Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation and his ex-beauty queen wife, Precious Chikwendu, have separated, sources have said.
The couple who was married in 2014 had four sons together.
FFK has been married three times. He married Saratu Atta in 1987 with the marriage crashing in 1990. He later married Yemisi Adeniyi in 1991 with the marriage also crashing in 1995.
PREMIUM TIMES quoted a family source saying on Wednesday that the marriage broke down irretrievably due to a health challenge which Ms Chikwendu has been trying to manage since they became a couple.
According to the source, the health issue posed a serious challenge and the couple later became estranged.
Alongside other unprintable reasons, the source also claimed that they had countless disagreements over ‘‘unapproved outings.’’
The source said, ‘‘Snowwhite was fond of going out without Fani-Kayode’s permission and he could no longer tolerate it’.’
The source also denied reports that the union broke down due to domestic violence allegedly meted out to the ex-beauty queen by the ex- former minister.
Chikwendu’s uncle, Okey Onyemachi, however, debunked some allegations making the rounds.
He said, ‘‘I never witnessed any domestic violence incident but I am aware that they are separated and are not staying together as we speak, but reports of domestic violence are very funny and malicious.
“I am unhappy about the reports and my major concern is the children and why people are cooking up fake stories. The allegations that the kids aren’t chief’s is a big lie and unthinkable. Precious is my niece and I can confirm that all these stories are false.’’
The couple has apparently been living apart for some months now.