Behind the scene | 30 March 2007 00:07 CET


That the marriage of Yoruba artistes, Saheed and Fathia Balogun has finally hit the rocks is no longer news. What is news is that the two now live their separate lives. Findings by our correspondent showed that the two appear to be enjoying themselves with their new partners.

Saheed stunned onlookers recently when he announced that he now has another wife adding that Fathia was history. The fair-skinned actor declared so at a function at Golden Gate Restaurant where he was the anchor.

“Saheed announced that he now has another wife,” a source at the movie premiere disclosed. “He said Fathia was history. The way he went about it was becoming an embarrassment and some mutual friends of the two got him to put an end to it.”

Fathia, our correspondent gathered reportedly told an acting colleague that she was having the fun of her life without the father of her two children.

“Fathia told a friend who is also an actress that she was enjoying herself,” a source close to the couple informed our correspondent.

Those in the know of the turbulence the marriage went through said it was no surprise when the two celebrated artistes separated. Sources close to the couple say that but for the ghastly accident Saheed was involved in last year, the break-up might have come earlier than it did.

Before they eventually parted ways, Fathia was quoted in the papers as saying that her problem with Saheed was that he talks too much. In another report, Saheed said he was not a wife-beater. However, close friends of the two said given their tempers, bickering and fights could not be ruled out.

Saheed has since hooked up with the woman who bore him his first child while Fathia has found comfort in a movie marketer and records label owner with trading outlets on the mainland and Idumota, Lagos.

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