People were jolted when news surfaced in January that things had fallen apart between Tonto Dikeh and her husband of 17 months.
The first sign that something was amiss was when Tonto removed her husband’s name, which she had hitherto flaunted with pride, from her social media account.
At the time, Sunday Scoop had spoken with Tonto’s manager and he claimed that taking down her husband’s name was just a business decision for the actress as the account belonged to her brand.
This was amidst reports that Churchill cheated on Tonto with his beautiful personal assistant, Rosaline Meurer, who he allegedly took on several vacation trips abroad and showered with gifts.
Meanwhile, a trusted source who spoke to Punch's Sunday Scoop on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the lovebirds began having trouble during the last trimester of Tonto’s pregnancy. The businessman and philanthropist was said to have been seen with different ladies at clubs in Lagos.
Tonto was said to have confronted her husband about his alleged affairs and he denied it all. She then reportedly asked him to sack Rosaline if he was sure there was nothing between them but he declined, saying it was wrong to punish her for something she didn’t do. Tonto also allegedly behaved violently on some occasions when she threw tantrums and broke expensive items in the house. According to our source, Churchill thought it was a phase that would blow over, and he never believed that she would leave him. Tonto was also said to have suffered mood swings, both during her pregnancy and even after having the baby, which was attributed to post-partum depression.
Her estranged husband has reportedly been making moves to reconcile with her, even enlisting the support of elderly family members, but as Tonto confirmed herself, she has blocked all access.
Right now, Churchill has been advised to give her some time to heal and that in her own time, she would come around and return home.
However, our source, who is close to the couple, stated that Churchill had earlier been married to a certain Bimbo Coker.