Did you know former Chelsea and Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien is a happy married man for almost 10 years?
The prolific footballer married his publicist Puni after his relationship with actress Nadia Buari fell head first.
Essien and Puni tied the knot in a private ceremony at London in September 2012.
The two have been living a private life ever since they settled down and for the first time in almost 10 years, a photo capturing the complete family of Essien has surfaced online.
Essien and Akosua Puni currently lives in Europe and are blessed with two adorable children, a boy and a girl.
The eldest, a girl, is known as Michelle while the boy is called Michale Jnr.
One of the photos sighted on Instagram captured Micheal Essien and his wife dressed for a black-tie event.
Another photo captured Akosua Puni posing with their two children, Michelle and Michael Jnr.
The photos have drawn mixed reactions on social media for those seeing the family for the first time.
Check out the photos below.