Marriage they say is the union between two loving partners. Partners who have vowed before man and God to be with each other during the good and the worse.
But then, as humans, not everything goes as planned and we find couples who were so in love on their wedding day filing for divorce just months after their wedding – some separate in days.
This article brings you a list of your favourite celebrities whose marriages crashed within a few months of their union.
The Nollywood actor’s marriage could not go beyond a year when it hit the rocks because he cheated on his wife with a fellow actress Bukky Awoyemi. It was a very sad ending to what was thought to be a blissful marriage.
His marriage lasted for nearly a year. It failed because he allegedly cheated on his wife with a fellow actress Bukky Awoyemi. His wife Raliat lamented:
“I am sad, frustrated, and I don’t know where to start from. What did I do to deserve this? I gave my all, or is it a sin to love someone who claims to love you. Damola and I didn’t have any issues, neither did we have any major quarrels, just the normal ups, and downs that married couples have. But I started feeling uneasy few weeks to our wedding anniversary when he rarely picked my calls nor replied my SMS promptly, and will only call me back in the middle of the night.
“Gists started filtering into my ears that Damola was seeing Bukky, but I ignored them. But when my husband wouldn’t change, I asked him and he denied that the only thing between them is work, until Damola’s brother’s girlfriend called me to tell me that Damola actually brought Bukky to Osogbo and they went to Damola’s uncle’s home where she made dinner for him before they retired into the room to make love. And it started to make sense to me because like thrice in the middle of the night I had seen Bukky’s text messages to Damola saying I miss you, I love you and can’t wait to see you, but I allowed it to slide because guys in the industry are in the habit of calling themselves darlings and all.
“But I knew I was in serious trouble was when I came home for our anniversary, and Damola didn’t pick me at the airport. On getting home, I noticed that Damola had packed all our wedding pictures and all my properties into the guest room. While waiting for him, I took a look at his iPad and, behold, I read his messages, with Bukky talking about the romantic getaways, the fact that he does not want me again and him professing love to Bukky. l was home for 30 days, and Damola only slept home once.
Later, I heard he was with Bukky in Magodo. I went to see his parents but got a shocker as they told me point-blank that they would only want what their son wants, and all my parents’ efforts to make peace with his parents were turned down. I have not spoken to Damola for over 70 days as he neither picks my call nor replies my SMS.”
Damola and Bukola welcomed a set of twins together back in 2015. Till date, Raliat has not conceded to a divorce and it was gathered that she (Raliat) has moved on and is now dating a rich Nigerian who owns a record label in Lagos.
The couple—Bukola and Damola— remains unmarried but are live-in-lovers even five years after their betraying Raliat.
One of the finest actresses Chiege Alisigwe married Tony Ebbe, a senior police officer in 2002 but unbelievably the marriage collapsed just 3-months later.
“The marriage did not work out. The marriage was consummated in 2002. For me, it is past tense and I won’t talk much about it. We were incompatible and it didn’t work,” she told nigerianfilms.com.
“I had conceived the baby in my womb before we fell apart three months later, so I had the baby and have taken care of her all by myself since she was born. When I am working, she stays with my sister, and, as soon as I am back from location, I take her. She lives with me and I love her so much. In fact, she is my jewel.”
Oluwadamilola Adekoya, who is popularly known as Princess was married to Jeremiah Adeshola, a Yoruba movie actor/producer. Their marriage hit the rocks in 2013. The comedian revealed that they have been having issues since the wedding day but she still remained in it hoping that it would get better but they couldn’t work out as a couple hence the reason for the separation.
Speaking in a video on Bar Room Therapy, Princess noted how cyberbullying contributed to her marriage crash and added that on the morning of her wedding, she was called ugly by online trolls. She said several people thought the union lasted for seven months but it did not.
She said “The only time I felt bad about my fame was when my marriage ended. I felt if I weren’t this popular; people wouldn’t have talked about it”.
She said that her ex-husband, Adesola Jeremiah, should not be labeled as her ex as they were only together for less than a month!
“I don’t think you should call him my ‘ex-husband’ because we were together for less than one month. An ex-husband is somebody you marry, and after three years or more, you separate. Anyway, I don’t know where he is. We have moved on.”
Princess revealed that the union ended prematurely due to irreconcilable differences, but admitted that she did actually love him.
Nollywood actress who was married to an ex-Nigerian footballer, Ato Ubby ended her one-month marriage. Uche who was heavily pregnant when her 10 months old marriage packed up, revealed why she walked out.
“My marriage was full of lies. I cannot tell you in detail what those lies were if that’s what you’re trying to make me do but it was based on lies. It’s a pity it didn’t work out. I didn’t go into the marriage to crash it. I wanted a family; I wanted a loving home and a loving husband. That was why I went into it in the first place but as nature would have it, I didn’t get any of those. I still thank God my head is intact,” she told reporters.
“If you want a solid marriage, it must be built on honesty and trustworthiness. If not, it’s definitely going to crash. If it doesn’t crash today, it will crash tomorrow, so the lies are my reasons.
“Well, it was good while it lasted; he was a good man to me. I felt all I saw was all I was supposed to see, but later when one thing led to another and things started unfolding, I started finding out that everything was not what it seemed. Every relationship, you have problems in-between, there is no relationship that just goes on smoothly. In the process of friendship and dating, we had issues that we resolved but when we took it to the next level, we just couldn’t hold it together. There are things you can hide as friends but as a married couple, it is impossible because so many other things like families are involved”.
The single mum says she will definitely get back into marriage when she finds someone that she’s going to be happy with as she wouldn’t want another experience where her marriage crashes .
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