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What Happens After the Fab Wedding? Liz & Yomi Black share their Experience after 1 year on the Marriage Trail

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We love weddings but we love beautiful marriages even more. When we featured Liz and Yomi Black’s wedding we loved the beauty of the event. What’s even more beautiful is the fact that one year after their marriage their love still blossoms strong.

The first year of marriage can be a rocky road! From adjusting to living together, learning to tolerate each other’s quirks and vices and let’s not forget the big F – finances! In a world where we see a lot of young couples throwing in the towel, we’re very happy to celebrate two people who have chosen to stay true to what they believe in and themselves. In our chat with Liz and Yomi Black; the couple shares what makes them tick, what they discovered about marriage, how they resolve tension points and what keeps them going strong.

What do you know about him/her that you didn’t know before you got married?
LIZ: Hmmn, Yomi is spoilt, he can’t eat the same food more than 2 times in a week.
YOMI: I didn’t know the extent of her happiness, I see her glow.

What would you say is the high point of your marriage so far?
LIZ: Everyday has been fantastic, however, getting better at communicating with each other, seeing our projects come to life, learning how to be better business partners, and respecting each other is very fulfilling for me.
YOMI: I know this will sound cliché, but Lizzy is right…the journey is the reward.

What did you do for Valentine’s Day this year?
LIZ: We were to travel but Yomi’s work with VHS didn’t let us go, so we basically had dinner at our favourite Chinese Restaurant, exchanged gifts and loved each other.
YOMI: hahaha at “loved each other”.

How do you deal with particularly difficult challenges you face together or individually?
LIZ: It depends on the type of challenge, but usually because of our friendship, we talk to lengths about things, sometimes we pray about them, sometimes we get into arguments about things, but at the end we either sacrifice, negotiate, or equally agree on decisions.
YOMI: Being best friends helps a lot, we already talk about almost everything, so we face most challenges together. Beside two heads are better than one. We also understand that above all, we love each other.

 How do you spice things up?
LIZ: We travel. We take ourselves out on dates. Yomi makes Stir-Fry Noodles for us, especially in the mornings (best I’ve eaten ever). We love watching movies, at home and at the cinema. We visit and hang-out with friends and family. We also play competitive games against each other. I always lose, but not at Ludo
YOMI: Lizzy always buys me gifts, she is the generous one.

As a couple in the eye of the media, how do you keep up with that?
LIZ: We don’t really see ourselves like that, however, we try to be ourselves no matter what, being happy with ourselves, focusing on the relationships that are important to us, our businesses and career paths.
Lately, we received serious heat from people online, which only explains one thing- humans beings will always be human beings. I will still buy my roasted corn on the road, go to the market to buy food stuff, nothing changes.
YOMI: I am not going to act surprised , because it happens in this line of business, personally I am comfortable in my skin. I can’t shout.

How do you handle your newly adopted family members?
LIZ: First of all we are from different backgrounds – I am a mix of Scottish/Lebanese/Hausa while Yomi is a full Yoruba man so you can imagine, nevertheless my relationship with my husband’s family is a lot better than before we got married, and it keeps getting better. Being married to a family with all women only one son.
YOMI: Lizzy is the first born, she has the finest siblings ever, and I mean that literally. Anyway, they make it so easy to love them.

Do you pick out what he/she wears?
LIZ: 70% of the time, I select what Yomi wears and sometimes we argue about it. Yomi likes to be free casual and comfortable most of the time, He is a strong choleric, so he hardly cares about his appearance, he’s always focused on his work or the task at hand, so I have to hide some old clothes that he won’t let go off, beg him to comb his hair or end up combing it for him at times, sometimes I literally stand at the door not letting him go out till he changes something he’s wearing. He’s my big baby.
YOMI: Everyday, Lizzy comes to me with two options of what to wear, and also goes with the one I don’t pick, Besides she always looks good, so I don’t mind.

Do you have a say in hair styles/hair cut?
LIZ: Yes I have a say sometimes, because he likes me coming with him to the barber’s shop, and he also has the way he likes my hair to look: either I carry my natural or fix really short weaves. He doesn’t care much for big hair do which I like.
YOMI: l only have a say when it’s a short hair style and also, she never keeps her natural hair for as long as I want.

