Anita Iseghohi, a former beauty queen, has announced her separation from Tom Iseghohi, her husband of nearly 12 years.
The couple would have celebrated their 12th year wedding anniversary in December. They have three children together.
The 2004 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) took to Instagram in the early hours of Thursday to state that they are no more together.
She said in spite of their new status, they remain a family and will work together to co-parent their children.
Iseghohi wrote: “Following our almost 15 year relationship as well as a lot of recent thought and careful consideration, I have made a difficult decision to separate from my husband.
“We are still a family and will always be loving, dedicated parents to our lovely three children. I won’t be commenting beyond this and I thank you all in advance for respecting the privacy of our young children and of our family. Love and respect from us to all of you.”
Iseghohi was among the top 15 semi-finalists at the 2004 Miss World pageant. She was named the African Continental Queen of Beauty.
While marking their 10th wedding anniversary in 2016, she described Tom as a “lover, family, friend, partner, teacher, and mostly importantly the one that understands my drama”.
Anita and Tom got married at a registry in America in 2007, years after they met.
The former beauty pageant and her hubby also had a society wedding in Lagos in 2004, and are parents of two sons and one daughter.