- Photos of Michael Essien's wife, Akosua Puni, ad their children have popped up
- The family photos of Essien comes amid social media bashing for the ex-Chelsea player
- Essien has been bashed for supporting LGBT rights in Ghana
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Former Ghana international Michael Essien has been trending on social media for the wrong reasons.
Essien has been receiving bashing from Ghanaians on various social media platforms in the past 24 hours.
The bashing follows comments the ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder made about LGBT rights in Ghana.
Essien showed support for an LGBT rights in Ghana in an Instagram post on Monday, March 1, 2021.
However, his post stirred an uproar on social media. While some supported his decision, many others bashed him.
Amid the trend, photos of Essien's wife, Akosua Puni, and their children have popped up online.
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In one of the photos, Essien and his wife were seen dressed for a black-tie event and they looked good.
The second photo had Akosua Puni posing with their two children, Michelle and Michael Jnr.
In other photos, Akosua Puni was captured standing along in different poses.
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Essien and Puni got married in September 2012 at a private ceremony in London. Their marriage became public knowledge after about six months.
Puni was working for Essien as his publicist before their marriage.
In October 2018, the couple debunked reports of a breakup between them after Princess Shyngle claimed to have had an affair with the footballer.
Meanwhile, Essien has removed his public post in support of the queer community in Ghana after he previously suggested they had his full backing.
This follows an upsurge of uncanny comments that Essien received from all angles after his public show of approval for the LGBTQ+ society.
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The initial post he made has been taken down and is currently missing on his Instagram account.
In other news, Mzbel's son, Nana Kwame Adepa, received a special call from his father as he turned eight years old on Tuesday, March 2.
Mzbel revealed this in a video she shared on social media.
According to Mzbel, Adepa's father called him to pray for him and wish him well on the new age
Earlier, actress Nana Ama McBrown shared new photos on social media which got her husband Maxwell Mensah, gushing.
In his reaction to the new photos, Maxwell gave his wife a new nickname.
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