What are the added perks of marriage that you feel you just found after you got married?
LIZ: A new different kind of respect from Yomi and vice-versa, and from people. We’re closer and more intimate, we spend so much time together every day. We can’t help but feel a special Grace of God now that we’re married. Now I can easily play ”good cop/bad cop”. Other married couples will understand. Generally I am happier now, more at peace, knowing that every day and night I have someone who cares for me and has my back no matter what.
YOMI: In Nigeria , when you are married, other people take you seriously. Had I known, I would have married since.

“Nobody told me this about marriage” – Share a few of these:
LIZ: Well I’m glad we attended one of the best pre-marital class at Family Worship Centre, Abuja, so they basically enlightened us on several challenges that married couples have, hence, nothing has really startled me.
YOMI: Nobody told me that I would never get tired of constantly fighting for love and keep asking her to marry me over and over again. I love it though.

How have you guys been able to deal with the issue of finances?
LIZ: Well… from what we have been taught and also what has worked for us so far in the issue of finances is the knowledge that the lack of money or the abundance of money can cause problems in a marriage, therefore understanding finances is very vital. We have made plans and semi-rules to work by so as to avoid unnecessary conflict. We made a list of what we use money for, such as:
– Savings
– Rent
– House Bills
– Car Maintenance
– Feeding
– Home Maintenance
– Family & Friends
– Leisure
– Travelling
– Projects/ Business
– Personal Effects
– Miscellaneous

Since Yomi is the bread-winner and makes more money than I do therefore he has the responsibility of taking care of major bills, like rent, house bills, travelling, etc. While I take care of Home maintenance, Feeding, Leisure and personal effects. Then in the case of family & friends, we have a set out amount of money we agreed to allocate to them every month( Except there is a major issue). As for projects and business, because we are business partners, the business account takes care of all matters relating to that.

Finances in marriage is a very wide and deep subject, we won’t be able to explain everything, but basically, this is the summary. The most important things are trust, being transparent about money, everyone comes clean about how much they make or have, agree on who is responsible for what, and save together. This does not restrict you, it only guides, so even if I can’t take care of my own bills for a period, Yomi helps out and maybe vice-versa.

Is there a unified family fund? If so, who manages the funds?
LIZ: Apart from our individual accounts and business accounts, we have a joint account where we save for the future and we are both signatories to the account. As for personal accounts, we both know each others passwords and pins. This helps put one in check, not over spend, or waste money on frivolous things. We aren’t saying we can’t be spontaneous or spend as we like, but it cautions us and because we are no more single, being married means responsibility and accountability.

Best part of being married to…
LIZ: The best part of being married to Yomi is knowing that you have someone who is strong as a rock to rely on, Yomi loves me unconditionally, I feel it everywhere, every time. He makes me laugh a lot, most nights we stay up laughing till our tummies hurt or sometimes I start losing my breath. Yomi is very mature and understanding, he knows how to communicate and handle me especially when I start throwing tantrums for no reason (Hormone things). He respects and encourages me, and very supportive. (He’s not at all perfect, but his positive side weighs far more) Yomi is a good human example of how Christ loves the Church and how men are to love their wives.
YOMI: That is a tough question. I think it will be the part of her that understands and tolerates me. Lizzy might not be nice to you, but she is super nice and lovely to me.. Every time she makes me feel good, like a sort of high.

Do you have arguments? How do you resolve them?
LIZ: Yes of course we have arguments, serious ones o, and sometimes it lasts the whole day and a few times it drags to the next day. However, over time we learnt to deal with it, knowing that the major issue was with how we both communicate, so now we hardly have arguments. We learnt that when the other person does something you don’t like or something that hurt you, your first reaction shouldn’t be outburst of accusations, it should be silence, then go somewhere to calm down (if the heat is too much) if not control yourself and express yourself to the other person from the perspective of how you feel, for example; If Yomi does something I don’t like, I will say- “Baby I know you love me and I do too, however, when you said bla bla or did bla bla..It hurt my feelings, it made me feel bla bla… I know you didn’t mean to, but I just thought you should know”.
Once you talk from the perspective of your feelings and how what happened affected your feelings, no one can argue with that-not accusations. (Yeah so something Like that, it may sound ridiculous but it works, the other party doesn’t get as defensive)- That is the sandwich approach taught by Pastor Sarah Omakwu (Bread with butter then ”Beef” in the middle and bread with butter again).
YOMI: We wanna argue die? I know most people think that Lizzy is fragile because she looks innocent. Joker! The truth is, she is a bull inside. Luckily I know how to handle her most times.*wink*

