Being extremely popular and wealthy doesn’t mean being happy in marriage. Let's take a look at Nollywood top actresses broken marriage stories and find out the names of the amazing ladies who had to divorce due to various reasons.
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Top 10 Nigerian actresses divorce
Here comes a selection of Nollywood stars who have recently divorced. By ‘recently,’ we consider the latest decade.
1. Toyin Aimakhu and Adeniyi Johnson
The famous and pretty actress and movie producer, Toyin Aimakhu looked so happy next to her second-half Adeniyi Johnson. The couple married 5 years ago, back in 2013. The celebrations were organized in Lagos, and the popular sweethearts were surrounded by their families. Everyone had hopes that their union would last for decades, but unfortunately, the happy story ended in 2015.
2. Tonto Dikeh and Churchill Oladunni
This actress and singer is loved by millions. When media found out about her marriage with Churchill Oladunni (he is a well-known businessperson in Nigeria), Nollywood fans were happy for the beautiful actress.
The couple tied the knot in the summer of 2015. No one could predict at that time that this union would last for less than a year because Tonto and Churchill divorced in 2016. They have a child, and we are sure that both parents love their baby no matter what nasty rumors surround their divorce.
3. Kate Henshaw and Roderick James Nuttal
This gorgeous actress from Nigeria is known across Africa. She was awarded the Best Actress by Africa Movie Academy 10 years ago.
She is also famous for her long marriage that lasted for twelve years. The woman was married to Roderick James Nuttal, but the two broke up in 2011, and their union officially ended with the divorce.
4. Ini Edo and Philip Ehiagwina
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The Nollywood star of over 100 films also has a marriage story that ended with a divorce. She used to be in the relationship with Philip Ehiagwina (you probably have heard about this businessperson), and the couple married 10 years ago. The union didn’t last forever. Ini Edo officially divorced in 2014.
We’ve heard some latest rumors about Ini falling in love after the unhappy ending, and if they are true – we wish her to never break up with her true love ever again (we won’t mention any names because there is no official confirmation about her current man).
5. Caroline Danjuma and Musa Danjuma
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The list of Nollywood actresses with an unhappy marriage story includes Caroline. She acted in many successful movies and finally met the love of her life. She married to Musa Danjuma 11 years ago. It seemed to everyone that the couple was extremely happy. They were raising several kids, but their son and daughters couldn’t preserve the marriage which broke up 2 years ago. The smart Nollywood star left a nice message on her Instagram account regarding this divorce and intelligently said that her man was the ‘luv’ of her life but their story was over.
6. Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry
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This Nollywood star married Lanre Gentry 5 years ago. While this union looked impressive at the first glance, there were many reports and stories all over the Internet about domestic violence in this family. It all ended in a crashed marriage in 2017. This break up was preceded by photographs of the actress’ beaten face. However, it is still not clear whether the couple has officially divorced or still married ‘on paper.’
7. Damilola Adegbite and Chris Attoh
Well-known for her ‘Flower Girl’ role, the popular Nigerian actress Damilola Adegbite also had an unhappy marriage story in her life. Back in 2015, she married another famous actor (from Ghana) Chris Attoh. It seemed that the two celebrities would be the happiest and most beautiful couple ever, but it didn’t work out between them. A year ago the couple had to split, and their marriage ended with an official divorce.
8. Monalisa Chinda and Segun Dejo-Richards
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Who doesn’t know about this beautiful movie producer and actress in Nigeria? Monalisa has both a sad and happy story of her love life. She used to be married to Segun Dejo-Richards, and that union was broken 9 years ago.
Luckily, the actress found strength in her heart to fall in love again and successfully married Tonye David two years ago.
9. Doris Simeon and Daniel Ademinokan
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An impressive Yoruba actress who got popular after her role in Nollywood movie Oloju Ede married film director Daniel Ademinokan. The couple met on set and seemed to love one another. They have a son, but the family is no longer together. Doris and Daniel officially separated in 2013.
10. Fathia Balogun and Saheed Balogun
The award-winning Nollywood actress married Saheed Balogun in 2000. It looked like a fairy tale at first. The two actors loved each other. Fathia gave birth to their two children, but their marriage got an official ending on documents, as the couple divorced in 2014.
You have learned about recently divorced actresses from Nollywood. These are unhappy stories of breakups of the decade. We believe that each woman deserves a strong and loving family, so we wish each Nigerian actress who has divorced true love.