By Yetunde Adeyeri
Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo and his wife, Jessica Oyelowo are celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary yesterday, September 5th.
David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo OBE is a Nigerian English American actor and producer. His highest-profile role to date was as Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biographical drama film Selma. He also took the lead role in The United Kingdom as well as playing the role of a chess coach in Queen of Katwe. You may also remember him from ‘Gringo’ and ‘The Butler’
The couple got married in September 1998 and have four children.
To celebrate, David shared a throwback photo and wrote;
To my “till death do us part” Jessica Oyelowo. Thank you for 21 years of blissful marriage and for loving me even when as a teenager I thought wearing bandannas was the definition of cool.
His wife, Jessica Oyelowo also shared some photos and video of them with the caption;
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Happy US Mother’s Day to every woman who has ever loved a child. The note is from my youngest in her card for me today 😭 This lot made me a mama (Not sure who the white kid at the back is…) I prayed a couple of years after we got married about whether it was the right time to have babies. The answer was very clear!!! I was planning on waiting because I had a fabulous career going on. So glad I didn’t. Definitely the hardest and best thing I’ve ever done. Everyday is a fresh adventure, but I couldn’t have learned about sacrificial love without having to be there everyday for these babies. I’m not a naturally sacrificial person so it kinda had to be forced on me for me to learn it 😬 so grateful. Now I get to do my work and be a mama! And enormous thanks to @davidoyelowo. Couldn’t have done it without you babes 😉
DAVID!!!! all the ways you still make me feel. Happy 21st-anniversary baby. I love you forever. And ever. And ever