The 10-year-old union was quite enviable and everyone desired such.
Blessed with two children, the Nollywood actress, Ireti Osayemi was happily married to former Super Story production manager and later associate producer, Bakare Adeoye.
Though this wasn’t Bakare’s first marriage(he is said to have been previously married with children to show for it) his legal marriage to Ireti was almost heaven-on-earth.
But then, the marriage has crashed!
Already, friends and family members are trying to bring them together but the actress seems gone for good.
Already, Ireti, for many months, has moved out of the marriage and currently enjoys the favour of an Ilaro, Ogun State-based businessman who spoils her silly with luxuries and gifts.
The businessman, who is also a hotelier and big socialite is doing all he could to keep her. Though he is married, Ireti is the apple of his eye.
What could have happened to Ireti’s marriage to Bakare?
First, many are insinuating that Bakky, as he is fondly called, is not as rich as when he courted and married her.
“She is a pretty woman and it takes a rich man to keep ladies of her ilks. She has been exposed to wealthy men by virtue of her profession and the lowly life Bakky was thrusting at her didn’t make her happy. She opted out,” disclosed one of her friends to Kemiashefonlovehaven.
“Bakky is OK financially. I think the stress of marrying a man with other women and kids to cater for became a burden for Ireti and she separated. They are still good friends because of their kids but she seems not ready to go ahead with the marriage,” another source told KALH.
Bakky Adeoye reportedly had more than one wife before getting married to Ireti in 2009. Ireti, being a smart and calculating lady seemed to be the only woman to drag him to the registry, hence making her his only legal wife.
Then, when the wedding took place, the 36-year-old pretty actress was tagged a husband-snatcher. Speaking glowingly of her husband in an interview before the separation:
“Truly, we were friends from the onset. We were more of friends than a couple. When I’m talking to some people, I sometimes tell them that my husband said this or that and they feel so strange wondering how my husband can say this to me? I tell him a lot of things and he does likewise. That’s why when you talk about me outside and you feel it will get to him, it doesn’t, because he knows it already. I don’t hide anything from him and I guess he has hidden nothing from me. I know that.”
The love has dwindled and she is in the warm embrace of another man.
Ireti Osayemi came into the Nigerian film industry in 1999, and she has featured in both English and Yoruba movies. Some of the movies, which she has featured in include, “The Return of Jenifa,” “Heavy Storm,” “Jenifa”, “Iseju Meji” (Two Minutes), “Ifé Owó” (The Love of Money).
She joined Nollywood via the English genre of the industry but later decided to pitch her tent with the Yoruba movie genre where she has been making waves until marriage and motherhood set in.
Ireti had her first child for Bakky Adeoye in November 2007 while they got married officially in 2008. In 2009, she had her second child, a baby girl.