It is no longer News that Anita Okoye has filed for a divorce from Paul Okoye, her husband of 7 years.
Kemi Filani recalls that it was in the early hours of Friday, August 20, 2021, that the news of Anita Okoye’s divorce from music star, Paul Okoye hit the internet.
When Paul Okoye was reached out to, he stated that he was not interested in talking about the matter and hung up. He said, “You people should stop calling me about this shit.” Also, messages sent to Anita on social media were also unanswered as of the time of going to press.
The split between Paul and Anita first gained prominence in April when Anita relocated to the United States with their children, all in the name of going to further her education.
What could have led to this sudden divorce in just 7 years after they got married?
The duo has been together for 17 years, dated for 10 years before officially getting married 7 years ago.
Going down the memory lane though, the lovebirds didn’t appear to be very keen about tying the matrimonial knot until the arrival of their first child Andre who was born on the 11th of April 2013 in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
City People reports that not until there was a lot of pressure on Paul before he decided to walk Anita to the aisle. In fact, some pointed his settling down in marriage to Anita was because his twin, Peter had settled down in marriage to his heart throb, Lola Omotayo.
When asked what attracted her to the singer back then, Anita said she was completely blown away by Paul Okoye’s kindness, humility, and genuine character. She described Paul as being very funny and had no airs and graces to his person; a remarkably humble, compassionate, and reserved guy.
On his own part, Paul said he has always been keen on light-skinned girls and besides that, his desire has always been to have an intelligent woman to compliment him. The singer described his wife as a very proactive lady with the ability to produce incredible results from just simple ideas.
Having met as students at the University of Abuja in 2004, it goes without saying that the couple has known each other for all of sixteen years. They became an item after two years of friendship – in 2006 and continued like that until their son Nathan was born seven years later, in 2013. Their official engagement, traditional, and court wedding followed in 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively, and today, all what they hold dear is slipping away as divorce is on the table.
The mother of 3, Anita said in the Petition that their relationship went cold and all attempts to savor what was left of it, was met with stiff resistance. She also said the music star ceased all forms of communication with her. Anita who tied the knot with Paul in 2014 asked an Abuja High Court to dissolve their 7-year-old marriage in the divorce document.
According to the document, there were 5 reasons why the centre could no longer hold between the duo. She noted they no longer share a conjugal relationship as husband and wife.
According to Anita in the petition, Paul denied her any form of companionship and love which are the integral components of all successful marriages. She stated that there was a lack of spousal support that the music star shirked his responsibility as a husband by refusing to support and cater to her and her family members.
Another reason was that they no longer have communication as a couple. She stated that the marriage has broken down irretrievably because of a lack of love and compatibility. Anita who was the music star’s university sweetheart said another reason she wants their marriage dissolved is over irreconcilable differences. The mother of 3 also said in the petition that their relationship went cold and all attempts to savour what was left of it, was met with stiff resistance. She also said the music star ceased all forms of communication with her.
Anita is from the same tribe as him. Paul Okoye (39) is 7 years older than his wife, Anita (32). She is an entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Anita Okoye has a degree in Law from the University of Abuja and a Master’s Degree in Oil and Gas from the University of Dundee, Scotland. Anita has worked as a strategic business developer in the oil and gas industry for eight years before she became an entrepreneur.
She is the co-founder of Little Luxe, a kids-based lifestyle furniture company. She also owns a children’s apparel company called Tannkco located in Lekki, Lagos but offering worldwide delivery. Anita Okoye wrote the book, The ABCs of Africa which launched at The Cashew Apple Project. The goal of the project is to uncover hidden jewels of Africa.