Advice to young couples planning to make the leap.
LIZ: My advice to couples planning to get married will be:
– Please marry your best friend, someone you are not afraid to be yourself with 80% of the time.(No such thing as 100%)
– Marry for the right reasons and only when you are sure you are ready.
– Know who you are and find yourself before becoming one with another person. Have your own dreams, vision and goals.
– Let both parties come clean about their expectations of what a married life is to them before getting married.
– Be ready to not always have your way, but also not to become a doormat.
– Marry someone that respects you( woman/man).
– Choose someone that you like being around, and be sure that you can enjoy their company for long periods of time.
YOMI: Marry your friend. Don’t let family, prophets or people make a choice for you, have your own convictions and be led by the Spirit.

Fun things you do together
LIZ: For fun we like to be in each other’s company and just talk about any and everything, play cards, Ludo, video games, go swimming, or to the beach to just get refreshed by nature, watch movies, mimic ourselves, take walks in the evening etc…
YOMI: Lizzy forgot to add that every Saturday morning we eat Amala and special Yoruba soup. We took her Mom there too when she came visiting and she loved it.

Do you have “Me Time” in your Marriage? If yes, what do you do during the time.
LIZ: Yes sometimes we have the “Me Time”. Those times I’m usually oil painting, or reading a book, or doing one of those girlie things.
YOMI: I wake up super early every day, so I am able to have some time for myself before Lizzy wakes up, I do most of my creative thinking then and work which is great for me.

Fun facts you discovered about marriage
LIZ: – You learn how to be disciplined and responsible with money.
– The intimacy is great, and it only gets better (If you work at it).
– Once you get married, you realise you begin to have other married couples as friends and hangout and talk about marriage stuff…which is fun, because you begin to share experiences and learn from each other.
– In marriage you learn something new about your partner every day, no matter how insignificant it is.
– You have a spiritual partner, praying together is important and it has a romantic touch to it.
– You start completing each other’s sentences, taking the words right out of their mouths, talking like the other person.
YOMI: I’m still discovering so much…The person becomes your super best friend , and you feel a deep feeling of care that you have never felt for anyone else, and you are so soaked into her that you start to annoy your homies. Also in-laws can be the perfect alibi.

Thank you so much for talking to us at BellaNaija. We wish you many more fun years ahead.

118 Comments

  1. taiwo

    June 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I love them already! Got so many pointers!

  2. uduak

    June 25, 2013 at 10:54 am

    love is a beautiful thing! so happy for you guys! may God keep you both under his wings.

  3. Retrochic

    June 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

    wow, I love this couple

  4. Nomy

    June 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Nice! Very Nice! Oya nu God biko zie nu, my own Man naaaaaa!

    • Alexia

      June 27, 2013 at 8:16 am

      oh my goodness, 😀 😀 😀 😀 Amen o!

  5. reallyyyyyy!!!

    June 25, 2013 at 11:10 am

    beautiful people, God bless you guys and make you stronger.

  6. Partyrider

    June 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I enjoyed reading this..may God continue to bless your home.amen

  7. Oh Puhleese

    June 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

    awwwww. so sweet! May You be friends till the very end. My nothing come between you both and my your marriage continue to be a model for many. Amen

  8. bussie

    June 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful! Honest! True! they rock totally!!! I wanna marry my best friend, my hero, ,y warrior! they dont make it look easy oh but they make me want it!! great job guys! PS: love the whole cultural thing, wanna go scope their wedding again! =D

    • Grayce

      June 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      na only hero????saviour nko?

  9. Truth Teller

    June 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I love these two. Yomi’s funny and Lizzy’s simply intelligent, beautiful and also very very humble. Not common to find such beauty with deep humility that doesn’t get to one’s head…There’s a lot to learn from them although the marriage is still so young,nonetheless, many have gone into marriage and broken up just months after. I pray that nothing comes between their love for God and their happiness . May they become stronger and better. I also pray that everyone gets a thousand fold what they wish for this couple because some just hate for no reason. Keep being yourselves. Love you guys!

