Ten divorced Famous Ethiopian celebrities


1. Actress Etsehiwot Abebe

Etsehiwot Abebe is a famous actor and model in Ethiopia. She is also known for producing one of the most watched TV series called “Dana”. The beautiful actress has been nominated for and has won a Guma Award. She was married to an investor named Tesfa Kiros and had two children with him. Unfortunately, the marriage was not successful and ended in divorce in 2017. 

2. Author Yismaeke Worku

Author Yismaeke Worku is a famous Ethiopian author who is best known for his work “Dertogada” which has left something in the hearts of all Ethiopians who have read this book. The author met his now ex-wife when he was in secondary school while she was just in primary school. They were in a relationship for a year and married straight after. “After his books were published,” says his now ex-wife “fame and success came his way and he started changing. He started drinking heavily which made him a totally different person.”

3. Artist Shimeles Abera (Joro)

Artist Shimeles Abera has divorced his wife Rita Wogayehu and the reason for the divorce is Rita’s suspicion of him having an affair with Artist Ramon Nigusse. Yet Ramon claims that the two are just coworkers on the TV show “Yebet Sira” and have no other relationship and that Rita is the only one who is responsible for her failed marriage. The fact that the two met up for acting practices frequently is what aroused Rita’s suspicion. 

4. Athlete Tariku Bekele

Athlete Tariku Bekele, whose name is raised alongside that of his brother in the Olympics, is an owner of gold medals from both 5000 and 10000 meter competitions. His wedding in 2002 was known to have been lavish and expensive and his marriage was blessed by the birth of his daughter. But this marriage only lasted for four years. In 2006, he divorced his then wife and in 2009, he got married to a woman named Adugna Gobeze. 

5. Artist Tilahun Gugsa

Famous for his frugal character on the TV series “Betoch”, artist Tilahun Gugsa had divorced his then wife Helen Tadesse two years ago. Helen was very active in the entertainment and movie scene and resides in the US. Even though the marriage has been blessed with four children, Helen had ended the marriage by saying she has been in love with another man for three years. 

6. Artist Genet Nigatu

Mulugeta Jawari and Artist Genet Nigatu had tied the knot and lived together for thirteen years. Through this marriage, they were to be parents of three boys and one girl. During their divorce, the court ruled that Mulugeta pays eight thousand birr per month for child support. When Genet got sick, he took on the responsibility of taking care of her and their four children. Yet after her recovery, she claimed that he had not paid the child support money ruled by the court.


7. Artist Solomon Bogale

“I was born to reign in Ethiopia through acting” says the artist. Yet his wife disagreed. She left with their two children to start a life in Australia but the well respected actor chose to stay behind with his daughter sacrificing his family for his career. “I plan to write an autobiography and I hope my kids will understand” said the artist.

8. Singer Abebe Teka

His former wife Etagegn Mulaw was a dancer for the Debub Gonder entertainment group and the singer has recorded many of his beloved songs for her. When he tried to enter the US through Italy, he was jailed for a year and eight months because of his illegal passport. After his sentence was over, he married Etagegn and had three kids with her. 

9. Singer Ejigayew Shibabaw(Gigi)

The famous and beloved singer Ejigayew was divorced by her former husband Bill Laswell and through court ruling, is now unable to see her child. This has affected her personal life severely as she would lock herself up alone and abuse substances. Although some who have visited her claim that her health status is not that bad and that she is planning on writing a book.

10. Former national football team player Getahun Mengistu

Getahun, along with Ashenafi Girma and Yordanos Abay, had played for the national team and a team in Yemen for six years. Although he and his wife had known each other and had been together for 14 years, their marriage was not successful. After travelling to Metehara and back to settle an argument between him and his wife, Getahun claimed that he returned to an empty house and that his wife had taken everything. 


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