Not everyone gets lucky with their first shot at love and marriage but these actors chose to give marriage second (and third) chances. Some of these marriages courted controversy but the couple ps seem determined to defy all odds and get their happily ever after.
In the light of Femi Adebayo‘s second marriage yesterday, here is a list of 10 Nollywood actors and actresses that have remarried.
1. Stephanie Okereke Linus
The Nollywood filmmaker was once married to former Super Eagles player Chikelue Iloenyosi. They got married in 2004 and divorced about six years after. She later married Linus Idahosa in April 2012 and they have a son together.
2. Clarion Chukwura
Clarion was married to one Mr Abiola who she divorced in 2003, then Femi Oduneye who she married in February 2004 and got divorced from in 2010 (They had a brief period of separation and reunion within those six years). The actress is now married to Anthony Boyd. They got married in USA in April 2016.
3. Monalisa Chinda
The actress and TV show host got divorced from Dejo Richards in 2009 based on claims of domestic abuse. She got remarried in February 2016 to Victor Tonye Coker.
4. Ibrahim Chatta
Nollywood actor Ibrahim Chatta was married to the daughter of ex-governor of Kwara State, Salamatu Lafiaji from April 2013- September 2014. Salamatu cited domestic violence and abandonment as grounds for the divorce. Ibrahim is now married to actress Lizzy Berry.
5. Foluke Daramola
The Nollywood actress was married to Babatunde Sobowale from 2005-2008. She got divorced from him based on claims of domestic abuse. She is now married to Kayode Salako (2014).
6. Lola Alao
Lola was married to Dare Ogunlana. They got divorced and she married Wale Ajibola in 2013.
7. Stella Damasus
The actress and singer’s first husband, Jaiye Aboderin died in 2004. She took another shot at marriage in 2008 with Emeka Nzeribe but the marriage packed up after a year. There are unconfirmed reports that she is now married to actress Doris Simeon‘s ex husband, Daniel Ademinokan.
8. Tchidi Chikere
Tchidi was married to Sophia till 2012. The divorce and his remarriage made rounds because Sophia claimed that Tchidi had been cheating on her while they were still married with actress and his present wife, Nuella Njubigbo. Tchidi and Nuella got married in March 2014.
9. Funke Akindele
Jenifa star, Funke Akindele was married to property magnate Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede from May 2012- July 2013. The marriage was short lived due to alleged infidelity on Oloyede’s part. Funke got married to music producer Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC) on August 23, 2016 in a secret ceremony in London.
10. Femi Adebayo
He was married to the mother of his three children, Khadijat Adebayo till 2008 before they got a divorce. He got married to businesswoman Omotayo Sanusi yesterday, October 9, 2016.