  10. Eugenia

    June 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

    so inspiring…..God bless ur union.

  11. Miss Anonymous

    June 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Nice piece. They seem genuinely in love.

  12. Masked

    June 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

    So beautiful…9c interview. Liz sounded like she couldn’t wait to say all those things about her and her hubby. I’m loving d couple.

  13. MDE

    June 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

    LOL LOOOVE EM!!!!

  14. Berry Dakara

    June 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Aww, loved this interview!

  15. Betty

    June 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

    hmmm, Marriage is a beautiful thing…when u marry the right person

  16. Anxiousbride

    June 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Wow, such a lovely interview….love them! GOD continue to bless their marriage!

  17. Nathaniel's Daughter

    June 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Hmmn … nice and so sweet!

  18. Hurperyermie

    June 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

    wao!!!!!!!!!!! God bless your marriage

  19. pops

    June 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I wan marry now choi see love

  20. Stylez

    June 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Really said the truth about marriage especially the finance part. Most marriages get destroyed because people don’t know how to manage their finances. Yomi and Liz u guyz age great. May God continue to grow the friendship u have found in each other.

  21. Bobby Taylor

    June 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    very beautiful. i luv this couple alreadi. God please bring to me a girl as pretty as liz. In Jesus Name Amen and loving as well.

    • Princess

      June 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      show ur pic first so i can know if u cute. coz d girlz right here 🙂

  22. Bleed blue

    June 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Wow! I’ve learnt a lot from them even though I’ve been married way longer…They’re such a cool couple 🙂

    • Sweerie

      June 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      You took the words right out of my mouth. They sound like they are having fun unlike some us married couples these days, always serious and ‘takpuchaa iru’ like constipated patients, as if marriage is a chore. God help us

  23. Andrea

    June 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    aww cute….i just love that their marriage has God involved and you can tell that they are best friends…Just broke up with my boo of 3yrs yest and this just got me all teary…

    • fedi martins

      June 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      God has something better in store for you!!! hugs and kisses Fedi

  24. pynk

    June 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    SHe is gorgeous too!

  25. MARGIE

    June 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I have always been nagged with the thought of letting my husband know about my finances and who should do the spending when I eventually get married. Now I know better.

  26. Miss Tee

    June 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    awww this made me cry… i wish them many more years of success and marital bliss. and beautiful smart kids.

  27. lara

    June 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    really love this interview. God bless ur home more

  28. naf

    June 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    thanx Yomi and Liz for sharing all this with us. i’ve learnt so much and even jotted down some good pointers.*smilin*… i thank God also for letting me knw thru ur interview dat i am making the right choice in saying yes to my man..bcoz we love and respect each other so much. God richly bless ur marriage.

  29. Amaka

    June 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Lovely couple.

  30. Jujube

    June 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Def love this article!! Great pointers!

  31. jcsgrl

    June 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Yes these two have just described what marriage is like when you marry the right person for you when you’re ready to commit and spend your life with the person. Like Bleed Blue, I’ve been married longer than you but I learned a whole lot. May God continue to use as a shining example for marriages in Jesus name

  32. Anon

    June 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Fantastic read and I’ve been married almost 2 years and can totally relate and I have picked up some serious pointers from here too that I will be using

  33. bussy

    June 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    love these two kids. he absolutely adores her

  34. [email protected]

    June 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I so love dm,thanks 4 d advice,i pray 4 a beta testimony o

  35. Emem

    June 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Beautiful couple, Liz is wonderful, nice piece.

  36. Tasher

    June 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Such a great interview! i love the couple as well as noted some things to help me grow in… God bless your marriage so u grow old together.

  37. Joan

    June 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Mad pointers here mehn *pulls out pen and paper* lol
    You obviously have a beautiful marriage…many more years of joy to you both!!! 🙂

  38. ushees

    June 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    CHOI!!! shes so beautiful!!! like a doll…

  39. Ade

    June 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Awww, very real couple, God Bless you both.

  40. urerimeemry.blogspot.com

    June 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Marrage is a beautiful thing when you marry the right person. i wish them more happiness in Jesus name.

