David Oyelowo Is Living Happily With Wife Jessica Oyelowo; Know their Married Life and Children

Updated On 12 May, 2019 Published On

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, professionally known as David Oyelowo (his last name is pronounced oh-yellow-oh) is a British-Nigerian actor and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in 2014 biopic Selma.

For his outstanding work, he won a Critics' Choice Movie Award in 2014 and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The 42-year-old is a star that shines very bright in Hollywood and has worked with some top-notch actor and personalities like Oprah WinfreyZoe SaldanaBrad Pitt, and many others. 

Here we are going to talk about the actor's personal life. Continue reading to find out more about David Oyelowo married life, children, and some other personal information. 

David Oyelowo married wife Jessica Oyelowo; Children

David Oyelowo is currently married to English actress Jessica Oyelowo, best known for her works in 2006 film Mayo as Detective Sergeant Alex Jones. Recently in 2016, she appeared in the film A United Kingdom as Lady Lilly Canning. 

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David Oyelowo with actress wife Jessica Oyelowo

David Oyelowo with actress wife Jessica Oyelowo  

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The pair got married in 1998, but the exact date and other details about their wedding are not available. Together, they also have four children; three sons, and a daughter. 

Even though both the couple are well-known actors in the industry, they are not the ones to put everything regarding their personal life out there for the public to know.

They are secretive when it comes to their personal lives. So, we only know the named of their first two sons Caleb and Asher Oyelowo

David Oyelowo with wife Jessica Oyelowo and children

David Oyelowo with wife Jessica Oyelowo and children 

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Meanwhile, the lovely pair has been together for the past 20 years and still are going very strong. 

David Oyelowo a humble man; Funny Incident with his wife on sets

David Oyelowo is one of the greatest actors in the industry, and his net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. Despite the fame and money, he is very humble.

During an interview, he shared that she tries to keep himself and his family away from the glitz and glamour as much as possible. He even shared having two dogs and four kids and that he has to change a lot of diapers and clean a lot of turds.  

Watch David and Jessica in A United Kingdom's Trailer

Meanwhile, recently in 2016, on the sets of the film, A United Kingdom he was paired with actress Rosamund Pike, whereas his wife portrayed the role of a racist woman, who had to act of hating the two.

During an interview, he shared that she did not act and that the disgust was real which he found to be very funny. 

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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo  

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He was trained classically as a stage actor. But in a very short time, he gained a lot of exposure and is recognized for his works like Middle of Nowhere as Brian, The Butler as Louis Gaines, Nightingale as Peter Snowden, and many others.

At the moment, the actor is working in four different films, God Particle, Gringo, Only You, and Chaos Walking. The first three films will be released in 2018, whereas the last one will release in 2019

Quick facts about David Oyelowo:

Who is David Oyelowa's wife?

David Oyelowa's wife is Jessica Oyelowo.

When did David Oyelowa marry Jessica Oyelowa?

David Oyelowa married Jessica Oyelowa in 1998.

How many kids do David Oyelowa and Jessica Oyelowa have?

David Oyelowa and Jessica Oyelowa have four children; three sons, and a daughter.