Surprised? Yes, but not everyone who knew how the marriage crashed in 2016 would be.
Ryan Okpu was married to Orode, daughter of former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for four years before walking out of the union in 2016 due to ‘irreconcilable differences.’
Kemiashefonlovehaven learnt exclusively that Ryan is now re-married to another woman and they have kids together.
Though the identity of the lady isn’t known, its obvious Ryan, has moved on and dumped Orode with two kids.
On his Instagram page, he wrote in the bio, “New Life, New Fam, New Beginning, Me, Myself, my kids and Hers.” (sic)
According to reliable sources, he walked out of his marriage to Orode because he did not get proceeds he expected from the marriage. Findings revealed that unknown to Orode, Ryan wooed her and got married to her simply because he wanted to lay his hands on her father’s wealth, business and political contacts.
He allegedly manipulated her and made her fall in love with him in a desperate bid to fulfill his lust for affluence. Thus when they got married on November 12, 2011, Ryan was ecstatic. He felt he had achieved his aims and would thereafter enjoy certain perks of being in-law to a governor; such perks include access to highly lucrative contracts and so on.
He felt Orode was his meal ticket hence he would never lack in money and other luxuries associated with power.
Unknown to Ryan, Orode was hardly the bimbo he thought she was. Contrary to his dreams of using her as leverage to her father’s wealth, she rebuffed all his attempts to turn her to his meal ticket. The beautiful mother of two was allegedly too principled to be used like an ordinary bimbo. She reportedly counselled Ryan to work for his money stressing that she would rather they prospered by dint of hardwork than profit off her father’s affluence.
This surely didn’t go down well with Ryan as he saw his dreams of luxury and power disappeared into thin air. Eventually, he counted his losses and walked out of his marriage with the ex-governor’s daughter. Sources close to the family revealed that their marriage hit an iceberg soon after Orode bore Ryan their second child in January 2015.
Orode is currently single, runs her mum’s restaurant in Lagos and also studying for her post-graduate degree.
Ryan is one of the sons of Raymond Okpu, an economist on the board of Intercontinental homes.