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Tchidi Chikere opens up on wedding

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‘Nuella is my missing rib’

3Famous movie director, producer and actor, Tchidi Chikere has officially confirmed he’s now married to the woman that means the world to him, Nuella Njubigbo. In an exclusive interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly, on Monday, March 31, 2014, Tchidi Chikere said, he has no apologies to anybody for following the object of his heart’s desire.

Back to his Mbaise, Imo town with Nuella, the controversial film maker told us the star actress he started dating years back, is the best thing to happen to him. He also said she has been accepted by his family who have already initiated her into their people’s culture.

“I have the support of my family, who have fully accepted Nuella. Having concluded all the traditional marriage rites, she is now with me in Mbaise. My people have given her wrappers and taken her to the farm. We are so, so happy. This looks more like my first marriage. In fact, Nuella is my missing rib.”

Previously married to Sophia, a Nollywood actress and blessed with three male children, Tchidi Chikere tied the knots (the traditional way) with Nuella Njubigbo on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Held in Anambra State, the traditional marriage rites was witnessed by both families.

Nuella, not ready to give room to speculations had earlier in the week told the public she has decided to marry her heartthrob. She said in her statement:

“Let me start by confirming some of the rumours you may have heard. Yes, the traditional marriage rites between Tchidi Chikere and I will be performed soon. This was not the way we imagined or planned it, but as they say, nobody has a crystal ball to tell where or who we end up with. Life is a dice.

“At the time the rumours of his separation/divorce and me being involved was going on, I definitely was not in that space where some story writers said I was. I was busy doing other things with my life, other preoccupations, a relationship (I thought would lead to marriage), and my acting career. Things happened, my relationship packed up and we went our separate ways, I moved on.

Tchidi and I have been friends (as I am with other colleagues), we trade in the same career, but we never crossed that line (we never dated), not to talk of me getting pregnant for him (I’m presently not pregnant as still being written). Sometimes it’s really tiring confirming or refuting’ some of these rumours. I know some naysayers would still believe what they have made up their minds to believe and stick to. Truth is, I am not making this statement for those set of people, neither am I making it to get people on my side. This statement goes out to those who love me and truly care about me and the way I live my life, and to my very reliable and supportive fans that have been asking questions deserve to know the truth.

In the past two years, Tchidi and I worked more, we got closer and more friendly, we were both single and I began to understand and see the real him.

Needless to say that I also began to really, really like this real person I was getting to know more and more with every passing day. Then it happened, our hearts clicked. Then, maybe the flying rumours contributed to this and made me look more his way, or it could have been part of life we have no control over.

Suffice this to say, he proposed to me a while ago and after very careful thought and consideration on every side, I said yes. Would I say no because of what people would say and damn where my heart led me’! Just like Bill Cosby said, ‘The key to failure is trying to please everybody’. I chose not to take that route, instead follow my heart.

My heart is remarkably at peace with this decision, and I am willing to take ‘this leap of faith which every married woman has taken. Where this love will lead me I cannot say, I am not God, but, I have hope, faith and believe that it will lead me to a good place. Every one of us deserves a chance to be happy. I am taking my own chance.

This is the only statement I am making on this, any other one after this is not from me, I can’t help what people say or write, but please, be careful about what you listen to or read and believe.

For those who wish me the best, I wish the very best, for those who don’t, I leave you to God who sees and knows all things. Thanks for reading.”

But Tchidi Chikere’s estranged wife, Sophia has fired back, calling Nuella a husband-snatcher.

Not perturbed by the controversy trailing their union, the newest couple in town (Tchidi and Nuella) are not willing to negotiate the terms of their eternal bliss, like the popular movie director said in a phone chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly. Neulla is yet to react to her new marital status.

 – UCHE OLEHI

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