It was a shock for the congregation of pop star turned cleric, Pastor Kris Okotie when he announced the break-up in his marriage of four years to his second wife, Stephanie yesterday.
While Okotie is divorcing for the second time, Stephanie has now been married three times and has three children from her first two marriages.The break-up also puts an end to dream twins that Okotie expected her to deliver someday.
The news, which enveloped the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos stunned members, as they stood still and speechless for seconds after he dropped the bombshell shortly before the close of Sunday service.
The Sunday service which coincided with the June’s brethren’s’ birthday celebration had recorded soul lifting songs and dances interspersed with prayers, ministration and cutting of the cake. Okotie, in a sparkling white short-sleeve suit suddenly drew the attention of the churchwith the unexpected announcement.
“Stephanie and I are no longer married. We have separated. You can see she’s not in church today. It’s due to irreconcilable differences and you should please respect our wishes at this time because there is no going back.”