When it comes to celebrity couples, there are those that give us the wow effect and there are those that make us fall in love, with love.
In the Nigerian film industry, what is more interesting than the obvious TV entertainment is the lives of these celebrities. The constant drama that surrounds their real life is almost as entertaining as their on-screen characters.
The numerous scandals and failed relationships in the industry discourages a lot of people from dating or getting married to these entertainers regardless of the circumstance.
Despite all the drama, there are still some celebrity couples who maintain a pretty healthy relationship and can easily be described as the perfect example of an ideal couple. In no particular order, here are 6 top celebrity couples that continue to prove to us that true love isn't dead:
1. Mercy Johnson Okijie and Prince Odianosen Okojie
When Mercy Johnson first came into the industry, she rapidly grew to become one of the most sort after actresses in the Nigerian film industry. Her curvy physique gained her the reputation as one of the hottest spinsters in Nollywood. However, Mercy Johnson broke a lot of hearts when she got engaged to Prince Odianosen Okojie who she met on a flight from France. According to her, it was love at first sight.
Despite the fact that these two were crazily in love with each other, it still didn't deter the belief people had about their marriage. For many people, it was a disaster waiting to happen. This was basically because of the rumour surrounding his first marriage and the fact that Mercy Johnson was somewhat perceived in the industry as very 'unstable' when it came to relationships.
Well, it's been 7 years with 3 beautiful children and the couple are still love struck as ever!
2. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Captain Matthew Ekeinde
Omosexy as she is fondly called, she is considered to be one of the greatest Nollywood actresses of all times. She got into Nollywood in the 90s and has managed to maintain a successful career ever since then. However, that is not the only thing she has managed to keep a good grip on. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and her pilot husband are arguable one of the most admired couples in Nollywood. She got married at the young age of 22 and while most husbands would rather hold on to the innocence of their wife and stop them from pursuing their dreams, Matthew Ekeinde was more than supportive of his wife's ambition.
Blessed with four beautiful children, Omotola and Matthew Ekeinde have continued to flourish in their love for each other. She recently turned 40 and her glow simply proves the presence of a scandal-free, happy and the presence of stability in her relationship.
A pilot and an actress have never given us so much joy!
3. Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs
Considered the father and mother of Nollywood, these two have continued to set the bar high when it comes to healthy and successful celebrity relationships. Both thespians, their love for each other transcends what the physical eyes can see or interpret.
The couple have been married for 30 years and they have just proven to Nigerians and the whole world that despite the drama that is known to follow celebrity relationships, it is still possible to make it work. Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs are the most celebrated couples with the cutest public display of affection.
These two were definitely a match made in heaven!
4. Banky W and Adesua Etomi
Nothing describes their relationship better than the phrase, 'love like a movie'. Although after their roles in The Wedding Party, a lot of people had hoped that they would date but nobody saw them actually being together. It was a mixture of pure joy, shock and a little bit of heartbreak for the hopefuls when they eventually announced their engagement.
Perhaps we were used to seeing Banky W as an everlasting bachelor that nobody expected the light-skinned angelic actress to change that. Their wedding literally stole the spotlight in the year 2017. It was what everybody talked about.
Their love story and lavish wedding ceremony gained them a lot of admiration from fans all over Nigeria.
People are definitely rooting for the 'BAAD' team!
5. Omoni Oboli and Nnamdi Oboli
Omoni Oboli can be described as the perfect white picket fence home maker with a dash of serious ambition. How she has managed her career as an actress, producer, script writer and director coupled with being a mother of 3 boys is simply a miracle.
They couple got married in the year 2000 and their love for each other only seems to keep growing. She is also one of the actresses in the industry who have managed to maintain a scandal-free relationship.
Perhaps, this is due to the fact that Omoni Oboli is more or a less a private woman whose life is not always in the spotlight.
6. Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz
The talented Funke Akindele stole a lot of hearts with her acting prowess. The ability to interpret her roles perfectly is something to wonder. It is safe to say nobody saw her rapid success in the industry coming. She is a well loved celebrity and it was for this reason it broke the hearts of many when her first marriage came crashing down barely a year after.
It had 'typical Nollywood relationship' written all over. However, just when people thought she had given up on love, she stunned us once again as she made her relationship with long time childhood friend, JJC Skillz, public. The two got married in the year 2016 and it has been blissful so far.
She was even believed to be pregnant at some point but eventually lost the child. Regardless of this, the couple is still waxing strong.
These are a few of Nollywood's favourite who continue to hold that candle of hope for people who believe in love. The beauty of their relationship is not the lack of problems, but their ability to work through these problems proving that love is indeed a beautiful thing!
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