On Thursday, June 30, 2022. Nigerian veteran rapper, Abdul Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz announced that his marriage to Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele was over.
The news of their split didn’t come as a shock to many as there had been several hints of crisis in the once admired marriage.
Just in case you’ve missed out on some of the details leading up to the split, here’s a timeline of Funke and JJC’s marriage for you:
Marriage: In May 2016, Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz tied the knot in a private ceremony in London.
Their union was seen as a match made in heaven and they soon became business partners with JJC venturing into her filmaking business.
They also didn’t fail to leave the single pringles in shambles with their loved-up red carpet appearances and social media birthday and annversary posts.
Funke and JJC Skillz welcomed twin boys in December 2018.
This was one year after she was rumoured to have suffered a miscarriage with her first pregnancy.
BREAKING COVID RULES
During the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in 2020, the couple hosted a party at their house to celebrate Skillz’s birthday.
This act not only earned them Twitter backlash but also the wrath of the Police.
They were arrested, arraigned in court and later sentenced to 14 days of community service with a fine of N100,000 each.
THE INITIAL SMOKE
In April 2022, JJC’s son, Benito commented on a post shared via Tiktok where it was rumoured that his marriage was in crisis.
He alleged that his stepmom was a horrible person. Benito’s mum didn’t help matters as she continued to drag Funke and JJC and even went on to release the photos of Funke’s twins on social media.
In an attempt to debunk the stories shared by Benito on social media, the couple pulled a united front on social media.
JJC released a statement denying that there were cracks in their marriage.
CHEATING ALLEGATIONS AND THE WEIRD AMVCA OUTING
Still holding a grudge against his step mum and dad, Benito yet again dropped another bombshell.
This time around he revealed that Funke and JJC were both cheating on each other.
He also alleged that they had not slept on the same bed for two years.
In a bid to maintain a united front for the public, the couple was seen together during the 2022 edition of the AMVCA held on May 14, 2022.
However, it wasn’t the usual lovely-dovey situation.
In June 2022, JJC Skillz took to his Instagram page to announce their separation.
According to him, the last two years were difficult for their marriage.
He revealed that he moved out of their matrimonial home three months before their separation on Funke’s insistence.