Dr. Justin Dean (born June 30, 1988) is a 34 year old American doctor, sports therapist, and chiropractor. He is famous as the ex-husband of the Nigerian-born dancer and singer Korra Obidi.
Dean came to the limelight after he tied the knot traditionally with Korra in 2017. The duo spent some good years together before things went sour. They are now living separately after getting embroiled in a messy divorce following the birth of their second child. Though they are living their lives to the fullest, they are still co-parenting their two daughters.
Dr. Justin Dean was Born in Eastern Oregon
Dr. Justin Dean was born on June 30, 1988, in Eastern Oregon, United States of America. He is of white ethnicity and is an American national. Details of who his father is are unknown, but following where the celebrity husband had his childhood, he might be a farmer.
His mother, Janis Dean, was spotted with him at his traditional wedding in Nigeria. Other details about her remain unknown. It is not known if he has siblings or not, as there is no information on that. His childhood is seen as one with lots of exploration. He grew up in Eastern Oregon, where he learned how to drive a tractor and harvest at local ranches and farms.
In his teens, he became good at running cross country and track events, and he was awarded a scholarship to run both sports after high school. Information regarding his early education, high school, and the university is unknown. He is known to have studied medicine at the university.
He is a Medical Doctor
Having developed a passion for athletics, the human body’s limit, and biomechanics, he studied medicine at the university. He is also a sports therapist and a chiropractor. As a medical doctor and sports therapist, he has worked with the Chinese National Team Sports in 2017. He owns a sports therapy center known as Dean’s Sports Therapy and co-invented the NeuroCentric Approach based in Los Angeles, United States of America.
Dr. Justin Dean Met Korra Obidi on Tinder
Dr. Justin Dean met his ex-wife, Korra Obidi, through a dating site known as Tinder when he was working as a sports therapist with the Chinese National Olympic Team. As of then, his ex-wife worked as a dance language teacher in Shanghai, China.
After dating for some time, they got hitched in the traditional way at Delta State, Korra Obidi’s hometown, in December 2017. The couple had a blissful marriage that was admired by many as his wife was a social media sensation who wouldn’t take a breath from uploading their activities on social media.
Most of the time, the duo created content together with their first child. One of their most viewed contents was that of his ex-wife giving birth to both of their children. Their marriage lasted barely five years as they were caught in a messy divorce.
Their Marriage Faced a Crisis in Early 2022
The couple were the people’s favorite until 2022 after Dr. Justin Dean announced that he would be divorcing his wife a few days after the birth of their second child. At first, the masses tagged it as a joke or prank, but he stated that he was not joking. He further revealed that he was taking the decision because of his mental health.
Dean blamed the divorce on social media influence and her quest for fame, stressing that Korra was putting their personal life on social media. He further stated that he needed to leave because Korra was always lamenting how giving birth to their children was a mistake and for his mental health.
In addition, he hinted at her infidelity since their marriage, which she seemed unbothered about. As a couple that exposed most of their lives on social media, the public reacted to him while he gained the support of some for his claims and decision. He later apologized to his wife and her family but still maintained his stand on getting a divorce.
At the initial time, his wife didn’t react to his claims but later took to her Instagram to confirm that they were getting a divorce. She further stated that she was committed to taking care of herself and her newborn baby. In April 2022, the court issued Justin a month’s restraining order after he dropped his children off at Korra’s house to go to work.
In the heat of the divorce process, Dr. Justin Dean was dragged severally by his estranged wife. In May 2022, she called him out on Facebook Live for refusing to take care of her children and stealing $5,000 from her. She further revealed that she mistakenly sent the said amount to their joint account, which the doctor cashed out. In addition, she called him to return the money, but he gave her excuses and accused her of stealing his gold.
Korra Obidi stressed the issue that she would expose the real reason for their divorce if he didn’t return the money. On May 14, 2022, the dancer, in a live video on Facebook, accused her ex-husband of having an affair with an 18-year-old Brazilian known as Gabby. In the video, she admitted to cheating on him while she was in Nigeria and stated that she would upload pictures and videos of their affair.
The alleged mistress reacted to the claim by stating that they were just friends and were not in any relationship. To justify her claims, Korra Obidi released a video of her ex-husband’s Brazilian mistress cuddling up with him and kissing him on the forehead.
The video was uploaded after Dr. Justin Dean accused her of sleeping with Nigerian musicians like Slimcase, Don Jazzy, and Peruzzi while she was pregnant. Though the divorce is not yet finalized, they have moved on and are living their lives while still co-parenting their two children.
The Sports Therapist and His Ex-wife Have Two Daughters
Despite being caught in a messy marriage crisis, the sports therapist and his estranged wife are parents to two children:
- Date of birth: July 9, 2019
- Age: 3 years old
The couple welcomed their first child, June Dean, on July 9, 2019. The birth of their daughter was looked forward to by fans as they shared every detail of the pregnancy on social media.
On July 9, 2019, the couple took to their social media handles to announce the birth of their first child, giving the time of birth as 8:17 am. Their daughter was born through a natural delivery without the use of an epidural. Dr. Justin Dean praised his wife for her bravery and called her a warrior at the time.
- Date of birth: February 3, 2022
- Age: 0 years old
On February 3, 2022, the doctor’s estranged wife took to her Instagram handle to announce the birth of their second child, Athena Dean. It was revealed that the baby was born in an unmedicated natural water bath in their home. The couple went live on Facebook to stream the whole birth process.