Ghana’s film industry, Ghannywood, has produced its fair share of great actors over the years, but not too many have made it as far as Majid Michel. One of the most talked-about actors in the Ghanaian film industry because of his good looks and unrivaled talent, he has also made his mark in Nigeria’s Nollywood where he has appeared in a good number of movies with some of the best in the industry including Genevieve Nnaji and Mercy Johnson.
Also referred to in the media as a pastor, Majid has maintained a very private personal life together with his wife, Virna, to whom he has been married for many years now and is blessed with four kids. Inasmuch as the face of his wife is not plastered everywhere on public spaces like that of the actor, he has not stopped talking about her and how she is instrumental to his sustained career and personal successes.
Majid and Virna Michel Have Been Dating Before He Became Famous
In spite of the fact that Majid Michel is a famous actor, he has made sure to always keep his married life as private as possible. Because of this, not so much is known about how his love life with his wife actually started. Also, he has never made a mention of how they met, where, or even when.
What is known, however, is that the actor who was born to a Ghanaian mother and Lebanese father in Cantonments, Accra, Ghana on 22 September 1980 has been with his wife even before he became a famous actor. He got his first break as an actor in 2000 when he appeared in the film, Things We Do For Love, but it was until 2009 that he recorded his international breakthrough with Crime to Christ.
Majid and Virna tied the knot in an event in 2005, and even though there are no details about the ceremony, the beautiful couple has remained well-knitted since then.
Virna Michel might be married to a famous man, but she has continued to maintain her life away from the public. She was also born in Ghana, although her year of birth is not known, neither are some other personal information such as her childhood and education.
A Selina Beb Model, the good looking and classy Virna Michel is also a maternity clothes designer. She is famous for making great and beautiful maternity wears, which means that Majid is not the only creative member of his family.
They Renewed Their Vows More Than 10 Years After Walking Down The Aisle
In August 2015, 10 years after they got married, Majid and his wife walked down the aisle for the second time as they renewed their vows in celebration of a decade as man and wife.
The event took place at La Palm Royal Hotel in the nation’s capital city, was attended by some stars including Yvonne Nelson and Nadia Buari, as well as their close friends and family members. Prior to the star-studded event, the couple had only had two kids.
As regards what has kept their marriage as strong as it is, the actor revealed in an interview that it all boils down to the character they have built, which is the only secret to a successful marriage. They now live a devout Christian life as the actor is not only a born again Christian, but also a pastor who shares about the faith both on social media and pulpits.
The Couple Is Blessed With Four Kids
In a marriage that is now heading for close to two decades, the actor and his beautiful wife have been blessed with four beautiful kids, all daughters. The two have tried to shield the kids from the public, without revealing many details about them. Except for the two older ones whose names are Keira and Zara, respectively, the names of the other two have not been revealed.
He once revealed in an interview that rather than following his path in the movie industry, his oldest daughter has a strong interest in becoming a movie director. At the time, she had already appeared in a couple of advertisements including a very popular Gino commercial. He said this could have been the reason why she wanted to become a director after seeing them at work when the ad campaigns were being shot. He added that she might later change her mind.
Majid Michel was brought up as the last kid in a very large family with 10 siblings before he lost one of his siblings. Nonetheless, he seems very content with having just four kids.
Virna Michel Is Instrumental To The Success of Majid Michel
Whenever the actor is chanced to talk about the love of his life, he makes sure that he tells on how his wife has been the pillar of his success for many years since they got married.
According to him, the successful Majid Michel that many people have come to know is only but a product of his supportive wife who has been with him for a very long time. Apart from God, he stated that the most important person in his life is his wife.
While she is not regularly seen, she has supported him through a career that has seen him appear in more than 50 films both in Ghana and Nollywood. His resume shows a list of awards to his name including the following:
- ZAFAA Awards (Best Actor) – 2010
- Screen Nation Awards (Favorite West African Actor) – 2011
- Africa Movie Academy Award (Best Actor in Leading Role) – 2012
- Cameroonian Entertainment Awards (Pan African Actor of the Year at the) – 2012
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (Best Actor award) – 2014
- Nigeria Entertainment Award (Best Actor, Africa) – 2015
Their Union Hasn’t Been Without Some Problems
It is very impressive that for close to 20 years, Majid Michel and his wife have held on to their marriage, judging by the fact that most celebrity marriages both in the country and other parts of the world hardly work. However, it has not been rosy for them all through.
As far back as 2014, when they were 9 years into their marriage, there was a rumor that surfaced, claiming there was trouble in their paradise with reports that the actor was involved in an extramarital affair. This surfaced after it was reported that a man in the United States alleged that the actor was having an affair with his sister after claiming that he was divorced from his wife. It was also alleged that he requested for $10,000 from the said woman to produce his own movie, which he got but pocketed.
Although nothing came of this, the next year saw the actor and his wife renewing their vows. Nothing more has been heard of the allegations.
Prior to this, Majid Michel was embroiled in a baby mama drama when he was accused of impregnating a South African based entertainer in 2009 after the two met in Ghana when she allegedly took in for him. The said woman allegedly had a baby for him, but he rejected it and changed his contact. Just like the first case, however, this also remained without any facts to back it up.
That said, the actor made a revelation that in all the years of their marriage, he has never cheated on his wife, even with all the rumors that have been peddled in the media. He said he has since built himself to be able to handle temptations from female fans.