4 Celebrities Who Put Their Careers On Hold To Cater For Their Spouses And Children (Photos)

Onika Maraj-Petty

American rapper, Nicki Minaj, announced her retirement from music in 2019, followed by an official announcement of her marriage to her husband, Kenneth Petty.

She took this decision because she wanted to focus on building a home with her husband whom she has a year old son with.

Mercy Johnson Okojie

Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson, who was always featured in movies since she rose to fame in 2004, slowed down on her appearances in films when she started having children with her husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie.

Jumobi Adegbesan Damijo

Jumobi Adegbesan was a television host in the 1990s before her marriage to Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo. After she started a family, she no longer appeared on the television screen.

In a post Mofe Damijo made in celebration of their 21st wedding anniversary, he appreciated his wife for giving up her fame to build their family.

Eva Mendes

American actress, Eva Mendes, hasn't appeared in any movie since 2014. Eva who has two children, withdrew from the movie industry since she had her first child with her husband, Ryan Gosling.

In 2020, she was asked why she hadn't appeared in any recent movie and she responded saying that as a mother, there are roles she wouldn't play and she desires to set an example for her daughters.

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