‘I married as a virgin at age 55’- Newly married woman speaks


A lady identified as Evangelist Esther Bamiloye, now Mrs Bakare has revealed that she recently got married at the age of 55 while a virgin.

The lady got married for the first time to her husband, Isaac Bakare, a 62-year-old artisan who also has never been married too.

In an interview with Punch, the woman revealed that “the devil had plans to stop her from getting married because when she felt she was ready, there was no man coming for her”.

She also disclosed that she thought the problem was from her former church and God did it for her in her “new church and all the barriers were removed”.

Esther said “The devil had plans to stop me from getting married. When I felt I was ready, there was no man coming for me. I kept waiting on God for a miracle till I reached 55-years. I never dated anyone till I got married. Initially, I thought the problem was from my former church and I left, but I give glory to God. He did it for me in my new church and all the barriers were removed.

On if there was any pressure, she said;

I was able to withstand all the pressure because of my deep-rooted faith, belief and focus on Christ Jesus. Specifically, God gave me that grace, dedication and help from certain quarters also sustained me all through.

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Imagine someone of that age not having a husband and not that I deliberately wish not to have. There were many days of weeping, begging God to have mercy. But today, I am happy because as great as the affliction was, I was still able to achieve a lot of things in other areas of my life.

Esther added that she never lost hope and ended up getting married as a virgin. She said;

Not really. But I was overwhelmed at some point. It was simply God’s grace that kept me going. I did not know any man till I got married to my husband. I married as a virgin.

On how she met her husband, she said;

God had been revealing his picture and personality to me and speaking to me about him through some people for over three years. Exactly on the day it reached three years that I first got the revelation, God sent the message again through a prophet.”


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