Inside Toyin Abraham’s Marriage to Husband Kola Ajeyemi and The Child They Share

Toyin Abraham has not been a stranger to controversy and public feuds since her career began in 2003. Her personal life has particularly been the cause for most of the attention, with the popular actress appearing in the media numerous times. Toyin’s rumored marriage to Kola Ajeyemi has been one of those stories that have generated much attention from journalists and fans alike. Everyone is interested in finding out how the unlikely union came to be and what led to the two movie stars even linking up in the first place. It is no secret that Toyin, who was formerly known as Toyin Aimakhu, has not been fortunate when it comes to marriage. Hence, all eyes are on her and Kola Ajeyemi to see if they will make their relationship work.

Toyin Abraham and Kola Ajeyemi’s Relationship Sprang From a Long-Term Friendship

It is often said that the foundation of every beautiful romance is a lovely friendship, and this is true for Toyin Abraham and Kola Adeyemi. According to Toyin, the couple had known each other for years and had built a friendship that spanned ten years. She referred to him as her senior colleague as he had been in the movie industry before she made her debut. He was one of the people she looked up to and their connection led to a friendship that showed no sign of transitioning into a romantic relationship.

Kolawole Ajeyemi, popularly referred to as Awilo in the Yoruba movie industry, was based in Abeokuta, Ogun State’s capital. He was one of two people Toyin Abraham relied on to get her accommodation whenever she was in town filming. Things eventually began evolving, and their relationship went from platonic to romantic.

They officially started dating and became a couple in 2017, over seven years after their friendship began. They have since remained a couple to this date.

Toyin Abraham Had Previously Resolved Not to Date Someone in The Film Business

Toyin Abraham’s stance on marrying someone in the same industry as herself has taken an exciting journey. Initially, it was the actress’s hope and prayer to get married to a man that worked in the same industry as herself. She needed a partner that would understand her mannerism and actions, thereby saving her the chore of always explaining herself.

However, after two failed relationships, the second of which was with an actor, she decided she did not want anything to do with any man from her industry, opting to look elsewhere for love. Her relationship with Kolawole Ajeyemi was something she did not see coming as it went against her resolve. However, so far, it has gone according to plan.

Toyin Abraham’s initial determination to avoid actors forced her to keep her relationship with Kola Ajeyemi a secret. She did not want media speculations and gossip columns speculating about the possibility of another relationship with an actor going sour.

Toyin Abraham and Kolawole Ajeyemi are Not Legally Married

Toyin Abraham and Kola Ajeyemi
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In August 2019, news began circulating that Toyin Abraham and Kolawole Ajeyemi had tied the knot and walked down the aisle. Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners as well-wishers blessed the newly ‘married’ couple and their home. The source of all the inpouring of messages was an Instagram photo by Alakada star that showed the couple in matching traditional attires and a loved up pose. For many, this was proof that the couple had legalized their union and were now the latest married couple in town.

However, this turned out to be an erroneous conclusion. Toyin Abraham’s manager, Samuel Olatunji, revealed that contrary to the public assumption, the actress was not married. According to Olatunji, the pictures making the rounds were from the couple’s engagement ceremony on the 14th of July 2019.

While the couple is yet to have a wedding ceremony, they are engaged to be married. Olatunji further explained that until her divorce proceedings with her former husband, Adeniyi Johnson, were finalized, Toyin Abraham could not marry anyone else.

The Two Appear To Be Loving Life Together

Since the couple got together, it is pretty clear that things are going relatively smoothly for them. They are fast becoming one of Nigeria’s favorite celebrity couples. Toyin Abraham has also fueled the flames by seizing every opportunity to heap praises on her partner. She has described him as a very “calm and quiet man.” According to her, he is the kind of person to accept people for who they are without trying to change them.

This has worked a treat for them so far, and there have been no adverse issues to report. They seem pretty loved up and are enjoying their life together. Their fans hope that things will continue to move in an upward trajectory.

