Being a parent is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest joys. Although people have different timelines for achieving certain milestones and time is relative, Saturday Beats takes a look at some famous people who had a pretty long time before they had babies
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Actors, Adeniyi Johnson and Toyin Abraham (then Toyin Aimakhu) felt like a match made in heaven at the Ikoyi Registry in Lagos on Monday, July 8, 2013. Over the course of many months, pictures and videos of them making love to each other regularly surfaced on social media, and it seemed like a lovey-dovey union that was going to last happily ever after.
However, their marriage ran into troubled waters and eventually collapsed in 2015, with allegations of infidelity and other vices flying. Due to their irreconcilable differences, the couple went their separate ways.
On her part, Niyi gave her marriage another shot when she walked down the aisle to another actress, Oluwaseyi Edun, in 2018.
From that point on, the couple hoped and prayed for the fruit of the womb, which didn’t arrive until February 27, 2023, which coincidentally happened to be Johnson’s 44th birthday, when they welcomed the twins.
Johnson excitedly announced on Instagram: “My wife and I waited seven years. God is truly good. He planned it as a birthday present for me, friends, family, fans, friends and associates. I am happy to announce that I am the last father of twins. My wife he is fine and the ibeji (twins) are doing great.thanks everyone.
“That’s why I couldn’t post or celebrate my birthday. I didn’t remember it was my birthday.
“Sorry for not replying to messages, taking calls or commenting on your posts. I hope you will forgive me for this good news. I love you.”
Soon after the publication, his colleagues and fans in the industry received many congratulations.
The couple hosted the twins’ christening on March 6, 2023, followed by a star-studded and lavish party on April 30, 2023.
Overwhelmed with emotion, Johnson broke down in tears at the christening and danced with excitement at the party more than a month later.
A pretty actress, Biola Adebayo is notable for frequently playing the role of a dutiful wife in movies, which has earned her the adulation of many fans.
In his real life, Adebayo’s married life was not so smooth.
Her first marriage was to a man who lived in the UK. Popularly known as Ola, they reportedly had a private wedding in London in 2013. Shortly after the wedding, the actress moved to the UK to be closer to her spouse.
However, they went their separate ways before their second wedding anniversary. In interviews at the time, Adebayo stated that they decided to abort because their genotypes were not compatible, and therefore decided not to have children. According to him, it was only after marriage that he found out that they shared the same genotype. He added that they parted amicably.
However, the actress was struck by cupid’s arrow again and gave her marriage another shot when she tied the knot with her current husband, Oluwaseyi Akinrinde on April 27, 2021. They dated for three years before taking their relationship to the next level.
in an interview City people magazine shortly after their wedding, Akinrind revealed that the things that attracted him to the actress were her infectious smile, “amazing beauty” and kind heart.
On April 12, 2023, two years after their wedding, the actress’ fans were delighted when she announced on social media that they had welcomed a baby boy.
Revealing that she had tried different fertility methods before having a baby through surrogacy, the actress, who is in her forties, wrote: “After a failed IVF (in-vitro fertilization), an aborted surrogacy cycle and three failed surrogacy attempts in two years. , God has finally blessed me and my husband with a great son through our surrogate mother.
“All in all, God has been very good to us, and we are grateful for this great testimony. Thank you, Abba Father. God bless our doctors, and God bless our surrogate mother.
“Watch out for my surrogate trip. I’m happy to share my story to encourage all the TTC (trying to create) parents out there.”
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Actress Iniobong Ekim, popularly known as Ini Edo, was thrilled when she announced that she welcomed a child through a surrogate in December 2021.
In an interview with a popular blogger, Stella Dimoko-Korkus, Edo said: “Yes, I have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine, so genetically, it’s my blood. I chose this path to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good amount of eggs frozen in case I decide to get pregnant again or carry my baby myself.
“Another main reason I opted for a donor is that it scares me so much when I see jokes and arguments between a mother and a father about a child in public forums, or when I see a man insisting that he wants his child if things happen.” t work between the two sides. For me, it’s the fear of what that would mean for the child. Ideally, it should be marriage, then children, but we don’t live in an ideal world.
“I’m not someone who lets a situation control me. I make lemonade from lemons thrown my way and I don’t regret it. Life itself is too fragile and too short to achieve perfection. I am well and able to take care of my child, just as I have taken care of myself. I wanted a child and I wanted to thank God for the surrogacy and donor options.’
The actress, who revealed that she has suffered miscarriages in the past, added: “It’s an incredible feeling and experience and as I watch my daughter grow every day, I’m in awe of the miracles that God has sent my way, and I’m so thankful and grateful to be the mother of my daughter.
“I would recommend surrogacy for anyone who is having difficulty conceiving. I had some mistakes in the past, but that wasn’t my reason for going down this path. I still hope to carry children in my womb in the future, God willing.’
She also said she wanted to keep the baby out of the public glare. She said: “I really hope to keep my baby off social media, so I’m reluctant. I’d like her to be private for now. There are a lot of celebrities whose kids don’t grow up on social media pages and live normal lives. That’s how I want it. for my daughter. It’s a choice to leave it out or not, and I choose to keep it private.”
Before becoming a mother, the actress was married to Phillip Ehiagwina between 2008 and 2014. In an interview some time ago, he stated that the long distance between him and Ehiagwina in the United States caused the accident. of their union. She said: “Regardless of indifference or incompatibility, if you’re in love together, a lot of things can work out. However, you don’t work things out when there’s no contact. When you’re with someone, and you can’t agree on certain things or find common ground. .. I think being together could help us understand each other better.
Funke Akindele is an accomplished actor and filmmaker. And recently, he added politics to his resume.
However, her marriage and motherhood journeys have not been so smooth.
On May 26, 2012, she married Kehinde Oloyede, but the marriage broke down barely a year later, with no children between them.
Finally, in May 2016, Abdulrasheed Bello got married to a singer and filmmaker, JJC Skillz. Her fans were happy for her, although many of them were hoping to hear about her becoming a mother. This was despite the fact that there were several rumors that she had given birth over the years, while a clergyman prophesied that she would never have children unless she underwent some spiritual intervention.
But finally, the actress became a mother to twins in December 2018, much to the delight of her fans and fans. Akindele, who was 41 years old at the time, wrote on social networks: “Now I have a new name. I, who am created in the likeness of God. Now they call me a new name.’
Overjoyed, her now-married husband wrote on social media: “Isaiah 61:7: Instead of your shame, you will have a double portion. And instead of humiliation, they will shout for joy because of their portion. So they will have their double portion on earth. Eternal joy will be theirs. I love you, my queen. Thank you for all the love and prayers. May God answer your prayers. #otoitz&lan2019; that’s the new hashtag.”
However, to the surprise of many, JJC announced on June 30, 2022 that the two were continuing their separate lives.
Actress, Toyin Abraham’s love life has been followed by many over the years mainly because she doesn’t hesitate to share things that happen in her life with her fans.
In July 2013, she married another actress, Adeniyi Johnson, and many thought they would be together for the long haul. However, it was shocking when their marriage improbably collapsed in 2015.
Both parties moved on, and Abraham married another actress, Kolawole Ajeyemi, in 2019. A few months later, the couple adopted a son, named Ire.
In an interview in December 2022, the actress revealed that she had recently suffered a miscarriage. When asked if she was open to having more children, she said: “Yes, I want to have more children. I was actually pregnant but miscarried. It’s okay though. But when it happened, I cried a lot because I wanted to have another child or two and I’m done, but things happen.”