I cried to God to give me any wife after my first marriage crashed – Segun Arinze

Seasoned Nigerian actor, Segun Arinze, has revealed that after his first marriage to colleague, Anne Njemanze hit the rocks, he decided to stay single for a while.

He said that after his twelve-year hiatus from marriage, he prayed to God to give him a wife in 2007 as he was tired of trying different relationships.

I cried to God for a good wife after my first marriagecrashed - Segun Arinze

Arinze opened up about his marriage during an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo on his podcast series.

The 58-year-old first tied the knot with Njemanze in 1996. But their marriage hit the rocks within a year. He went onto marry Julie in 2008 and they have three children.

Arinze said; “I was confused about getting the right person….I refused to speak about my failed marriage because people do not share everything.

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 craazy relationships. Both the ones that were good, craazy 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.

When that happened to me in 1997 I kept quiet. I did not say anything. I just let it go. Till date I said nothing and I do not want to say anything. I do not want to discuss anything about it. It happened. The shit will always happen. Everybody has a closet”.