Popular showbiz personality, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Saturday tied the nuptial knot with his wife of 40 years, Diane, saying he did so to please his aged mother.
Charly Boy is 67 years old and the marriage has produced three children.
The modest wedding took place at the Chapel of Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer Catholic Church in Gwarimpa, Abuja.
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, Bishop Mathew Kukah, officiated the wedding which was attended by relatives of the couples and their close friends.
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The Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, who was present at the occasion urged the husband and wife to keep to their marriage vows by showing mutual love, understanding and respect for each other.
“I specially congratulate Charles and his wife for this Godly decision, and I pray God to keep them together.”
The News Agency of Nigerian, NAN, quoted Charly Boy as saying that he and his wife decided to wed in church to honour his aged mother who had been “pleading that we do the right thing.”
He stated: “This is not that kind of marriage with fanfare; I am doing it to please my aged mother and meet certain demands of the society.
”She has been pleading that we do the right thing, saying this is the woman I have been living with for 40 years.
“We have been following through with the process of annulment of my last marriage, and my former wife who has since remarried cooperated very well, and then in 2017, the marriage was formally annulled.
“My mother actually got the wife for me at the age of 19 because I was a little rascally with women as a young man; she thinks it would curb my sexual excesses,” he said.
Charly Boy has nine children from different women, and has 16 grandchildren.
He has, however, always regarded Diane as the mother of all his children.