Posted by News Express | 16 July 2013 | 6,484 times
Another celebrity marriage has crashed almost as soon as it was contracted amid fanfare. This time it is that of Nollywood diva Funke Akindele, who married Lagos grassroots politician and businessman Kehinde Oloyede with much fanfare a year ago.
Reports of a crack in the controversial marriage have made the social media lately, and this morning celebrity blog lailas.com reported that the celebrated union has finally packed up. According to the blog:
“Funke’s ex hubby Kehinde Oloyede announced the end of the marriage on Facebook earlier on today.
“ 'He had written:
“ 'It’s with heavy heart that am announcing the separation of me and ma wife Mrs Olufunke Akindele.
“ 'We’ve both agreed to go our separate ways coz of irreconcilable differences. We still best of friends and we 4ever remain gud friends.
“ 'Am doing just fine, gettn along without u, don't need u anymore in ma life. U d greatest mistake av made in recent time.'
"Funke has already changed her BB name from Mrs Funke Akindele to Everybody loves Jenifa.
“And reason for their breakup has been attributed to problems they started having after Kehinde had a baby with another woman, after he got married to Funke.
“A lot of people speculated the marriage wasn't going to last though.
"Owing to the fact that Funke isn't Kehinde's first wife, Kehinde had five kids already as at when they got married.
“Then in October 2012, news broke that a Lagos trader, Modinat Nike Dada, was pregnant for Kehinde, same time Kehinde’s first wife was pregnant for him, her 2nd child, his sixth child.
“The pressure and backlash on Funke from Nigerians was just too much that Funke had to speak out to justify her marrying someone else's husband.
“She had told Genevieve Magazine back then that:
“ ‘My husband has never been married. I am the woman he got married to. I was married properly. A lot of negative comments came from sadists who want to run their mouths. So because I am a Youth Ambassador or a Celebrity, I can’t have my life?
“ ‘It is my life. If I do things because people want me to, I will end up unhappy. I do what I do because I want to be happy. I would still continue to teach morals and campaign against HIV/AIDS and enlighten the youths. It doesn’t make me bad; that is even if it is, because I can tell you authoritatively that my husband is not married to anyone else.
“ ‘Yes, he has beautiful children, who are not mine now and we have a cordial relationship, which dates back to even before we got married.
“ ‘So what if he has kids? Is that a disease? That is where my heart is! I had many non-biological children even before I got married. I take them as my own children, pay their bills and help them. I have always loved children. So now that God has given me these ones, what should I do?
“Will people be happier if I had married someone who didn’t have children, seem so perfect, put on my make-up and fake smile on the red carpet and start weeping when I get home? And about my in-laws, they are very wonderful and supportive and my parents and siblings as well.’ ”
•Photo shows Kehinde and Funke when the going was good.
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