Toyin and Kola Have One Child Together

On Wednesday, 14th of August 2019, Toyin Abraham became a mother for the first time. She gave birth to her and her partner’s only child yet, although Kolawole Ajeyemi has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship.

The news was broken on social media by Iyabo Ojo, who was reportedly named godmother to the baby. Friends and well-wishers showered the new mother and her partner with congratulatory messages along with heartfelt prayers. There had been rumors that she had birthed her son in the United States of America. However, Toyin later confirmed that she traveled back to Nigeria to be closer to her family and loved ones.

Eight days after delivery, the family christened the baby boy. His parents revealed his name to be Irewoletomiwa, which loosely translates to ‘Goodness has entered into my life.’ The baby boy, who celebrated his first year on earth in August 2020, is a popular guest on both his mother and father’s social media pages. From social media posts, it is clear that the baby is growing up in an environment filled with love and affection.

Her son’s birth was a delightful moment for Toyin as she had struggled with conceiving for years. The actress revealed that she had tried different methods to diagnose the reason for her inability to conceive. These methods ranged from conventional to traditional medical practices, which entailed drinking herbal mixtures popularly known in Nigeria as agbo.

According to a video she posted on her Instagram page, the traditional herbal method worked a treat. It inspired her to launch a herbal product mixture designed to help women suffering from fertility issues like she had. The product currently sells at N65,000.

Toyin Abraham Has Been Married Twice in The Past

Before hooking up with her current partner Kola Ajeyemi, Toyin Abraham had been married twice. Unfortunately, things did not work out on both occasions, which is part of the reason her relationship with Ajeyemi is under so much spotlight. Having watched her try and fail twice at having a long term relationship, fans and media are curious to see if it will be a case of third time lucky for Toyin Abraham.

She Was Married To Adeniyi Solanke From 2010 to 2011

Toyin’s first marriage was to a United Kingdom-based businessman known as Adeniyi Solanke. She got married to him in 2010, and the marriage lasted only a year before they called it quits in 2011. Adeniyi Solanke is not well-known, so there are not many details on their union and what transpired.

There has not been much information or reports on Solanke since their separation. At the moment, it is unclear if they remain in contact with each other in any way. It was not the case with her second marriage, though, as that was a hot topic of discussion for a long time, given that they were both in the movie industry.

Her Marriage and Subsequent Separation From Adeniyi Johnson was a Public Affair

Toyin Abraham and Adeniyi Johnson
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Shortly after her first marriage collapsed, Toyin Abraham found love again. She met fellow actor Adeniyi Johnson on one of her movies in 2012, and the two immediately hit it off. They made their relationship public, and things looked perfect. A year later, they legalized their union by getting married and solidifying their commitment to one another. It proved to be a false dawn, however, as things deteriorated shortly after.

In early 2015, after one-and-half years of marriage, Toyin Abraham accused Adeniyi Johnson of infidelity and temporarily left him. The separation was short-lived, and she was back with him, claiming everything was alright. The facade did not last long, though, as the two separated once more on the grounds of infidelity by Johnson. This time around, it was for good as Abraham had reportedly caught him in the act. Johnson made numerous attempts to win his wife back and even admitted to cheating on social media, but his efforts proved futile. Toyin had made up her mind, and there was no going back. It marked the end of her second marriage after just two years.

Although the relationship between Johnson and Abraham has been testy and coarse over the years with both of them accusing each other of delaying their divorce proceedings, things have smoothened up with time. Adeniyi Johnson even took to social media to congratulate Toyin Abraham and her partner, Kolawole Ajeyemi, on their baby boy’s birth in August 2019. While they will never be best of friends, it is refreshing to see that they can at least be civil to one another.

Adeola Seun
I am a writer who is inspired daily to seek out knowledge and hidden gems, wherever it resides, with the aim of bringing to the limelight, the resources, talents, capabilities, and ideas that abound in this great continent.
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