In November 2020, many who know little about Nollywood’s power couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, got a glimpse of the pair’s unique relationship when they celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.
The ever-smiling multiple award-winning actress took to her verified Instagram handle to wish her ‘boy’ happy anniversary. She wrote, “Totally forgot. 35 years together. Thank you, Lord. Here is to many more. Happy wedding anniversary Omo boy @_olujacobs.”
For those who have followed the couple closely over the years, it is no news that their story is one of love at first sight.
In an interview, Olu Jacobs had said that the moment he set his eyes on Joke Silva, he knew she was his wife.
He said, “We were having a management meeting for a play, Wole Soyinka’s Jero Metamorphosis when a young lady walked in. Immediately she walked in, something inside me told me that she would be my wife and I told the people around me that I was going to marry her. That was in 1981. In 1986, we got married.
Olu Jacobs continued, “I was not in a relationship. I had a disappointment that kept me away, and I never wanted any serious commitment because the wound was still raw, but when I met her, we talked and played a lot, which surprised people a lot.
“We travelled together a lot as well. When the time came, I did not hesitate, and it was as if she was waiting for the question as well. I proposed to her in Tunisia because we were shooting a film, Ashanti. She came to join me there on her way to England, and I asked her to marry me.”
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