Nigerian woman, Safiyyah marries friend’s ex-husband shortly after divorce

A Nigerian woman named Safiyyah has sparked controversy on social media for marrying her friend Kawthar’s ex-husband Ruffy just 6 months after their divorce.

Wedding Announcement
Safiyyah and Ruffy share wedding photos and videos

Over the weekend, Safiyyah and Ruffy had their wedding ceremony. The newly married couple then posted photos and videos from their wedding on social media platform X.

In the posts, they expressed happiness over finding an ideal spouse. Safiyyah wrote, “By Allah’s will…I married a man my heart is pleased with.” Ruffy wrote, “By Allah’s will…I married the most gorgeous woman in the universe.”

History Between Friends
Safiyya and Kawthar were longtime friends

The wedding came as a surprise because Safiyya and Kawthar were known to be good friends for years. They regularly interacted on social media, replying to each other’s tweets.

Divorce Speculation
Ruffy and Kawthar split supposedly over feminist views

While not confirmed, speculation exists that Ruffy divorced Kawthar because she adopted feminist views after their 2020 marriage that Ruffy disagreed with.

Online Reaction
Social media responds to quick remarriage

The remarriage has provoked a strong reaction on social media given the short time frame since Ruffy and Kawthar’s split. Ruffy also deleted his previous post announcing his wedding to Kawthar.

Ruffy argues right to move on after ending marriage

Ruffy re-shared a post defending a person’s right to remarry soon after divorce. But many still criticize Ruffy and Safiyya for the quick marriage to her friend’s ex-husband.

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