  41. seximami

    June 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Very touche. Lizzy is very intelligent απϑ brilliant απϑ Yomi is a nice guy. May God bless dem more. Decades frm now D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥’ll continue to share more lovely stories Ƒσя others to benefit from. So nice and ℓ̊’m inspired. I also TAP into their marital bliss απϑ i pray that †ђε grace of God I̶̲̥̅̊n their lives απϑ marriage be bestowed Øη ♍e in Jesus name. Amen. Ђα̲̅ppƔ married ℓiƒƐ M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ frnds more bliss απϑ blessed children.

  42. Dee

    June 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Great Interview. i learnt a couple of things from them, plus they obviously have such a happy marriage.

  43. Seyi

    June 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Love this! Great advice, especially the finance aspect.

  44. adelegirl

    June 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Enjoyed reading this piece. Truly inspiring. It is my sincere prayer that God will continue to keep these two in love… Reading this brought thoughts of my honey to my mind… Now I know he is the perfect man for me and I am so blessed…

  45. obitalk

    June 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    one of my best reads today

  46. me2

    June 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Am so inspired! Going to my drawing board again.

  47. temitope

    June 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    GOD will continue to bless your union….

  48. jinkelele

    June 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    lebanese scottish and hausa? wow!

  49. NikkyJay

    June 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I LOVE THIS COUPLE! YOU COULD TELL THAT THEY ARE SO MUCH INTO EACH OTHER. THAT’S THE WAY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THEIR BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE. AMEN!

  50. comment awaiting moderation

    June 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    “Marry your best friend” !!!!yepi

  51. Amira

    June 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Awww, one of my favorite couples. I simply love them, can’t get enough of these love birds. One thing for sure is, their love is deep, genuine and well grounded. Liz, is beautiful inside and out. Yomi, is simple and funny. Thanks for sharing bcos i learned something. God will continue to bless your marriage and will grow old together.

  52. Cynthia Esievo

    June 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    this is the realest interview of a married couple dat i av eva read….Lizzy u are sooooo honest and thanks for being honest…i have learnt a truck load of things from this interview….

  53. Mma

    June 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Such a beautiful couple. You can tell they are deeply in love and are best friends.

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  54. Nene Leakes

    June 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Love this!!! Lizzy is so right about how married man don’t put effort into their dressing. Once they have their favourite tops and bottoms, they are good to go. I do the same thing to my husband. beg him not to wear the same thing twice and put extra effort when picking his clothes. LOL 🙂 But that’s the fun of it. You don;t want a husband that will be baffing up more than you

  55. ujugerald.

    June 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Cldnt stop scrolling down to read more. Wished they never stoped! Nice interview here. I’ve really learnt a whole lot from you guys esp on the aspect of finance. Lizzy is such an intelligent, beautiful and loving woman. Now I appreciate my man more than ever. I pray God to bless you guys even more than you ever wished for. Am off to practice with my boo. I guess he ll be so shocked at the nice changes am ganna show up with hence forth#winks*

  56. kettie

    June 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    this is just awesome….may the lord continue to be ur strong hold and i pray that having said all these, the devil wont use it to destroy ur ever growing joy. thanx for the pointers….1 love guyz.

  57. The Fairy GodSister

    June 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Awwww!!! I loved this interview! Sounded real, and I like the fact that she said “someone you can be yourself with 80% of the time” – just made it all the more credible for me!

    I claim this kind of joy and ‘realness’ for my boo and I!

  58. Chillin

    June 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    The marriage is only a year old, go back and interview them in 5 or 10 years.

    • Joan

      June 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Hian!!! My dear, if they are like this after the first year, ain’t nothing they can’t get thru together o. They say your first year of marriage is the hardest. If you can survive it, every other year is easier to handle.
      Abeg celebrate their love and waka pass, u hear? 🙂 Liz & Yomi, may your story in 5-10 years be much more beautiful than the one above, AMEN!

  59. Eh'mem Ndem

    June 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Ever glowing Liz,am happy 4 u. U guys jst mek marriage sound like wat it should b and I so love dat. I have sure learnt a lot. Lovely couple,I wish u many beautiful years ahead

  60. Nike

    June 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    beautiful

  61. Anike Ale

    June 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    The joy of The Lord shall continually be on your home! Love u loads~

  62. LP

    June 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Love you guys always…

  63. Chic

    June 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    These two have been married a year already? Wow how time flies! I love this article BN please do more articles like this one and feature couples who have been married longer say 5 years and with kids how they handled that etc because I hear a lot of people say that most couples drift apart when the children come.

