Second marriage: Segun Arinze reveals what he went through before getting the right person


Lasun Alagbe

Arinze was initially married to his colleague, Anne Njemanze, but they parted ways in 1996. After a 12-years break from relationship, the 58-year-old actor finally tied the knot with Julie,  in 2008.

In a recent interview with media personality Chude, Arinze revealed that after his divorce from Njemanze, he experienced a period of confusion in finding the right partner.

He admitted that he had been involved in multiple relationships before finally turning to God in 2007 and praying for a suitable wife.

He said: “I stayed out of marriage after the first one crashed. I stayed out of marriage for like 12 years before I remarried. I remarried in 2008. Not that I gave up on marriage, I was just really confused about getting the right person.

“I got into so many crazy relationships. Both the ones that were good, crazy, and bad I have seen all. That year, 2007. I cried to God and said, ‘Father Lord, I have had enough. Can you just give me a wife?’ I said just find me a wife. I remember I cried.

“And then I went to a wedding and I saw this beautiful woman. I asked my PA to get her number but he came back because he was scared. Julius Agwu and I were the MCs at the event. It was Don Chi’s wedding. And Julius Agwu said, ‘My brother dey look for wife o’.

“When I sat I went to meet her, collected her contact and then invited her to a dinner. That is how it started. The rest is history. We are sixteen years in marriage now with three lovely kids. She is a lawyer. She is also my legal adviser.”




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