Uche Jombo may have had a smooth journey as a Nigerian actress, director, and producer for more than two decades. However, this does not seem to be the same story regarding her marriage with her Peurto Rican American-based husband, Kenney Rodriguez. The union has suffered controversies with rumors of cheating, divorce, and denial. Here’s all there is to know about Uche Jombo’s time with her husband, Kenney Rodriguez, and how their marriage has fared since 2012.
Uche Jombo Met Her Husband, Kenney Rodriguez, Through a Mutual Friend
Kenney and Uche Jombo crossed paths through a mutual friend who was also a Nigerian. Although their meeting was solely for business connected with communication, it would later blossom into an affair.
When they met, the Kiss and Tell actress had Kenney’s eyes fixed on her beauty. Well, he would soon unravel that she had qualities that included hard work and passion. To him, falling in love with Jombo was easy, and hence, the need to turn the love story into a family came in handy.
They Got Married in 2012
Even though there is no certainty as to when the 42-year-old Uche Jombo and Kenney started dating or how long it lasted, they settled for marriage on May 16, 2012, in a private ceremony on a Peurto Rican beach.
Surprisingly, the news of the wedding did not make it to the media as much as those of several Nigerian celebrities of her category. Before the wedding, there were rumors that there was a likelihood of a wedding, but instead, the actress cum director pushed aside the allegation giving the insinuation that there may be nothing like that.
Nonetheless, the ceremony was able to make its way to several media pages afterward through images from WOW magazine. Reports also juggled that although many Nigerian celebrities did not grace the wedding, it was glamorous and put together by wedding expert and event planner Michelle Cotto.
Even at that, the marriage made it to the list of controversial celebrity weddings in Nigeria when Uche Jombo allegedly returned to Nigeria without the man she became married to. The controversy would vanish after it became clear that there was a wedding and a few pictures of the couple making rounds. Also, her name in many movies started reading as Uche Jombo-Rodriguez instead of just Uche Jombo as was previously known.
The Couple Shares a 6–Year-Old Son
The Enugu-born Jombo and Rodriguez repeated a similar pattern as they did in their wedding with the birth of their first and only son, Matthew Kenney-Chinedu Rodriguez. His birth on May 28, 2015, was kept private until they made it public through WOW magazine. When he was about three months old, on August 2, 2015, the child was reportedly dedicated at Praise Fellowship Church, Houston, Texas.
At present, Matthew Rodriguez may be famous due to his mother’s fame in the Nigerian movie industry. He is also famous on her social media page. On his own, however, he has modeled for Lomzy/African Fashion Brand and Susan Chanel Beauty.
When she was pregnant with the boy, Uche worked on one of her most acclaimed films, Lost in Us. Before the film, her husband drew her attention to a medical condition whereby a person imagines a life with another. This came after a fan on Facebook persistently claimed to have a child with her through direct messages.
Uche Jombo’s Marriage to Rodriguez Lasted for About 5 Years
There have been different tales about the marriage of Uche and Rodriguez. A few years after they became married, there were reports that the marriage may have had some cracks and could not be sustained. The rumors would later quickly die down.
Based on another report, their marriage lasted about five years. However, this does not seem to be the story of Uche Jombo, who claims her marriage was still good as of 2017.
Their Marriage Faced Some Controversies
Following their wedding, and since the public had little to no knowledge about the man the mathematics and statistics graduate was married to, stories were created that Kenney Rodriguez may be living off the wealth of Uche. At the end of it, it didn’t seem to be true in its entirety as it would later be revealed that Kenney was a businessman in the United States with a specialty in communication.
In another controversy, Kenney was accused of cheating on Uche with a then 22-year old lady whose images with Kenney’s spread across several pages. To compound the matter, some of the photos of the lady were seen in the kitchen of Kenney’s house, which he shared with Uche. This would purportedly result in a 2017 divorce that has not been confirmed.
Despite all of these, Uche would reach out to social media to claim that her marriage was fine. She blamed several blogs for making up stories about her marriage, and although she turned away from them, there was no way she could not address the public to stay off her marital affairs. She would add that the only true story was that she was trying to strike a balance between her family and career.
In the middle of the divorce story came another story that would raise questions about whether Uche was telling the truth about her marriage being fine. This came after an Instagram account allegedly belonging to Rodriguez posted an apology for the media’s speculation about their love life.
The Instagram account drew further attention when another actress and a friend to Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, reportedly posted a picture of Uche Jombo and tagged it to the account. Both moves caused the public to claim that the Instagram account in Kenney’s name was not real and that Uche may have created the account to apologize to herself while Oboli made a move to further make it believable.
Where is Uche Jombo Now Since Her Divorce?
The actress lives her private life away from the media. In the same vein, the man she married in 2012 keeps a low profile but is believed to be residing in the United States. Before they got married, Uche Jombo had been used to dating men outside of Nigeria.
She would accord this as to why she found ease with her marriage to Kenney. While there are reports that the actress may have removed the pictures of Kenney Rodriguez from Instagram, her Twitter account still reads his name, thereby raising more questions about their marriage.