Kenenisa Bekele Marries a Film Star

Posted: November 22, 2007 in running

The most eligible Bachelor in Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele, quit the bachelors club last Saturday. Bekele married film actress Danawit Gebregziabher. Bekele, 25 years, joined a long list of Sportsmen hooking up with actresses, Joe Dimaggio & Marilyn Monroe, Mike Tyson & Robin Givens, and Andre Agassi & Brooke Shields.

The wedding took place at the Sheraton Addis, one of only two five-star luxury hotels in the country. About 1,000 guests graced the event and many celebrities & high level officials were in attendance.

The last time the world witnessed a fairy tale marriage made in Hollywood was when Andre Agassi married Brooke shields in 1997. But all was not well for long, just as Shields’s profile was rising because of her comedy series Suddenly Susan, Agassi was labouring on the court. In November 1997, Agassi’s world ranking, from world No one dropped to an all-time low, to No. 141.

In the end, Agassi’s on-court struggles put a strain on the marriage and the then 27-year-old filed for divorce in April 1999 just 10 days before his second wedding anniversary.

It will be interesting to see which direction Bekele’s running Career will head.


Click here for photo of the bride and groom.

  1. des says:

    She is a Pretty Ethio girl.

  2. tsega says:

    dear kenenisa, we ethiopians are very happy that you recover from your pain and able to see your happiest moment in your life. congradulation.

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