s veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie and his wife, Barrister Mrs Josephine Edochie celebrate their 53 years of marital bliss, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis has imparted apostolic blessing on them.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Edochie, considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, married Josephine in October 1969 and since then, they have been blessed with six (6) children: Leo Adam Linc Jean Yul and Eva.
The 75-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday to share photos from the thanksgiving service held to celebrate their wedding anniversary. In the photos from the church service, Edochie and his wife were seen rocking matching outfits while their children dazzled in similar attire.
He wrote: “53 years of Marital Bliss with my Queen, Chief Barrister Mrs Josephine Edochie. Thanks to my Children for hosting us to the biggest party of our lifetime, yes Our LIFE because we are ONE In celebration of our 53yrs of marriage and Life in Goodness and in Good Health.
“These past 53years, God blessed us with six biological children (among all the inherited ones and numerous grand-children)5 gentlemen and a beautiful adorable lady, Leo; Adam; Linc; Jean; Yul; Eva, respectively. Thank you all for celebrating with us. Daalu nu”.
TNG reports a certificate of the apostolic blessing imparted to Edochie and his wife by Pope Francis was presented to them by the officiating priest during the church thanksgiving service.
“The Holy Father, Francis cordially imparts the requested Apostolic blessing to Chief Pete & Barr. Josephine Edochie on the occasion of their celebration of life/53rd marriage anniversary,” wording on the certificate reads.
The wedding anniversary thanksgiving service was held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Independence Layout, Enugu, Enugu State.
See photos of the celebration below:
Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie celebrates 53 years of Marital Bliss with his Queen, Chief Barrister Mrs Josephine Edochie.
Yul’s first wife, May celebrates with Pete Edochie, wife
eanwhile, May, the first wife of actor, Yul Edochie has celebrated his parents, Pete and Josephine Edochie on their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Taking to her Instagram page, May shared a photo of the couple and said, “Pls fam joined me to celebrate the great #peteedochie and his adorable wife.
“We are grateful to the Almighty for the gift of life. 53 years and counting! May God continue to strengthen you both and give you peace.”
The marriage of May and Yul has been a subject of social media trends after the latter revealed he had married a second wife, Judy Austin and welcomed a son with her.