Nollywood actor Stan Nze and Blessing Jessica Obasi, a former colleague who is now his wife, are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today, September 11.
It would be recalled that the actor once addressed criticism of marrying someone older than him which he declared as that of a personal decision.
The couple, whose marriage surprised many, has since been inspiring fans with their adorable photos and couple goals.
Stan Nze revealed on his Instagram page that making the vow and marrying her was the best decision of his life.
“On this day exactly a year ago, I made this vow. Best decision of my life. Happy 1st Anniversary to us baby @blessingjessicaobasi,” he wrote.
In the interview with The Punch, StanNze recalls how he met the love of his life.
Hear him: “It was at the Eko film festival. I featured in a film screened at the festival, Just No Marriage., That was where I met her for the first time. She was also there for the screening. I don’t remember that, but she showed me the picture because we took pictures then.
The first time I took note of her was on my birthday, May 15, 2017. I went to a studio in Ilupeju, Lagos, to give them one of my contents, a film I had made, and she also as a producer came with one of her films. A guy named Tunde Onakoya, who used to work with Africa Magic, said to us, “you don’t know Blessing, she is a producer oo” and he tells her, “he is an actor oo make you na meet na.” And I started saying to her, madam, give us a role na. That was the first time I took note of her.”
Asked when he knew he would end up getting married to Blessing Jessica Obasi, Nze further revealed that they started dating in 2017 and he knew there was something there but I was not sure.
“In 2020, we travelled together to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and we returned with a big fight and thought that it would be all over. But I said to myself that if we were able to cross this hurdle, this might just be it. We took some time off, thought about the relationship and ourselves and we came back stronger. Today, we are married,” he recalled.