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Pulse List 2018: 5 celebrity breakups of the year

<h1>While some celebrities were finding love, some rekindling their already existing love life, a few of them called it quits with their partners in 2018.</h1>

<p class="">Unlike the previous years where we had a lot of celebrity couples calling it quits and in some cases in messy circumstances, 2018 was a bit laid back when it came to celebrity couple breakups. However, some celebrities were caught in messy separation scandals.</p>

<p class="">Trust us as we covered these celebrity breakups stories with some of them ending up in mutual consent while for others it was drama filled. Here are five celebrity couples who broke up in 2018.</p>

<p class=""><strong>1. Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/OWM7MDA_/fbd9db214f07d83fbcf821ab63af5e7a.jpeg" alt="Juliet Ibrahim and boyfriend, Iceberg Slim all set for the wedding of the year"> <figcaption>Juliet Ibrahim and boyfriend, Iceberg Slim all set for the wedding of the year</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">When Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim started dating back in 2018, everyone loved the idea and <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/juliet-ibrahim-actress-on-a-romantic-getaway-with-boyfriend-iceberg-slim-photos/652hdch" id="a0c30ad7-06bd-47f9-a19f-f5ff0be2fd7b">they looked inseparable</a>. From <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/juliet-ibrahim-actress-steps-out-with-boyfriend-iceberg-slim-in-matching-t-shirts/9ng64jl" id="a1b65242-62dc-436d-a659-b43e11fbdfe5">getting matching tattoos</a> to kissing during live interviews, we all thought these guys were going to be the next <strong>Banky W</strong> and <strong>Adesua Etomi</strong> waiting to happen.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NWI7MDA_/f73ef46545063d15ba3c05f3a6eee508.jpeg" alt="Iceberg Slim and Juliet Ibrahim"> <figcaption>Iceberg Slim and Juliet Ibrahim</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Well, by mid-2018, our predictions were beginning to look look bleak. Alas! it didn’t take long before we began to notice cracks in the relationship. </p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MDY7MDA_/6e19b0f9242ccaba07dde0249af93b06.jpeg" alt="Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim at the Pulse TV studios "> <figcaption>Juliet Ibrahim and Iceberg Slim at the Pulse TV studios </figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">First was the weirdly usual thing couples do when there is a rift, <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/juliet-ibrahim-trouble-in-paradise-actress-deletes-all-photos-of-iceberg-slim-from/kh47se0" id="c2008ecb-a413-46b0-a5b0-a2e102266394">delete photos on social media</a>. It didn’t end there, when the pressure began to mount on Juliet Ibrahim, she finally came out to announce that she was single. Iceberg Slim then took to his Instagram page where <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/read-iceberg-slims-1st-reaction-since-juliet-ibrahim-announced-their-split/qrmh6m1" id="2dafc347-a553-4d5e-a47e-c671cea820b8">he posted subliminal messages</a> which were followed by that of <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/juliet-ibrahim-talks-about-narcissists-shortly-after-confirming-split-with-iceberg/r2gr890" id="b45cd602-ad6e-400f-9ac3-16089bf05ccf">Juliet who called him a narcissist.</a></p>

<p class=""><strong>2. IK Ogbonna and Sonia La Reina</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZjE7MDA_/a515306caaa0862a7f4927fca90a9ed5.jpeg" alt="IK Ogbonna and wife, Sonia"> <figcaption>IK Ogbonna and wife, Sonia</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Another celebrity couple that shocked everyone with their relationship crisis was IK Ogbonna and his <strong>Colombian</strong> model wife, Sonia Lareinaa Ogbonna. Fans have always admired this union as they kept everyone glued to social media with their beautiful photos. Sonia for one was always quick to give relationship advice on social while IK Ogbonna couldn’t complete a statement without mentioning her name.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MWI7MDA_/960acb2603d7c024d0c9df47acb2d51c.jpeg" alt="IK Ogbonna,Sonia Morales"> <figcaption>IK Ogbonna,Sonia Morales</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">So we wonder what and did things nosedive from sweet and rosy to the point where speculations of <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/ik-ogbonna-actor-drags-nosy-instagram-troll-who-thinks-his-marriage-has-crashed/m453jqd" id="89095bec-3864-4b20-8857-04c5e1e8a84b">a possible split began to flood the timeline of social media</a>. First, it was Sonia taking off her husband’s name on social media that sparked off the rumours. For weeks these guys kept <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/ik-ogbonnas-wife-says-she-has-chosen-to-be-in-charge-of-her-life/m9f2nvb" id="abe1882f-5425-4815-9065-1803a0abf266">posting cryptic messages on their Instagram pages</a> leaving fans bewildered. IK Ogbonna and Sonia Lareinna haven’t come out to officially announce their separation but it looks like their once beautiful marriage ship has long sailed.</p>

