All about Chiwetel Ejiofor’s marriage, wife and children

Who is Chiwetel Ejiofor?

Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British-Nigerian actor, model, and TV personality. He is known for his stellar performance in the 2012 historical drama “12 Years A Slave”.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s full name is Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor. He was born to middle-class Nigerian parents of Igbo descent on July 10, 1977, in Forest Gate, London as the second of four children. He is 44 years old as of March 2022. Chiwetel’s father, Arinze Ejiofor was a doctor while his mother, Obiajulu Ejiofor, was a pharmacist.

Chiwetel Ejiofor lost his father in a ghastly motor accident while travelling in Nigeria with him for a family function in 1988 at the age of 11. The scar on the actor’s face is a result of the accident as he was badly injured too.

Chiwetel Ejiofor has a younger sister named Asher Zain who currently works as a financial news correspondent for CNN, and another elder sister named Kandibe, a medical doctor.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of writing this article, Chiwetel Ejiofor is not officially married and does not have a wife. However, the 44-year-old actor has been romantically linked with some of his colleagues in the entertainment industry, including the likes of Naomie Harris, Sari Mercer, Frances Aaternir, Radha Mitchell, and even Lupita Nyong’o.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s current girlfriend

It is not known if the actor is in any relationship at the moment as most of his romantic involvements have been merely speculative.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s sexuality

The actor is a firm supporter of the “LGBT community”, even though he is not known to be gay.

About Chiwetel Ejiofor’s wife

As of the time of publishing this article (April 2022), Chiwetel Ejiofor is still unmarried and does not have a wife. It is also not publicly known if he is currently in any relationship or has a fiancee or baby mama. Ejiofor has a reputation for not sharing details of his personal life on social media. There are reports that the actor does not maintain an active Instagram account.

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s children

As of the time of publishing this post, British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor does not have a child. None of the actor’s relationships has produced a kid.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris in 2015 (Credit – David M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris’ relationship

Chiwetel Ejiofor and English actress Naomie Harris reportedly dated between 2000 and 2007. According to reports, the ex-lovers had kept their relationship on the low to prevent it from interfering with their careers.

It is not known what led to their breakup and it was even speculated that they were about to solemnize the union before they separated. However, reports had it that they had separated naturally without any rift or drama and they both still maintain a cordial relationship. It was even said that Chiwetel flirted with the actress at a “GQ Men Of The Year Awards” ceremony in 2015.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Canadian actress, Sari Mercer

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer’s relationship

According to reports, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Canadian actress Sari Mercer kickstarted a romantic relationship in 2013. They were always seen attending events together and vacationing during the period they were together.

Unfortunately, they parted ways after about 2 years of dating, though the reason for their breakup was never disclosed.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ghanaian-Australian, Frances Aaternir

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Frances Aaternir’s relationship

According to what is known, Chiwetel Ejiofor started dating Frances Aaternir, a Ghanaian-Australian model in September 2015 after he ended things with Sari Mercer.

Though Chiwetel is known for keeping his romantic affairs on the low, he and Frances Aaternir were always seen in public places and sometimes showing off a good amount of PDA.

Reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa had it that they became lovers after they met at the premiere of the 2015 science fiction film “The Martian”. The lovebirds separated in 2019, shortly after their frequent public appearances began to depreciate.

Frances Aaternir was said to have moved on to dating Brook Klausing in February 2020, but it is not known if Chiwetel Ejiofor is presently in any relationship.

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