There are no walls with love, no barriers…nothing, be it race or religion. Over time, the world has evolved and even society/culture has no say when it comes to what the heart wants. Nigerian celebrities so far have proven this as quite a number of them are either happily married to foreigners.
Here are 10 famous Nigerian celebrities who found love across the borders and have held on to it:
1. Regina Askia
Nigerian-born, American-based registered nurse (RN), healthcare and educational activist, television producer, writer, and public speaker, who found fame as an actress and model.
Askia-Williams is married to American Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Williams, nephew of Ron Everette and grandson of Fess Williams; together the couple have two children – daughter Teesa Olympia and son Rudolph Junior. Askia-Williams’s other daughter, model Stephanie Hornecker, is from a previous relationship.
2. Ufuoma McDermott
Nollywood actress and model born in Benin City to Nigerian parents hails from Delta State in Nigeria.
Ufuoma Ejenobor got married on 23 April 2010 to Steven McDermott. Ufuoma and Steven McDermott have two children: Son Isio Jared (born 10 October 2012) and daughter Kesiena (born 8 August 2015).
3. Uche Jombo
Uche is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer born in Abia state. Uche Jombo married American born Kenney Rodriguez in 2012 in Puerto Rico and they both have a son together, Matthew Rodriguez.
4. Anita Hogan
She is a Nollywood actress, known for Immoral Act 2 (2005), Silent for Life 2 (2004) and America Visa 2 (2004). Hogan and her Dutch husband Ted have two children – a two-year-old boy born back in January 2011 and a girl birthed at a private clinic at her hometown in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State in September 2011.
Hogan and Ted tied the knot in 2006.
5. Susan Peters
Award-winning Nigerian actress with over 50 credits in Nollywood movies. She is a star on Nigerian TV, a successful model, interior designer and beauty salon owner.
Susan Peters got married to her Dutch fiancé, Koen Croon in Lagos on October 10 2015.
6. Ik Ogbonna
The Nigerian actor and model is from Abia state. Ik Ogbonna got married to a Columbian, Sonia Morales on June 29, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. They have a child together.
7. Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi
Nigerian supermodel was M Net Face of Africa in 1998. Oluchi Orlandi got married to Italian fashion designer, Luca Orlandi in 2005. They have two children.
8. Chioma Toplis
Nollywood actress and entrepreneur who shuttles between her residence in London and Lagos. Chioma Toplis is married to UK born Engineer, Andrew Toplis and they have three children together.
9. Karen Igho
Actress, a Business Woman, a Presenter on Naija FM Radio Station is an Ambassador for GoTV.Karen Igho married Czech Republican citizen, Jaroslav Rakos in 2014. They have a child together.
10. Tosyn Bucknor
‘Area Mama’ On-air personality works at Top Radio 90.9. She is the only female radio presenter in Nigeria who handles a morning show by herself.
Tosyn Bucknor and her French fiancé Aurélien Boyer tied the knot in 2015.
Indeed, love does not obey the rules of barriers.
Photo Credit: Celebrities’ Instagram Pages