<p class=""><strong>3. Rita Nzelu and Simeon Okeke</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MjQ7MDA_/de3cdf9631a1a29869fe9fe5ce1f71c1.jpeg" alt="Rita Nzelu with her husband, Simeon Okoro"> <figcaption>Rita Nzelu with her husband, Simeon Okoro</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">If you are an 80s or early 90s baby then the name Rita Nzelu most certainly rings a bell. She is known for her acting prowess back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She, however, took a break from acting after getting married to Simeon Okeke to focus on her family. Not so much was held about her until 2018 <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/rita-nzelu-actress-marriage-to-simeon-okoro-reportedly-crashes-returns-bride-price/14rwf5f" id="fd9183bc-89d0-42d6-8a44-4a796b96482f">when the news of her marriage collapse broke the Internet.</a></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZTg7MDA_/38bba743bd700b325d122773d829f265.jpeg" alt="Rita Nzelu out on dinner with husband, Simeon Okoro"> <figcaption>Rita Nzelu out on dinner with husband, Simeon Okoro</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">In May 2018, <strong>Legit.ng</strong> reported that Rita Nzelu and her husband, Simeon Okeke had called it quits. According to them, the marriage ended after the actress’ husband refused her return back to the entertainment industry after a long break. There were also reports of infidelity between both parties. It got really messy that Rita returned her bride price to the family of her ex-husband which they confirmed to have received.</p>

<p class=""><strong>4. Anita Iseghohi and Tom Iseghohi</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/OTE7MDA_/24b0aa5e99bff8c48e1fb90d923df37c.jpg" alt="Anita Iseghohi and husband, Tom Iseghohi"> <figcaption>Anita Iseghohi and husband, Tom Iseghohi</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">At the beginning of this article, we stated that some of the celebrity breakups of 2018 ended in a mutual manner. That, exactly is what played out when former <strong>Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria</strong>, 2004 edition, <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/anita-iseghohi-announces-separation-from-husband-after-11-years-of-marriage/d254lc4" id="267dde05-ed49-484b-ba5b-44120a078cdb">Anita Iseghohi announced the end of her union</a> with top executive husband, Tom Iseghohi.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NTE7MDA_/9217f18f25ffa12b22946b927784c7e3.jpg" alt="Anita iseghohi and husband, Tom"> <figcaption>Anita iseghohi and husband, Tom</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">The former beauty queen took to her Instagram page in November 2018 where she revealed that her 11 years marriage to the former MD of <strong>Transcorp Corporation</strong> had ended. The major reason for the split isn’t known yet but she said it was done after a lot of thought and consideration. The union is blessed with three children.</p>

<p class=""><strong>5. Juliet Mgborukwe and Chima Ojukwu</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/OTE7MDA_/01c497cde2edf40a987630baf0b31710.jpg" alt="Juliet Mgbrokwe and husband, Chima Ojukwu"> <figcaption>Juliet Mgbrokwe and husband, Chima Ojukwu</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">The separation between <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/juliet-mgborukwe-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-drama-in-actress-marriage/djc0fvr" id="e16a11d6-8f30-4ff3-b6d0-13e607545b60">Juliet Mgborukwe and her ex-husband has got to be the messiest celebrity breakup of the year</a>. The drama that ensued the breakup is one which can be side to be embarrassing. Juliet Mgborukwe rose to stardom when she was a presenter at <strong>Soundcity TV</strong> before joining Nollywood.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MDQ7MDA_/41f62437e79ea3446733a44bac39613e.jpg" alt="Juliet Mgbrokwe and former husband, Chima Ojukwu"> <figcaption>Juliet Mgbrokwe and former husband, Chima Ojukwu</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/juliet-mgborukwe-actress-set-to-divorce-husband-over-alleged-domestic-violence/0tldn3v" id="0f50ef9d-ac4c-4c04-98ba-08a3c4d1f502">The news of their divorce first broke the Internet in July 2018</a> with photos of a badly bruised Juliet. This went on for days as she revealed how she was allegedly assaulted by her husband in their matrimonial home. While Juliet was busy pointing accusing fingers at her ex-husband, he too had another side of the story to tell. Chima Ojukwu who married Juliet back in 2011 <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/celebrities/juliet-mgborukwe-actress-husband-says-she-was-sleeping-around/tkg5688" id="ee603f71-54e9-48f1-a19a-17a77e3bb247">said she was cheating on him while they were still married</a>. It didn’t end there, he went to reveal how she was even assaulted by one of her lovers.</p>
Source: Pulse Entertainment

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