Dana Kinduryte is a Lithuanian lawyer whose primary claim to fame in the Nigerian entertainment circle is her marriage to famous Nollywood actor Jim Iyke. James Ikechukwu Esomugha Okolue, popularly called Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor, singer, TV personality, and businessman.
Having starred in over a hundred movies, a Jim Iyke feature instantly upgrades even the most mediocre movie to a classic, courtesy of his iconic ‘Bad Boy’ onscreen persona. With blockbusters like ‘Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons’ (2018), ‘Bad Comments’ (2020), and the critically acclaimed ‘Last Flight to Abuja’ (2012), which featured star actors like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim, you cannot deny that Jim is definitely up there with all the Nollywood greats.
But what’s more interesting about him is how the celebrity actor was able to keep his love life with Dana a top secret. What is it about Dana Kinduryte that made her different from Jim’s other women? Find out as you read further.
Is Jim Iyke Married?
47-year-old Jim Iyke is currently single. However, he was once married to Lithuanian-American lawyer Dana Kinduryte for a few years. His marriage was mostly low-key as he realized he didn’t want too many people meddling in his personal affairs, as is known to happen with a celebrity of his caliber.
According to the actor, his marriage hit a rough patch after he realized he couldn’t cope with the demise of his mother in 2014. In a 2021 interview with Chude Jideonwo, the Nigerian thespian spoke of losing his marriage to his demons. He also alluded to having had more than one marriage, but the available information online says otherwise.
The Nollywood bad boy refused to elaborate much on his cryptic marriage comments. Right now, no one knows whether he is divorced completely and if there is any hope of reconciliation between him and the mother of his child.
Whichever way it goes, we will help him well. So far, Jim has remained as quiet as ever regarding his private life. The actor has been linked to women like Jamaican national Keturah Hamilton and Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari in the past.
How Old is Dana Kinduryte?
Dana Kinduryte’s actual age is unknown, but she is believed to be in her early 30s as of 2022. She was born around 1991 in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius–Lithuania, which used to be part of the former Soviet Union.
Reports have it that she originally hails from Kaunas, believed to be the second-largest city in the country. Further details about her family have been kept under lock and key, and nobody seems to know exactly who her parents are or whether she has any siblings. Other personal details like her zodiac sign and date of birth are also absent.
However, we know that Dana is a European woman of Caucasian ethnicity. She lived in Vilnius for years before relocating to the American city of Atlanta, probably to further her education. Because of this fact, she is most likely also an American citizen. She attended an unnamed American college and was most likely a college graduate as of 2013.
What Does Dana Kinduryte Do for a Living?
The Lithuanian native is a lawyer by profession. It would be very understandable to look at Dana’s pictures and call her a model. However, the young woman is much more and is the epitome of beauty and brains. Jim Iyke once bragged that his wife was a successful lawyer, but she was also fluent in her native Lithuanian tongue, English, and French.
Becoming a practicing lawyer when she was only 23 years old tells us all we need to know about how dogged this woman is. On the other hand, her baby daddy has performed some of the most accomplished career exploits in the Nigerian movie industry. With a net worth of nearly $35 million, Jim Iyke has created quite the legacy for himself—as an actor, record label owner, and philanthropist.
He founded a film production company called Untamed Productions in 2007 before moving on to add a record label called Untamed Records. It isn’t difficult to see why the couple had a lot in common, being that they are both extremely hard-working people. Although this hasn’t been verified yet, Dana’s net worth is likely sitting in the range of $100k to $150k.
Is Dana Kinduryte Jim Iyke’s Wife?
Dana Kinduryte is the first and only wife of Nollywood actor Jim Iyke known to the public. However, going by most recent reports, the two have split up amid irreconcilable differences. Dana and Jim met in the United States of America in 2014. They began dating for a couple of months before Dana became pregnant.
This new development caused her to move into his Atlanta apartment, and they lived there as a couple until she had the baby. Speaking about how he got married, Jim revealed that his then-girlfriend had no idea who he was back in Nigeria. This was in response to accusations that she married him for his money; apparently, they were a love match from the very beginning.
They got married in early 2016 after Dana had put to bed. The wedding was a secret affair, with only very close friends and family members in attendance. The wedding took place in a private garden in Texas, USA. It seemed like a happy marriage to the outside world, but now, less than six years after, the union has hit the rocks.
Sadly, there seems to be no hope of the two getting back together again. Dana and Jim’s marriage has gone under critic radar mostly because of their ultra-private nature. Dana isn’t active on any social media platforms as of this writing. Jim has said that he deliberately kept details of his baby mama and marriage undercover.
He believed that too much media exposure was the reason for all of his previously failed relationships. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, he and his wife still couldn’t keep it together, and they got divorced in 2021 after being married for just five years.
How Many Children Does Dana Kinduryte Have?
To the best of our knowledge, Dana Kinduryte is the mother of a boy named Harvis Chidubem Iyke. He was born on September 1, 2015, in a private hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently 8 years old. Harvis was born under the Virgo Zodiac sign and shares the same birth month with his father.
His parents, who are still good friends, try their best to co-parent smoothly with each other. Although Harvis is the only child known to be born to Jim, the actor said in an interview on the talk show ‘With Chude’ that he had about three children.
Whether they were all born by Dana Kinduryte or not isn’t clear, as there is no way of confirming this because Dana herself has zero social media presence. If Jim and Dana did have more kids, we would update this as soon as we have more information.