In 2019, Chizzy Alichi who is unarguably one of Nollywood’s most beautiful actresses got hitched to the love of her life, Chike Ugochukwu Mbah, following their earlier engagement in the same year. The belief for many was that the actress and her lover started dating recently before they got married which was thought to be the reason why her fans and followers of the Nigerian movie industry knew nothing about him. On the contrary, she revealed that they started dating a long time ago.
More than a year as a married woman, Chizzy whose real name is Chigozie Stephanie Alichi has revealed that she is enjoying every bit of her life with her husband and best friend. Here is a quick look at how her marriage is now going and the reason why she decided not to reveal her husband to the world before they got married.
Chizzy Alichi And Her Husband Have Been Together For Many Years
The circumstance under which the Nollywood actress and her husband met has not been revealed, but it is no secret that according to her, they have been together for many years. Being a man who is also into the movie business as a director and producer, it is speculated that it is through their profession that Chizzy and Chike first met. That, however, is not certain.
Back in 2016, she got tongues wagging when she shared a photo of herself with Nigerian singer, Flavour. The picture which was taken from a scene of a music video in which he featured the then-upcoming actress got many believing that the two were probably dating. But then, she was quick to tune down the rumor, making the records clear that the relationship between them was strictly professional. She made it clear that the closest she ever got to him was during the shooting of the music video and she did not even have his phone number. It is not known if, by that time, she was already in a relationship with the man who is now her husband.
In September 2019, she took to social media to share the good news of her engagement with Chike. Showing off the beautiful massive square-cut diamond engagement ring on her social media, the beautiful actress revealed that she said yes to her heartbeat, best friend, heaven-sent, and her gift. She was grateful for the day she met him and she was now ready to receive congratulations from her followers and fans.
Her Marriage Attracted The Big Names Of Nollywood
Three months after their engagement, Chizzy Alichi, and Chike Ugochukwu decide to fulfill the traditional marital rites in December 2019. The traditional marriage which took place in her hometown in Enugu State, attracted some of the big names in Nollywood like Patience Ozokwor and Pete Edochie. Others that were also around to share in the joy of the beautiful couple were Judy Austin, Eve Esin, Iheoma Nancy, and Ebele Okaro.
During the course of the marriage ceremony, the actress and her husband appeared in a number of traditional wears including red, green, and blue wears. One thing that remained in all their appearances was the beauty they sustained.
Also in the same month of December after the traditional marriage, the duo headed to Imo State where they had their white wedding. The white wedding was a quieter event which was only attended by very close friends and family members.
After this, they had their honeymoon at different unknown locations, one of which some sources claimed to be Dubai. The actress took the time to share beautiful pictures from the wedding with her followers on social media.
She Kept Him Away From The Public Because He Is Shy
For the many years which they dated, fans did not get to know who the man after her heart was, until the time of their marriage. From all indications, the actress is very proud of her man and has no issue revealing him to her fans and the general public, something she regularly does whenever the opportunity presents itself.
She claimed that the reason why she has always kept him from the limelight before they tied the knot was that he was shy and he preferred his life away from the prying eyes of the public.
After their marriage, she shared a photo together with him, in which she said it was after some begging that he finally agreed to take the picture with her.
Chizzy Is Enjoying Her Marriage With Her Husband Without Any Known Issue
In December 2020, the actress celebrated her first marriage anniversary with the love of her life. Not one to miss on any opportunity to gosh on her lover and say nice things about him and their relationship, she revealed that she is enjoying every bit of her marriage to Chike.
The Marriage Controversy actress noted that the entire experience felt like starting just yesterday and she was very grateful for everything, as she thanked everyone that was there for her during their wedding. She also prayed that they would be together forever. Fans also prayed for her on social media that her marriages don’t end like that of many of her contemporaries in the entertainment industry.
At the start of 2020, there were some rumors that the beautiful couple was expecting their first child together after it was claimed that Chizzy revealed her baby bump while they were on their honeymoon. However, more than a year after, the couple is still yet to welcome any child.
A Closer Look At The Man That Stole The Heart of Chizzy Alichi
Chike Ugochukwu is a very private individual who has ensured that he keeps all details about his personal life away from the public domain. That said, there have been some reports that, as stated, he also has a career in the Nigerian film industry as a movie producer and director.
More than just being in the movie industry, Chizzy’s husband is also said to be a businessman and a philanthropist. That said, the exact business that the Imo State-born is involved in has not been revealed. It is claimed that he is a very rich man though and he has always taken the time together with his wife to go to motherless babies’ homes.
Unlike his wife who is very popular on social media with more than two million followers on Instagram alone, Chike Ugochukwu is not a big name on social media and his presence on various social media platforms has not been ascertained.