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Social media is destroying celebrity marriages – Segun Arinze



Social media is destroying celebrity marriages - Segun Arinze - BellaNaija

Segun Arinze

Veteran Nollywood actor Segun Arinze has said that social media is helping to destroy so many celebrity marriages.

Arinze, who was married to Anne Njemanze, said celebrities aren’t “helping themselves” by putting their private lives on social media.

“I have had my share of it,” he said, speaking to LIB “remember I had a broken marriage.”

He said:

Social Media is helping to destroy so many marriages and a lot of our so-called celebrities are not helping themselves by putting their marriages and relationships on social media.

Your private life should be private. I have had my share of it, remember I had a broken marriage before I remarried again.

Learn to keep your private life private and your public life public. You don’t let the whole world come into your life and see what you are doing because the same people who are seeing you today and going to mock you tomorrow.

As a public figure, it’s really tough being a public figure. Celebrities need to separate their private lives from the public, show what’s necessary if it’s important.

It’s really crazy how everybody post about their private life on the Internet, looking for likes and all that. Social media has its advantages in terms of reaching out to fans, marketing and promoting of your brands. But the disadvantages will come back to hurt you.


  1. Jay

    October 8, 2017 at 10:43 am

    But you divorced Ann before the emergence of social media ?‍♀️?‍♀️

    • Shalewa

      October 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Don’t mind him. Violent man. Bloody dead beat dad and wife abuser. You no put money down for food but want to eat Bokoto.

    • corolla

      October 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Some of you just reason like primary 2 students. SMH

    • Ec

      October 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      ?? the shade.

      People ruin their marriages

    • Dolly

      October 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      *palmtrees* all over you comment lol
      Like their marriages wasn’t crashing on the min before the emergence of social media….its just per sec now no difference.

  2. justsaying

    October 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Well they and their marriages should stay the fck off social media like aunty joke silva and uncle olu Jacobs do and they’ll be fine like their Jacob’s is.

    There are millions on marriages not on social media and they are perfectly fine, but if your whole low esteem life is living on social media yearning for clicks and like to you and your husband, you have cursed your marriage. It’s as simple as that.

    Nothing annoys me than those who tell strangers help me tell my significant other happy birthday or those who will write an epistle to their spouse on social media in their birthday. You can’t tell them in private. Immature adults and Attention Seekers and pretenders

    • Ej

      October 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      And there are millions of marriage not on social media but still failed, aunt joke is on social media. It just takes the grace of God and hard work, nobody wants to work for their marriage anymore.

    • Jade

      October 9, 2017 at 12:40 am

      Abeg, we all can’t be the same. There are many marriages not on social media that’s still hell. Infact, they may need to speak out and get help. All that hiding, keep secret is not the best all the time. Some are on social media and still going strong. It depends on how you allow social media to control your life.
      People use social media to excuse an already dysfunctional marriage. Shey na social media break Tonto, Tiwa or chris Attoh marriages. It get K leg from day one, they chose social media into their lives. Must you post.

  3. Excuses

    October 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Is that his excuse for being a shite father too? *taking notes*

  4. Ottawa Queen

    October 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Is it really social media or the entertainment industry itself or just some people’s lifestyles and mindset? Where every one wants to feel among, slay at red carpet events, use the best fashion designers (like Toyin lawani) even when their bank accounts are blinking red, join in the latest trends, hangout with other big boys and girls at the latest joints, buy the latest cars and reside in the highbrow areas (Island). I’m trying to look at it from another angle. All these can put a strain on relationships and marriages even without the influence of social media. Personally, I know someone who lives like this. Always wanting to be who she’s not. Living above her means. She’s never had any social media account till date, not even in the days of Hi5. She’s only currently on whatsApp and not even active. Today her marriage of 4yrs is broken and according to the husband it’s because her demands were just too high, making him feel worthless as a man. Wanting to drive the big suv’s and dress like the other wives in the estate. Comparing herself and competing, making mockery of her husband. Anything she sees on another woman, she wants and must get it through her husband forcefully. It caused serious arguments and today they’re no more together. I think people should just be grateful and appreciative for who they are and what they have. Cherish ur family and if you need anything, trust God and work hard for it. Stop trying to impress or oppress anyone whether on social media, in ur church or neighborhood.

  5. Californiabawlar

    October 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Lmaoo! You pipu should leave Uncle Segun o. His own was paper media na! I remember reading tales of his wife-woozing skills in Saturday Punch and City People ?? I say he’s lucky his scandal didn’t happen in the social media age… the dragging no go be for here. Just goes to show that people including celebrities have been shritty since the 90s…
    Everyone just do better! Howbouda? Like our American relatives will say… if you don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

  6. Letty

    October 8, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    First of all these weasels are not celebrities they just take themselves way too seriously. The destiny of your marrIage lies in your hands. You put stuff out and want ppl to keep quiet or praise you all the time. You are in wonderland…words hurt and be ready for the missiles when they come flying. My husband is a very popular man in Nigeria and we literally fight when i tell him not to grant interviews. Social media is pure unadulterated narcissism and hedonism…instagram baddie pics….hashtags….

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