One of the most talked-about Nigerian celebrity marriages at the moment is that of Simi and Adekunle Gold. This is understandable considering the fact that both Simi and Adekunle Gold are beloved entertainers who have become household names via their respective careers as singer-songwriters. They are also talked-about because of the way they have carried themselves with grace and poise since they tied the knot.
Simi and Adekunle Gold’s union has become a model of what a beautiful marriage should look like especially for young couples starting out their matrimonial journey. Since their marriage was held, the couple has never been involved in any scandal and they have both shown a commitment to each other, having come a long way together.
How Simi Met Adekunle Gold
Many people know that Simi and Adekunle Gold dated for some time before they got married but not many know how they met and fell in love. To clear the air, in 2019, Simi opened up about the circumstances that led to their first meeting. According to her, Adekunle Gold was the one who first reached out to her on social media.
She revealed that Adekunle Gold had been her fan since the earliest days of her music career when she was still a gospel singer. Gold kept sending her messages on Facebook expressing his admiration for her craft. At the time, she didn’t really know who he was or what he did for a living.
Eventually, they decided to meet up physically. The first time they met, it was at Bogobiri House, Ikoyi, where she had gone to perform in 2013. When she finally did see him, she struck a conversation and they became just friends with no romantic interests involved. However, in the following years, they grew romantically attached and started dating.
Adekunle Gold has, himself also talked about the time he first saw Simi. In an Instagram post that he made in January 2021 to celebrate their anniversary, Gold revealed that he was very excited when he went to meet her. According to him, he was so excited that he put on a white BYC vest and even bought a pair of new lilac pants specially for the occasion.
He watched Simi perform that day and was struck by how good she was and how she carried herself He immediately realized that he wanted her in his life forever.
A Lowkey Wedding After 5 Years of Engagement
Simi and Adekunle Gold dated for five years before they got engaged. In a note that he shared with his fans through an email in 2019, Adekunle explained that he proposed to Simi in early 2018 after five years of exciting romance and she said yes to him.
Interestingly, no one knew about the engagement as it was done in private without the duo making buzz about it. However, there were still rumors of this development on social media and some other platforms but nothing was sure since the couple did not confirm it.
Unlike most celebrity weddings which often attract a lot of fanfare, Simi and Adekunle Gold had a very lowkey wedding. The wedding was held at a very private wedding ceremony on January 9, 2019. The event was so lowkey that only rumours and speculations about the wedding made the news as the couple opted for a very private affair.
After days of speculations which flew around the media about their wedding, the couple eventually released a song titled Promise also in January 2020 in which they publicly acknowledged the fact that they were actually married. The visuals for the music video showed Simi clad in her wedding dress and Adekunle Gold in his wedding suit.
Why Fans Think Simi And Adekunle Are ‘Couple Goals’
Ever since they got married, Simi and Adekunle have warmed people’s hearts with their love for each other and the way they play with each other online. The couple is known to love exchanging playful banters on Twitter and Instagram, often leaving fans cracked up and wishing they were married themselves to either of the duo.
In one of their banters, Simi teased Adekunle Gold about not knowing how to rap. She made the comment while reacting to a video of a man rapping about his partner’s makeup tutorials on Twitter. She asked her husband if the guy in the video had two heads and why Adekunle cannot rap.
When he replied her, Adekunle Gold simply asked her to accept that he is a great singer or simply go and meet J.Cole.
Either you accept that I am just a fantastic singer or go and meet J cole. pick one. 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/jHv7toUsZk
— AG BABY (@adekunleGOLD) July 24, 2019
Fans think that the couple’s banter sessions prove beyond any reasonable doubt that Simi and Adekunle Gold are head over heels in love with each other and are in perfect sync with each other when it comes to mutual understanding. Some fans think that their union was made in heaven. Do you think so too?
Simi Released A Music Video To Announce Her Pregnancy
Towards the middle of 2020, rumours began to spread that Simi was pregnant with her first baby and that she and Adekunle Gold were very excited about the development. However, these were just rumors and neither Simi nor Gold confirmed the rumors. Nevertheless, it kept spreading especially when Simi stopped sharing full photos of herself on social media. You know what that implies, don’t you?
Eventually, Simi confirmed the pregnancy rumors and revealed that she was indeed pregnant. But then, she did it in a unique way; through the release of a music video. Simi released the music video to her song Duduke on April 19, 2020, which happens to be her birthday.
In the music video, she was seen cradling her bulging tummy as she sang to her baby expressing her excitement and joy at the thought of welcoming the unborn child. As expected, fans went wild with excitement and many commended her for the special way in which she announced her pregnancy.
The Baby Came Soon After
On the 30th day of May 2020, few weeks after she announced her pregnancy, Simi welcomed her baby; a girl and became a mother for the first time. The singer announced the birth of the baby with a post she made on Instagram showing her husband, Adekunle Gold carrying the newborn.
In the Instagram post which she made on 7th June 2020, Simi revealed that the child’s name is actually Adejare Kosoko. She also promised to be there for the new child. As expected, fans stormed her comment section to congratulate her and wish her well with the newborn’s upbringing.
Talking about how he felt when the child was born, Adekunle Gold explained in his own Instagram post that he was so overjoyed that he shed some tears when he held Adejare in his arms.
Why Is Simi Hiding Her Daughter’s Face?
Since they welcomed their baby, Simi and Adekunle Gold have refused to show the child’s face online. They have only managed to show other parts of her body while hiding the girl’s face in the process. Fans have often wondered why the celebrity couple has refused to show off their baby’s face with some opining that they only want some privacy for the child.
Finally, in January 2021, the singer addressed the issue during a question and answer session with her fans when she confirmed suspicions that she hiding her daughter’s face because she wanted the child to have some privacy. A fan had asked her the question and Simi quickly explained that she hides the baby’s face because the little girl deserves her privacy.
Both Simi and Adekunle Gold have shown deep commitment in the raising of their baby with the couple making out quality time to be with their bundle of joy.