  64. Bvf

    June 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Loving this couple.. Why? They both r very real! Marriage isn’t easy. I don’t care what anyone says… I am married so I know… Yes luv& marrying d rite person helps but you both still need to have a common ground on issues and set boundaries..which in my own opinion is key! In laws are scary most times…so the boundary setting will go a long way in those issues… I love the ” sandwich technique ” it’s awesome in improving communication skills.. There I no need to yell and scream… You can get your message across and understood without escalating the existing tension. Wishing them a happy married life& God’s blessings. #futureMarriageandFamilyTherapist#:)

  65. Adeola

    June 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

    From the interview, one can tell that Liz has got brains and not just the beauty along with a funny hubby. God bless you both and many more celebrated years ahead. Bellanaija….pls make this regular, at least once a month. Well detailed interview o….not just the norm. Also, nice and well picked questions…..I totally enjoyed it and learnt a lot. I’m quite young, in Uni, but got this to lay a foundation on and ponder over these things as I grow.

  66. Nenny D

    June 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I really love this couple. God please bless me with my own husband that will love, cherish and above all respect me.

  67. Priscy

    June 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I have really learnt from this couple even tho I am yet to be a Mrs…God bless u guys more and keep you together.

  68. Eny

    June 26, 2013 at 9:46 am

    *tears in my eyes* I wish for this. I pray for this. I know it will come to pass for me also. Patience…

    • Tiny..

      October 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Be careful what you wish for……

  69. Oge

    June 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I like the part when yomi said “we wanna argue die” lool… God bless ur union

  70. Bella

    June 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Wow! They obviously are genuinely in love and im excited for them. It’s also obvious that they’ve placed GOD as the head of their home and HIS is working wonders in their home. To GOD be the Glory!

  71. Chidinma8

    June 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    My husband is on his way, and he’ll love me like Yomi loves Liz ….even more!

  72. luvbogg

    June 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    @ Chillin if they are this grounded after 1 year of marriage they will only grow stronger with time. it may not be all rosy, but these two sure have it figured out! It takes some couples much longer to get to this point even.

  73. Maurie

    June 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Aww what a lovely interview..see,this is what i call a REAL marriage.No one needs to tell you these two are in love and are having a blast together.Not trying to show or prove anything so down to earth and fun.May God continue to bless your home and marriage with more happiness,peace,love,laughter,understanding and so much more..oh with many littles ones too.:)God is about to bless me with my own best friend and hubby.yea!AMEN

  74. love

    June 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I’m in love with this couple, is that possible? Yeah, it is. They are always affectionate towards each other and u can see the admiration they have for each other. Not those annoying kissing up and down but the way they interact. To hear how natural, realistic and simple they are, adds more icing to the cake. How do I know this? I’ve been stalking them. No, I’ve seen them couple of times, couldn’t stop staring. I pray God’s blessings upon them and they will continue to have this deep and strong love for each other. God will bless them with good children. Mr and Mrs Black continue to put God first.
    Bella naija, I want to appreciate your work. May God reward you with your heart desires. Also, this is an excellent addition. You can try to interview more couples who’ve been married for many years and are healthy. Long years or extravagant doesn’t mean you are happy in the marriage, but well grounded, healthy marriages.

    • Grayce

      June 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      nne go and write a book of appreciation

  75. kind anon

    June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I love this! God please bless them with many many many more happy years together by your grace

  76. Tutu

    June 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Woooow!!! Loved the interview, love the couple…Baba God, im a very nice lady, abeg, send me my man now now….loooool, lmfao.

  77. Toyin

    June 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    It they are this grounded now, they will go far. They got a concept that is working and it will continue to work bcos through trials and tribulation they will always go back to that foundation. Their way of thinking about marriage is healthy and that’s all that matters. Liz, you are a smart woman, you too yomi. You are a lovely man. Abeg, we need more real couple, not these overrated fake celebrities.

  78. Teema

    June 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I want a follow up after the 7th year mark…
    Please BN let’s hear from Veteran Couples, say 10 to 20 years. Thnx

  79. Sisiekomi

    June 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I so love this couple. I have worked with Liz before , she is a truely humble and genuine person.
    Wish them many more beautiful years together. Your home / bond shall be stronger with each passing day. God bless you always.

