No one ever thought this would happen. No one saw it coming either, but it has happened as strong rumours have it. Celebrity couple, Patrick and Ireti Doyle have been separated, Playground.ng can reveal.
With over two decades of marriage, a source close to Patrick and Ireti, hinted they are no longer living together. Checks on the Tinsel star revealed she since moved into a new apartment in Anthony Village area of Lagos, living far away from her veteran broadcaster and actor husband and children.
Though the estranged couple is yet to issue any statement due to what source claimed they are taking respectful and loving space at this painful time. They have been in the rocks for a while and stopped having shared interests.
Patrick and Ireti have not been stepping out together, a development strangely observed by many fans and media. When asked why they have not spotted together in recent time, Ireti, said:
“We are both busy people and you find that, in any one given weekend, we’ve both been invited to three or four different events where all three or four people are expecting to see us so we play it smart, we share it; if you’ve seen one you’ve seen the other.”
While the reason for their break-up is still unclear, Playgroundtv’s source said Patrick and Ireti ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and chose to remain friends.
Ireti and Patrick married over two decades ago, shortly after his first wife passed on. Both met on the set of a movie, shared six children, and lost one to sickle cell in 1999. Ireti’s first daughter, Bimbo from a previous romance got married in July 2014.
It is not yet known if the one time Nollywood’s top celebrity couple would file for divorce.