Being A Celeb & Getting Married

We’re all aware of how celebrity marriages crash shortly after the big spend. It started as a Hollywood thing but has gradually crept into the high society scene all around the world, Nigeria included. The latest being that of our dear Jenifa.

Shouldn’t be news that it’s been confirmed, Funke Akindele and Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede are no longer a couple. She kept mum for a long time, failing to affirm or debunk the reports that she and her property developer husband of just over a year had split. The actress finally released a statement via her publicist Ayo Ola-Muhammed.

The Official Statement read;

“Dear Friends,
On behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she’s now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife. She hereby urges her fans and all concerned to pray and wish her the best as she moves on in her career. Kindly note that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected.

Thank you.
Sincerely yours,
Ayo Ola- Muhammed,
Principal Consultant
NEECEE Entertainment”

She did also insist that she never sent any SMS debunking the reports.

“I do not know who sent out that sms denying that my marriage is over.”

And then she confirmed that indeed the marriage had ended.

“Yes my marriage has crashed”

Funny thing is, it was obvious to some people that it wouldn’t last. I heard gist along that line. Also heard, though unconfirmed, that over 40million naira was spent on the wedding making it the most expensive celebrity wedding for that year!

What was the vow, “for better of course” ? It’s like nobody likes “for worse” these days, especially celebrities who have ‘been there and done that’ and so cannot really put up with anyone’s cow dung.

Another recent failed marriage is that of Chika Ike who yesterday announced her divorce on social media. Doris Simeon as well, didn’t have it so good with Daniel Ademinokan. We may not even have to go farther back as Saheed and Faithia Balogun.

The question is “what really does it take for these celebs (ladies especially) to keep their marriages? Many of them give birth to children for men they aren’t married to and seemingly prefer to remain as single parents.

The problem I deduce is that being a celeb brings money and fame, and consequently, pride. It would be difficult for a man to stick with a woman with seemingly higher ego. Being a celeb as well comes with deluge of rumours which will take a strong mind to handle. Unfortunately, most of our celebs aren’t trying in that aspect, or maybe it’s their partners who aren’t..or its probably just part of being a celeb to have failed marriages; you know, the stereotype. Maybe that’s why most male celebs don’t marry on time. So, having 2 minute marriages is as sought after as a pair of Louboutins? If a celeb doesn’t have relationship and marriage scandals, they haven’t arrived? One has to wonder what exactly goes wrong.

I hesitate to really pass judgment, because I really have no idea about people’s relationships, but obviously, a lot of understanding is missing. Trust too, I think.

Kudos to people with long standing maritals like Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Olu and Joke Jacobs, Sauce Kid, to mention a few. We can only hope and pray for fresh couples like 2face, Uche Jombo and the rest to keep up with their spouses “for better for worse”

GLOWnaija crew


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About Olumide Lawrence

OLUMIDE LAWRENCE is a writer, an artiste and a publicist. Started out as a PLAYER, now I am a Relationship COACH. Follow me on twitter @ilummynation and instagram @glowville Facebook: Olumide ilummynation Lawrence. BBM: 2A3B059E, 7E15126B.

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