Maverick entertainer and Area father, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has formally walked his American wife, Diane, down the aisle after 40 years of marriage.
Charly Boy and Diane exchanged marriage vows on Saturday evening at the Chapel of Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer Catholic Church in Gwarimpa, Abuja.
The low-keyed wedding was officiated by the outspoken Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Dioceses, Bishop Mathew Kukah, and had in attendance close friends and relatives of the couple, including the aged mother of Charlyboy.
The Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, was also in attendance among some other clergymen.
The couple exchanged the “I do” vows amidst cheers from the congregation.
Thereafter, they signed the marriage register.
Onaiyekan, in his exhortation, hailed the couple for staying together for over four decades.
“I specially congratulate Charles and his wife for this Godly decision, and I pray God to keep them together.”
Charly Boy said that he and his wife decided to wed in church to honour his aged mother who had been “pleading that we do the right thing”.
Charly Boy, who is 67 years, has nine children from different women and has 16 grandchildren.
He has, however, always regarded Diane as the mother of all his children.