British TV news and sports presenter Ore Oduba is a regular sportscaster on BBC Sport. Previously, he won the fourteenth season of BBC One’s dancing reality contest Strictly Come Dancing.
Besides his professional charisma, Ore possesses a delightful personal life with the company of his wife and son. He carries a beautiful journey from romantic purpose to an emotional wedding with his life partner.
Ore's Emotional Wedding; From Dating To Family!
Ore Oduba is blissfully married to his long-haul girlfriend, Portia Oduba.
It was back in 2010 when Ore first met his girlfriend at his University and fell for her at first sight. The duo eventually got in a relationship and started dating. After four years of togetherness, Ore finally proposed his lady with a surprise proposal in front of Portia’s family in Kent.
With affirmation from Portia, the couple tied the wedding knots together in November 2015.
The wedding that took place at Penshurst Place in Kent was an emotional moment for both the lovebirds; specially Ore. He was so overwhelmed by the occasion that his tears rolled down his eyes throughout the wedding day.
Ore Oduba poses for Hello Magazine with wife Portia on the occasion of their first anniversary (Photo: hellomagazine.com)
Meanwhile, the winner of the BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, Ore Oduba even revealed that he didn’t dance on his wedding. He was so busy being emotional that showcasing his dancing moves didn't emerge in his mind.
Nevertheless, the Manchester-based couple had talked about having children since the first two months of their affair. Their dream finally came true when the couple was blessed with a son, Roman on 9 January 2018.
Fatherhood Struggles; Praises Wife, Portia For Support!
The moment when Ore’s newborn son, Roman, took his first step in the world, he got all nervy on how he could handle the pressure of fatherhood. However, he was backed by the support of his TV researcher wife.
Speaking to Express.co.uk in January, the sportscaster mentioned that his first experience of early fatherhood was like a life explosion. He further added,
“You do everything you can, the house has been fortified with nappies like handbags. You get your hard hat on and you go, ‘Okay. I’m ready for baby!’ And it just blows you away.”
Ore also stated his struggle with not being acknowledged by Roman when he was first born. He gushed about how the newborn's tendency to connect with their mother than their father could be heartbreaking.
However, Ore got backed by the support he got from his wife. He stated that Portia has always been a team player and quoted her as a fantastic life partner.
Rightly so, the couple seems to come good with the whole parenting thing. And with the days passing by, the fear of Ore seems to be vanishing: All thanks to his supportive wife.
Ore Oduba’s Bio: Family To Professional Success
Ore Oduba was born on 17 November 1985 in London, the UK to his leading Nigerian lawyer father. Ore, who stands tall at the height of 5’9”, spent his childhood shuttling between Nigeria and the UK.
After graduating with a degree in Sports and Social Science from the Loughborough University in 2008, he joined BBC’s Newsround, a children’s news programme in August 2008 as a reporter and breakfast bulletin presenter.
Later in 2014, Oduba was promoted to present sports bulletins for BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 Live. Meanwhile, in the same year, Ore got the break to report for BBC One and BBC Sport.
The major TV success for Oduba came in 2016 when he won the British TV dance reality contest Strictly Come Dancing. However, joining the competition created some family disappointment in Oduba’s life.
After he was asked to take part in the competition, Ore wanted to share the big news with his parents. However, as they were expecting the news to be the birth of their grandchild, his revelation to appear in the dancing reality became disappointing to them.
Making his appearance as a TV presenter and celebrity, Ore Oduba has gained a massive name and fame. Besides, his career has handed him a hefty net worth, which remains confined at the moment.
However, his winning check of £100,000 from Strictly Come Dancing has undoubetedly added to his net worth.