They got married in July 2015. For Tinsel star and model, Gbenro Ajibade, marrying former Miss Osas Ighodalo, was purely borne out of friendship that translated to love. Moreover, that his wife, who is also an actress and TV personality, is an American citizen does not hold water—love is much more than green card.
The Ajibades who had their baby girl, Azariah in June 2016, remains an enviable pair since they tied the knots.
For those insinuating he married his sweetheart, who is a former beauty queen, because of green card, he responded in an interview with PUNCH:
“Right now, I have a bone to crack with her family because they think I am intentionally refusing to do my green card. I have not done it even now. It is funny how people think. I and Osas had been legally married in a court in the US two years even before the public knew we were going out. If I had wanted green card, I would have done it since but I felt it would be a distraction. I didn’t marry her because of that.”
Gbenro revealed he never believed in marriage until he met the right person.
He said, “I was one of such persons who swore never to get married. I had an impression about marriage and love. It wasn’t up until I met the right person that the perception changed. Osas was my friend. The first time she came into the country, she even used to drop me off at my girlfriend’s house. We were that close up until the time we became really close. We had mutual interest and she had my back. Then, I had faced so many injuries from back stabbing and snitches. Our friendship is what has been keeping us going.”
Did love also make him chop off his dreadlocks?
Gbenro, who now wears a cleaner shave and cut, disclosed why he took that step:
“I know a lot of people said a lot of things about my hair. I wore dreadlocks for over 13 years. It got to a stage that I was bored and I wanted to change my looks. There were certain roles I couldn’t play as an actor and even as a model, there were some certain jobs I couldn’t take. I started going out with Osas and she loved the hair. I told her I wanted to cut the hair; she refused even after I had begged her. But when I was about to get married, I felt I needed a fresh and new beginning. I woke up as early as 2am and I cut it off. I do miss my dreadlocks and I know I would get back to it one day.”