Senegalese celebrities who divorced their Gambian wives

Written by Eddy Jatta

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Shortly after he became the roi de l'arène sénégalaise, champion wrestler Balla Gaye 2 got married to a Lebanese-Gambian beauty, Hellen Maroun. It was one of the most talk-about celebrity marriages in the country.

They allegedly met in a nightclub in the Senegambia Strip. Despite weeks of honeymoon in Dakar, the couple soon divorced.

Of course, Bala Gaye is not the first Senegalese celebrity to split from his Gambian wife - nor is his marriage with Hellen the first to end in a surprisingly short time frame.

There was famous marabout Ablaye Diop Khass' marriage with a Serre Kunda girl. They have a child together. He dumped her to marry actress Soumboulou Bathily,

And former Everton striker Oumar Niasse was also married to an England-based Gambian socialite, Sira John. They parted ways shortly after newspapper reports that the Senegalese was arrested by British police on suspicion of assault.

Earlier this year, controversial TV star Omaro Gueye tied the knot with Ayo Baldeh - a Sweden-based socialite. They divorced before the marriage was consummated.

Famous dancer Pape Ndiaye Thiou also had a Gambian wife. She lives in Birmingham, England, but the marriage ended faster than expected.