye got married on 12th of May, 2001. The two love birds are blessed with three amazing boys; Mobolurin, Deilade and Morolaoluwa. Fela-Durotoye. Fela Durotoye is a Business Consultant and leadership expert. A year ago, he ventured into the murky waters of politics as a presidential candidate.
Only few women have been able to hold both home and business front together and Tara is one of them; she has a good grip on both the home and business front.
Omoni and Nnamdi Oboli
It is unarguable, that the romance and bond are still quite strong for Omoni Oboli and her husband. They have been married for almost 20 years. Omoni Oboli, a famous actress cum movie producer, stops at nothing to always celebrate her husband Nnamdi Oboli and of course, her 3 grown sons. On their 18th wedding anniversary, Omoni expressed her immense gratitude, while looking forward to a future filled with an undying love for her partner. “18 years later, you still make me deliriously happy! I couldn’t have married a better man! The woman I am today, I owe it all to God and you! I love you endlessly. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. My hero! Forever beckons,” she wrote.
Darey and Deola Art-Alade
R&B star, Darey and his serial entrepreneur wife, Deola Art-Alade, got married in February 2007 and are blessed with two lovely children. They have been married for about 13 years now. Darey is eight years younger than his wife, Deola, yet they have guarded their union so pricelessly.
Hinting on the top secret of their enviable marriage, Darey said this in one of his recent interviews: “I’m the king, she is the queen. In as much as we push each other, we encourage each other, we support each other, and she is one of the most brilliant minds that I’ve ever met, and I’ve met a lot of people in my lifetime, but nobody like her. She really is one of a kind, especially when it comes to seeing things that you don’t see.”