Lateef Adedimeji is a notable actor in the Nigerian entertainment scene as he has a career that spans over 15 years and has won several awards for his performances. The actor has taken on diverse roles, including being a husband and having a desirable onscreen family. In reality, however, Lateef’s relationship status is nothing close to that. On several occasions, when asked about marriage, he undeniably declares that he is always scared of it. This response changed in recent times as Lateef Adedimeji disclosed to the public that he is very close to marriage. While he did not reveal who this lucky person is, he did say that they became friends after he gained popularity and that she is not really into movies. This statement threw people off as the actor has been linked on numerous occasions to another notable Yoruba actress, Adebimpe Oyebade.
The Truth Behind Lawal Adedimeji and Adebimpe Oyebade’s Alledged Marriage
In July 2020, fans of Lateef Adedimeji screamed for joy as photos of him and Adebimpe Oyebade, also known as Mo Bimpe, made rounds on the internet. The pictures showed the pair elegantly dressed and Adebimpe was seen in a dashing wedding gown. They even had wedding rings. However, the joy and hopes of their fans were short-lived when the actor came out to debunk the whole thing.
Lateef explained that the photoshoot was for promotional purposes, and he further reminded his fans that he was taking his time before marriage. He also added a few more choice words with respect to his career pointing out that as an actor, his emotional and physical balance is pivotal to his success, and choosing the wrong partner would definitely disrupt his progress.
Adebimpe Oyebade, or Mo Bimpe as she is popularly called, is also no stranger to the spotlight. Like Lateef, she has starred in several Yoruba movies and produced some movies of her own. The actress also came out during an interview to confirm that the pictures were taken for professional reasons and that she is not in a romantic relationship with Lateef – each of them was already involved with other people.
However, when asked to explain her relationship with Lateef, the actress maintained that she was very happy and would want to keep her life that way. More so, as of that time, people choose to circulate the rumors of an alleged relationship and her explanation might not really make a difference until the whole excitement fizzles out. More so, Adebimpe added that as an entertainer, it is normal for people to talk about your life – that’s the price they had to pay for fame. Nonetheless, she made it clear that she would not deny her friendship with Lateef as they were close friends and she already sees him as one of her family members besides she wouldn’t want to marry someone who is in the spotlight like her even though he is God-fearing, obviously talented, hardworking, sweet, and all, nothing can happen between them.
How Did Their Fans React?
Their fans on the other hand, never seem to get the whole story, or just want to go with what their eyes see because nothing really sparked their interest towards the said couple being together till they posted the pictures that became the internet sensation in 2020. Several blogs and news websites carried the pictures unending and the headlines read several sweet things like, “Lateef sings for his new wife”, “Lateef marries colleague, Adebimpe”, and a whole lot of others.
Even their coming out in public and declaring their relationship as just colleagues and best of friends, their fans choose to believe what they believe. Some fans still call them ‘Momma and Zaddy’, just because they want them to be together and liked seeing them together.
Lateef Has Been Linked To Another Yoruba Actress
Due to some of his romantic roles on sets, rumors also emerged that Lateef was dating Bukunmi Oluwasina at one point. She is a fellow actress, writer, producer, singer, and hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria. One of her notable works is the Yoruba movie, Ayomi which she produced and wrote.
Like the case of Lateef and Adebimpe, this rumor also emanated from a picture of the actor and Bukunmi looking like a perfect pair together. However, the pair had to come out and deny it. They explained that the photo was actually taken on a movie set. More so, the actress is known to have tied the knot with her beau in 2020.
Who Is The Real Wife Of Lateef Adedimeji?
As mentioned earlier, word on the streets around July 2020 was that the actor was married to Adebimpe Oyebade which was due to the release of the absolutely thrilling wedding photos that went viral. However, after the picture trended for a couple of months, Lateef came out in January 2021 to make it clear that the photoshoot was for a clothing line – that was actually not the first time the pair have advertised for different brands.
So it’s confirmed, that Lateef is not yet married and all talks about him getting married were merely rumors. However, he did mention being engaged but he is yet to say to whom. Well, it is possible that the identity of his mysterious woman will soon be revealed or better still, they might just surprise the public with a wedding in no distant future.
Does Lateef Adedimeji Have Children?
The actor does not have a child yet but there have been claims that he has a baby with the U.S-based Yoruba actress, Oyinkansola Elebiubon. The pair are believed to have had the child sometime in 2018 and for the sake of secrecy, Oyinkansola had to relocate to the U.S to raise the child.
Well, this rumor did not go down well with the actress as she took to social media to address it in no little words. Oyinkansola had a lot to say and did not fail to add that she and Lateef do not have a child together.
Adebimpe Oyelade, on the other hand, was also rumored to be pregnant for Lateef sometime back. However, she did not care to comment concerning that as she was of the opinion that things like weddings, pregnancy, and every other good thing cannot be hidden, that with time, they would suffice.