Speculations rife over why ex beauty queen, Anita Uwagbale separated from her husband, Tom Iseghohi

Speculations rife over why ex beauty queen, Anita Uwagbale separated from her husband, Tom Iseghohi

That the 11-year-old marriage of former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2004, Anita Uwagbale and her husband Tom Iseghohi has crumbled like a pa

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That the 11-year-old marriage of former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2004, Anita Uwagbale and her husband Tom Iseghohi has crumbled like a pack of badly arranged cards is no longer news. During the week, the fitness buff and business woman who runs The Baby Store, a motherhood retail outfit in Victoria Island, announced via her social media handle that she was getting separated from her husband. She said, “Following our almost 15 years relationship as well as a lot of recent thought and 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 three lovely 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.”


Tom Iseghohi and Anita Uwagbale on their wedding day in 2008

Not many saw this coming as the couple portrayed a healthy and loving relationship on social media. What is perhaps news is the various theories being speculated by friends of the couple as the reason behind the shocking separation. While many are of the opinion that Tom swings both ways due to his effeminate looks, others have gone to town with the theory that the couple has been passing through some financial difficulties for sometime which was putting a strain on their relationship, adding that while Tom Iseghohi on his part tried to hold it down, Anita who has since reverted to her maiden name was obviously tired of enduring things and decided to opt out of the union.


Former beauty queens, Munachi Abii, Chineye Ochuba, Tom Iseghohi and Anita Uwagbale

A former group managing director of Transcorp Plc, Tom got headhunted by the then Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Ndi Okereke-Onyuike from America because of his enviable track record to run Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, Transcorp. His days at Transcorp were fraught with legal battles over fraud and money laundering in connection with the botched acquisition of the Nigeria Telecommunications (NITEL) by Transcorp. He however got discharged and acquitted of all charges by a Court of Appeal. Bouncing back from his travails, Tom a staunch Catholic refused to let the dark days of Transcorp ruin his enviable career. He is currently the founder of G-57, an association of 57 top Nigerian Executives from around the world as well as the executive vice president at Hudson Consulting Group’s global consulting practice based in New York.