- Stella Damasus has remembered her late husband and penned an emotional tribute for him.
- She recalled the time he died and how she had to stay strong for their kids.
- The actress admitted that it doesn’t get easier with each passing year, but the memories keep them going on.
Popular Nigerian film actress, Stella Damasus has remembered her late husband, Jaiye Aboderin, who passed on 19 years ago.
The movie star took to her Instagram page on Sunday, December 3, 2023, where she paid tribute to her first husband and father of her two daughters.
Stella Damasus called him many sweet names and stated that while her heart stopped beating the moment he died, she had to stay strong for the sake of their children.
“19 years gone. My JAY, My Jaibad, my teddy bear, my lover, my king, husband of my youth, my knight in shining armor, my gist partner, my teacher, my padi, my heartbeat, father of my children.
My heart literally stopped when I lost you. But it had to start beating again for the sake of the girls. We all miss you so much but we are strong just like you taught us to be. You are my angel. My lover forever.
You will never be forgotten. NEVER. It doesn’t get any easier with each passing year, but I am holding on to the promise that we will meet again to part no more. I love you forever my lover. Hmmmm! It is well. Continue to rest my love. #rip.”
Damasus married her first husband, Jaiye Aboderin, at 21 in 1999. The couple had two daughters before Jaiye died suddenly in 2004.
Stella Damasus remarried in 2007, this time to Emeka Nzeribe. The marriage lasted for seven months before a mutual agreement to divorce. In 2011, she became associated with multiple award-winning Nollywood producer & director, Daniel Ademinokan; this eventually also led to a separation in 2020 and subsequent divorce.
Their relationship sparked a lot of controversy because both parties never publicly admitted to be dating, engaged or even married until 2014.