Relationships and marriages of top Nigerian celebrities suffered a series of setbacks in the year 2022.
Below are some celebrities whose marriages crashed due to irreconcilable differences and other factors.
Basketmouth And Elsie
Comedian, Bright Okpocha, on Thursday announced a breakup with his wife, Elsie Okpocha, after 12 years of marriage.
Basketmouth via his verified social media accounts announced an end to their marriage. He wrote,
“As much as it pains me to bring my personal life to the public space, this is an unavoidable situation. After much deliberations, my wife and I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.”
Funke Akindele and Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC)
Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz called it quits after six years of marriage.
JJC made the announcement via his official Instagram handle that he had separated from Akindele, stating that his marriage with Akindele has had issues for the last two years.
He also said he had to move out of their home three months prior to the announcement after Akindele insisted he did.
Funke, whose first marriage was to Lagos politician Kehinde Oloyede, is presently the running mate to the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.
Do2dtun and Omotayo
Omotayo, the wife of on-air-personality Kayode Oladotun popularly known as Do2dtun, filed for divorce over alleged forced abortion, domestic violence and emotional abuse.
The duo got married in 2013 and have two children together.
Korra Obidi and Justin Dean
In March, popular American-based Nigerian dancer and model, Anita Obidi Korra, popularly known as Korra Obidi, who was married to an American doctor and sports therapist, Dr Justin Dean, had her marriage crash a few days after welcoming their second child, a development that shocked many of their fans on social media.
Dean announced on his social media accounts that he was done with the marriage, reasons which he blamed on infidelity, narcissism, and lack of accountability.
Paul Okoye and Anita
Paul and Anita Okoye’s were married for eight years before a court in Abuja dissolved their marriage just four days ago.
In July however, Anita laid heavy allegations against her husband Paul, while filing for a divorce. Some of these included infidelity, fraud, and being an absent parent, among others.
Paul has also been seen recently with a new girlfriend
Saint Obi and Lydia
Veteran actor Saint Obi and his wife, Linda Amobi, also had a messy breakup this year.
They also battled over the custody of their three children after a divorce suit. The actor also alleged an attempt on his life by his estranged wife.
Julius Agwu and Ibiere Maclayton
Popular Nigerian actor and stand-up comedian, Julius Agwu confirmed his separation from his wife, Ibiere Maclayton, during an Instagram live session with popular Nigerian broadcaster and socialite, Ifedayo Olarinde, a.k.a Daddy Freeze.
Some of the factors and issues that led to celebrity marriages crashing are ego, lack of understanding, domestic violence, infidelity, financial independence, and pursuit of happiness or fame, among others