Our collective heart breaks when our favourite Mzansi celebrities call it quits on their relationships. But, it means there’s a chance for new love to blossom.
Amid 2019’s heartbreaking break-ups, there are a few couples who managed to keep it together and are ready to celebrate the festive season with their new loves.
Here are some of our favourite new couples:
ANELE MDODA’S LOVE IS ON TOP
Award-winning radio presenter and TV host Anele Mdoda has found love again.
Anele’s always been very private about her love life, but the past few months she’s given us all a glimpse into her happiness – Thoba Mkangisa.
The couple are a modern blended family, with Anele’s son and Thoba’s two daughters from previous relationships.
The family enjoyed an idyllic island holiday, with Anele sharing their beach adventures on her social pages.
Her and Thoba also enjoyed a trip to the East – exploring the dishes and nightlife of Japan.
Two of Anele’s closest friends Sizwe Dhlomo and Trevor Noah were also on the trip, seemingly giving Anele’s new beau the green light.
Rumours have been swirling the couple will soon get engaged and have their families start lobola negotiations.
Anele even shared pictures of Thoba’s mother when she celebrated a milestone birthday.
A NEW LOVE FOR THANDO THABETHE?
Thando Thabethe and Frans Mashao grabbed headlines in July last year after they called off their engagement before the Sunday Sun reported that it was because the latter cheated on his long-term partner.
Frans and Thando’s relationship had been the subject of speculation in June 2018. It began when fans noticed that Thando was no longer wearing her engagement ring; just days before she added fuel to the fire with a social media post.
At the time, Thando was posting a lengthy birthday dedication message, but it was the bit about losing the love of her life that caught people’s attention.
She wrote: “I lost my daddy, I lost my brother, my best friend… in a manner I would never wish upon my WORST ENEMY!! I lost the greatest love of my life… but everything has prepared me for this here very moment”
According to the Sunday Sun’s sources, Frans had been cheating on Thando with multiple women.
One of their sources informed them: “Her friends have been warning her about Frans’ player tendencies, but she flatly ignored them until she discovered that she was sharing him with other women. Anyhow, she respects the union of marriage and doesn’t want to start her new chapter on a bad foundation.”
Meanwhile, now it seems love is on the horizon AGAIN for radio presenter Thando Thabethe.
For months, rumours have been swirling that Thando and actor and model, Lunga Shabalala are an item. CelebGossip.co.za has learnt that the actor has taken it upon himself to replace the allegedly cheating Frans Mashao in the love life of Thando 'Thabooty' Thabethe.
The couple attended Somizi’s wedding together – in matching outfits!
Earlier this year they were also rumoured to be on holiday together, in one of the worlds most romantic and honeymoon destinations – the Maldives.
Although they didn’t appear on each other’s social pages, or in the same pictures, they were staying at the same luxury resort at the same time.
And their pictures were very similar: from dinners and scuba diving, their island moments made us crave an island holiday with bae.
What has everyone convinced Thando and Lunga are in a relationship is when he shared with his fans about going vegan, implying it was because of a special person. And Thando, who is vegan herself, commented on the post.
Even though the couple haven’t yet confirmed their relationship status, this is one relationship we’re rooting for.
CHAD DA DON’S NEW LADY LOVE
Earlier this year we were all happy when singer and actress Kelly Khumalo confirmed her engagement to Chad da Don.
Chad was even the star of Kelly’s music video for 'Dance Comigo'.
But their happily ever after wasn’t to be – Chad recently started sharing pictures of his new love interest Carlla Poggenpoel. Ending all speculation that he and Kelly are still together.
Now the question remains what Chad’s plans are to get rid of the tattoo of Kelly’s name he inked onto his body.
PEARL MODIADIE’S LOVE IS INTERNATIONAL
After past heartbreak, we’re happy to report TV and radio personality Pearl Modiadie has found love again.
And this time she’s very private about her partner.
The couple who met through a mutual friend, has even taken their love international.
Last festive season they travelled to Europe to celebrate Christmas.
They rang the new year in, in the most romantic country – France.
We can’t wait to see what they’ll get up to this December.
DJ ZINHLE AND AKA ARE BACK TOGETHER
In 2014, DJ Zinhle and AKA made headlines when their relationship ended in the most public way. And AKA couldn’t hide his infidelity anywhere. This did not go down too well with DJ Zinhle, who quickly replaced the rapper with businessman Brendon Naidoo who would later be arrested in Sandton for fraud before their relationship crumpled a few weeks later.
DJ Zinhle and Brendon started dating towards the end of 2016, a year after Zinhle had left AKA (exposing him for cheating on her in the process). Although things started slowly for the couple, Brendon quickly won the approval of Zinhle’s fans by showering her with gifts and treating her like a queen.
Their relationship seemed to go from strength to strength over the months, but a spanner was thrown in the works when Brendon was charged with fraud.
Fast forward to end of 2018 and early 2019, DJ Zinhle and her baby dad AKA are back together, looking happier than ever.
After their breakup, it took a while for them to get to a good co-parenting situation and it seems this strengthened their friendship.
Zinhle said she didn’t get back together with the rapper because he is her baby daddy, but rather for them.
And from all of the posts they share of each other on social media, it’s clear they’re in love, and more supporting of each other and their work.
YOTV’S PSYPHO POPPED THE QUESTIONS
Child star and actor Sipho ‘Psypho’ Ngwenya is an engaged man.
He popped the big question to his girlfriend Amirah Mirah during his birthday celebrations on the island of Zanzibar.
This new couple haven’t been shy to share some of the special moments with their thousands of online fans.
– Zalebs / Celeb Gossip