Nigerian Celebrity Couples Who Are Separated But Are Still Very Close Friends

Falling in love, getting married, having kids together, after going through alot of hard times together as a couple and you get separated or divorced, can be really devastating and depressing. Alot of celebrities who fell in love and ended up getting married are seen everywhere both in Nigeria and abroad. They either meet through another celebrity friend, in a movie together, or have been ‘crushing’ on each other for a long time.



We are used to estranged celebrity couples calling each other out on social media after a failed marriage or relationship but a few of these guys surprise many by having a cordial relationship maybe because of the kids involved. We will be looking at 5 celebrity couples who have gone their separate ways but still have a cordial relationship.

1. Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro



This is one union everyone saw as a marriage made in heaven from the dating phase to the day they both said I do and a few months after the wedding. Well, just like some failed celebrity marriages we know, the union between Lilian Esoro and Ubi Franklin ended abruptly. Even though these guys have never come out openly to disclose anything about their failed marriage, they have continued to have a cordial relationship. They have been occasionally spotted at events together and even send each other birthday messages.



2. Fred Amata and Ibinabo Fiberesima



After his failed marriage to media personality, Agatha Amata, it didn’t take long before he found love again in the hands of fellow actor, Ibinabo Fiberesima. However, it didn’t take long before the marriage hit the rocks. The couple, however, has a daughter, Zino from that union and have since moved on to better things. Despite being separated, the couple still share a special relationship may be because of their daughter. During Fred Amata’s last birthday, Ibinabo took to her Instagram where she celebrated him and she had nice words to say about him.



3. Saheed Balogun and Fathia Balogun



Saheed Balogun and Fathia Balogun are probably one of the oldest separated couples on this list as they were seen as one of the biggest celebrity couples back in the days. After a number of years together, they both went their separate ways even though Fathia retained his name for a while until recently. Since their separation, they have had a cordial relationship and there have even been speculations of their possible reunion. At the beginning of 2018, they were both spotted at Mercy Aigbe’s birthday party dancing together and Saheed even sprayed Fathia cash on the dance floor to the admiration of the guest present.



4. Daniel Ademinokan and Doris Simeon


For Daniel Ademinokan and Doris Simeon, we all know their marriage went from one admired celebrity union to a messy one. There were accusations from both quarters blaming each other over the collapse of the marriage but at the end, they all moved on. Daniel is presently married to Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus and they both reside in the United States of America. However, the relationship between Daniel and Simeon has apparently taken a new turn as they were both spotted recently hanging out in New York with their son and they both looked like they have settled their differences.



5. Femi Kuti and Funke Kuti


Femi Kuti’s marriage to Funke Kuti was one of the most beautiful celebrity marriages by in the 1990s as they both looked great together. However, things got messy, the news of infidelity began to filter the air, and they parted ways. Their union produced their son, Made. Funke didn’t change her name as she retained her husband’s name till date and they both have a very cordial relationship as she is said to still attend Femi’s family occasions and events.



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