Nowadays, many young men would prefer to marry at the age of 25 to 28. In fact, some choose to marry later than that.
However, things were not always like that and in the 80s and earlier, it was normal for women to get married as soon as they were deemed fit for marriage.
This was usually between the ages of 16 and 20. A number of the celebrities we grew up watching and a few present day public figures were a part of such norm.
You may not know, but here are some of the popular celebrities that got married earlier than you may think proper.
16-year-old Shan had just finished her WAEC examinations when she got married to her first husband.
Many Nigerians are familiar with the name ‘Kanu’ due to the man’s legendary status in Nigerian football. However, many may not know he married his wife, Amarachi when she was just entering into adulthood at the age of 18. The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary recently.
The gorgeous actress got married when she was 18 years old. Omotola Jalade husband is Captain Matthew Ekeinde. The actress got married in a traditional ceremony in 1996 and had her white wedding in 2001.
Perhaps the one who got married the youngest, Obot Etuk got married at the tender age of 15 in 1985 and started having kids almost immediately. She got divorced in 2002.
The actress is the youngest in the list. She reportedly got married at 19 in 2019. She celebrated her 20th birthday in October, 2020.