After the pop singer publicly proposed to Annie on February 14, 2012, at Jay Jay Okocha’s Club 10, we all thought the next phase was for the couple to stage a grand wedding, to finally seal a relationship that had been on and off for over a decade. They surprised us.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the couple wedded secretly, keeping the most anticipated celebrity wedding of 2012 as low key as possible, by making it a strictly family affair.
The registry ceremony was attended by only close family members, including the parents of the bride and groom.
2face confirmed the news two days later on his Twitter page: ‘Hello beautiful pple of the republic! It is true! It is official! Annie and I r legally married! Thanx 4 your support and best wishes’ he wrote.
But he never gave a reason as to why they kept it all hush-hush. Now, the 37 year old pop icon has finally come out to tell us why.
In an interview with Peter Thomas of The Punch, 2face said it was one of the ‘toughest decisions of his life.’
‘Annie is my first and true love. I had known her before I met the other women in my life. As a Christian, I had to marry one woman and it just had to be Annie. We had a secret wedding after we had reached an agreement and amicable understanding about the mothers of my children. It was a tough decision to make, one of the toughest in my life’.
And as to why he had a secret wedding, he explained that it was because he didn’t want to hurt his other baby mothers’ feelings: ‘I secretly married her because I have so much respect for my other babies’ mothers; I cannot afford to hurt their feelings with a sudden society wedding with Annie, not now. I chose her above the others because she has been through it all with me.’
2face has fathered six children with three different women; Two from Sunmbo Ajaba, three from Pero Adeniyi, and one with his wife Annie.