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Exclusive: Tiwa Savage’s husband, Tee Billz debunks marriage troubles

‘WE’RE SO MUCH IN LOVE, VERY HAPPILY MARRIED! – Appear at House on the Rock together on Sunday, October 12

Award winning pop star, Tiwa Savage and her husband, Tunji Balogun, better known as Tee Billz have finally laid to rest the speculation within and outside the industry that their five months marriage has crumbled!

In an exclusive phone chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Monday, October 13, 2014, TJ, as Tee-Billz is fondly called, debunked the rumoured troubled marriage, saying, “We are still much in love and happily married.”

He also confirmed that he and his beautiful wife stepped out on Sunday, October 12, 2014, where they both attended Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s House on the Rock Church, Lekki, Lagos.

An insider from the church had earlier confirmed the ENCOMIUM Weekly. The source said, “I am very sure. I saw Tiwa Savage and her husband at the church today (Sunday). That’s where they worship. Although, I had not seen them for a while, until today.”

This latest revelation further corroborated their Wednesday, October 1, 2014 tweets, which indicated that things are either looking up for the couple, or there was never any marital problem.

Tee Billz took to twitter to express his feelings, saying, “#Woman crush Wednesday” (which refers to a person one tremendously admires). And Tiwa Savage replied, “All day everyday”.

In the midst of crisis, the sexy songstress didn’t allow the rumour to affect her career. Last week, she dropped a new single, My Darling, which many believe to be dedicated to her handsome husband.

In My Darling, produced by Mavin duo of Don-Jazzy and Babyfresh, Tiwa praised and showered encomiums on her “darling”. She said, in the chorus, “Baby you too much…Ohhh I love you…I no know where I 4 dey o…Without my baby today, Ohhh baby I love you…

“In the last few weeks, social media and blog sites have been awash with the news of Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz’s rumoured troubled marriage. Gossip has it that Tiwa Savage moved out of their matrimonial home, allegedly following physical abuse and lavish spending of her husband, especially on his love children.

The appearance of a new manager, Meka Millions also fueled speculations. With the failure by the entertainment couple to talk about the tale, the gossip took wings, until Monday, October 13, when Tee-Billz broke his silence.

Their love story started like a rumour since they both returned to Nigeria until early 2013, when Tee Billz officially declared his intention to marry the delectable singer. What seemed to be Tiwa Savage’s 33rd birthday turned out to be an engagement party. On that day, Tee Blizz got down on one knee and Tiwa, though was shocked, didn’t hesitate to say, ‘Yes, I do’ in an emotional way, as he put the ring on her finger.

The duo made their first public appearance on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, during the unveiling of Nigerian Idols 12 contestants. Since then, they’ve been seen together at different fora, but declined to talk about their relationship, even when there was a rumour that Tunji has a babymama and love-children in the States.

The beautiful couple ignored rumour mongers as they moved on with their affair. To prove they’re in love, they made a public display of affection for each other, before announcing Saturday, November 23, 2013, as their traditional wedding, which was well attended by bigwigs in music, comedy and Nollywood industry. They concluded their marital rites with a magical white wedding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

-RASHEED ABUBAKAR

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