The Gambiaâ€™s Hellen Zainab Maroun, is becoming a familiar face and voice in Senegalese media. Not because sheâ€™s the daughter of supermarket tycoon, Paul Maroun, but because she is married to the lion of the arena, Balla Gaye II.
The question on everyoneâ€™s lips is â€“ is it glamorous to be a champion wrestlerâ€™s second wife? Zainab, a Muslim convert, is seemingly enjoying her new found fame. In an interview with Senegalese newspaper, Lâ€™Observateur she praised her in-laws for welcoming her into the Sakho family.
According to rumors there is a bit of rivalry between Zainab and her co-wife, but the former Maroun Supermarket manager denied it. She told Lâ€™Observateur: â€œI donâ€™t consider myself a co-wife. Iâ€™m a wife in every sense of the word and I am convinced that all women are first wives. I donâ€™t bother myself with these ranks first, second or third wife. All that matters to me is to make my husband happy.â€
Balla Gaye IIâ€™s first wife, Boury Bathily is not happy with having Zainab as a co-wife. Media reports disclosed that she once attempted to return to her parentâ€™s house.