There are hundreds of happy couples among Nigerian celebrities, but some of Nigeria’s rich and famous chose to build a family with a person from overseas. Check out the most notable celebrities from Nigeria who married foreigners!
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1. Susan Peters
Susan Peters is an acclaimed Nollywood actress with over 50 starring roles under her belt in addition to her interests in TV, modelling, and owning a beauty salon. In 2015, Susan got married to Koen Croon from the Netherlands in a beautiful Lagos ceremony.
2. Oluchi Orlandi
Oluchi Orlandi is best known as one of the most successful Nigerian models. She has won numerous beauty pageants and modelled for the most acclaimed fashion brands. That is why it’s not surprising that she married a French designer Luca Orlandi in 2005.
3. IK Ogbonna
IK Ogbonna is probably one of the most famous people to come out of Abia State. The successful actor and model found love with a Colombian lady Sonia Morales. The couple tied the knot in 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia, and had since have welcomed a son together.
4. Anita Hogan
The beloved Nigerian actress Anita Hogan has numerous roles in Nollywood movies that brought her love and affection of the public. Anita is also a happily married woman: she and her husband Ted from the Netherlands got married in 2006 and have two children, a boy and a girl.
5. Regina Askia
Listing the life accomplishments of Regina Askia may take a while: she is mostly famous for being an actress and a model, but she is also known as a healthcare specialist, public speaker, and writer. Regina married the American footballer Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Williams and had two children with him.
6. Uche Jombo
Another Abia State native, Uche Jombo, gained fame for being a talented actress, although she has also dabbled in screenwriting and producing. In a 2012 intimate wedding ceremony, Uche married Kenney Rodriguez from the US. The couple has one son.
7. Chioma Toplis
Chioma Toplis enjoys her career as an actress and entrepreneur. For many years, Chioma has constantly travelled from Lagos to London and back, which is not surprising considering that she is married to a UK-born engineer Andrew Toplis and has three children with him.
8. Ufuoma McDermott
Before 2010, the accomplished Nigerian actress and model was known as Ufuoma Ejenobor. However, when she married Steven McDermott in April of 2010, she decided to take her new husband’s last name. The couple has a daughter and a son.
9. Karen Igho
You probably know Karen Igho for her acting talent, her winning stint on the Big Brother Africa, or for being an outstanding radio personality. Since 2014, Karen is married to Jaroslav Rakos from the Czech Republic and together they have one child.
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