The dating game has changed so much in the era of social media with everybody oversharing and having their relationships judged by the public.
Celebrities in Ghana or Nigeria probably have it worse because of the constant scrutiny and criticism by the general public regarding their lifestyles. Even a Z-list celebrity in Ghana will have their business spread like wildfire in the news should anything remotely interesting happen in their lives.
Until recently, the actress Nadia Buari had her relationships plastered on every media outlet from the days of dating footballer Michael Essien to dating Nigerian actor Jim Iyke. The public did not spare her when those relationships broke down with some questioning her real intentions with both men. Whatever the reasons are for the failure of both relationships, Nadia was not given the opportunity to heal in peace but was bombarded with one article after the other. From who Jim or Essien was dating after her to questions about her own personality and how that led to the break-ups.
Yvonne Nelson’s relationship with Iyanya suffered the same fate and her recent dealings with her baby daddy was well documented by the media.
Musician Becca’s relationship with both her former manager and current husband is all over the web with some people going as far as analysing the reasons behind her marriage. Some speculated that she only got married to cover her pregnancy and protect her child from being called a bastard.
The pressures of social media are causing a lot of people including celebrities to live a lie. Many are showing off their partners on social media as if their relationships are perfect but often, their relationships are in the gutters.
Tonto Dikeh and Afia Schwarzenegger portrayed their relationships as perfect with the former always posting videos of her husband cooking or carrying her. In the end, she was caught in bed with another man while Tonto claims her husband was not only physically abusive, he did give her STI.
Yvonne Nelson released several pictures of herself and her baby daddy but in less than two years, the couple are no more. Granted that is nothing new but due to her status in society, everybody will judge and chip in with their two cents about her relationship.