  80. Any

    June 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    God bless you and you will grow stronger by the day,week,year,and years to come. Don’t give attention to the bad belle people o.

  81. Any

    June 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Kudos to your church and Pastor for your foundation. Let them help others as well o.

  82. shardey

    June 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Lizyom Black, Wat more can i say dan ” hmm i hear”, Wishing you many many more years 2geda in oneness… e su o ni ya yin o(satan no go seperate una o), omo ara ye o ni da epo si ala yin o ( envious pple no go pour sand sand inside una garri o) isehhh, amin amen. thanks 4 rmindig of d church i will always remember ( family worship centre) u’re in d right place of worship i must say.

  83. jenny

    June 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful pair. Really enjoyed and learnt a lesson or two from this. God bless your union. Lizzy is beautiful ;).

  84. lahips

    June 28, 2013 at 11:17 am

    ‘Know who you are and find yourself before becoming one with another person. Have your own dreams, vision and goals.’
    just on point

  85. truth Diva

    June 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    WOW!…NOW I KNOW HOW REALLY BEAUTIFUL INSIDE OUT LIZ IS….GREAT INSPIRATIONS FROM HER….GOB BLESS U BOTH AND MAKE U FRUITFUL!..MANY MORE ANNIVERSARY…IJN

  86. sassy

    June 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Spot on guys and wishing you many years to come.

  87. jenny

    June 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Am inspired by this… going on my knees to pray now… God bless the couple. I so pray for more inspiring stories like this and looking forward to mine IJN Amen

  88. mercy

    June 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

    This is the Best interview I ve read on Bellanaija. Its motivating, and so real! I ve bn blessed. You don’t need to be old to make impact in people’s life. God bless your union IJN, Amen. Thanx Bella naija. We need more of these.

  89. nic

    July 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    wow, very nice interview very impactful, I wish them more years together. I picked one or two points dey.

  90. Sweet baby

    July 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Love this

  91. Nikki

    July 3, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Lovely…they sound pretty real! Love is beautiful!

  92. Esther

    July 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Love you guys so much. Rooting for you. May you have a lasting union. Amen.

  93. minxy8

    July 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Lovely

  94. jbabe

    July 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    beautiful couple
    cant help but wonder if their love looks so perfect because shes very beautiful and has a perfect body
    can someone who isnt so pretty be loved lke this??????just wondering

  95. RilyNaughty

    July 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    very lovely interview

  96. Shaznay

    July 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Beautiful couple, seem genuine, wishing you all the best.

  97. Berry

    July 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I so admire them, God will keep u guys stronger……..

  98. Ugo vanessa

    July 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

    they just make me wanna get married today today!am just loving yomi.he,s the cutest dude ive ever seen.dark guys trip me badlllllyyy!liz is so pretty,i wish them a happy married life.

  99. oppsy

    July 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I wish u guys all d best.Everybody luved my wedding dress Lizzy.

  100. Shanday

    July 11, 2013 at 12:50 am

    This is what you call words of wisdom. very practical advice. Love this couple

  101. Adetutu

    July 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Awwwwwwwh, I have learnt so much from them already, love them so much and I pray that God will grant them the desires of their heart and bless them with beautiful children, thanks for the lessons learnt

  102. PRINCESS ADUN

    July 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Am loving them all the way, it makes me feel married and i want this kind of marriage.

  103. Flo

    July 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Loved this… thanks guys! Seemed so real, genuine and wise! All the best for the future..!

  104. BB

    July 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Awwww, I’m happy for you guys. Please keep loving each other everyday. And I wish you lots of decades of happiness together. Yomi has grown sha. I remember your unilag days 🙂

  105. joke adegoke

    July 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    fabulous couples

  106. Evadyza

    July 19, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    wishin dem al d best more years ahead

  107. Lani

    July 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Loves it! Abeg pls we need more articles like this. thx!

  108. regent

    August 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    l love this, two people who prepared well for marriage.

  109. prize

    August 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I lve you guys. may God keep making you stronger.

  110. Ola-Bellz

    September 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Reading this brings so much joy to my heart. I knew you guys had something strong for each other from the very first i met you two (evergreen days of THE INTERN). Wish you guys a fruitful one…..

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