DJ Zinhle has opened up about her friendship with Pearl Thusi, detailing how the besties have been there for each other through thick and thin.
Pearl was recently the toast of Mzansi at the premiere of Queen Sono, Africa's first Netflix original series, and Zinhle was there to celebrate with her.
Zinhle told TshisaLIVE that Pearl was ruling the world at the moment and she couldn't be prouder.
“This means that we can compete with the world, we have quality art that we can put out to the world. This is evidence of what we are able to do, and for my friend to be at the forefront of that is amazing!”
She said that Pearl had been there for her through thick and thin and she wanted to honour her.
“It's so important for us because we get to share these moments … It's so nice to have sisters around you, who believe in you, who know how it started, who are proud to share such a big moment.”
The two women have been best friends for a number of years and have always been very public about their love for each other.
From mother's day shoots, appreciation posts on their social media and snaps of their daughters together – they have proved that it is possible to find lifelong friendship in celebville.
In a 2018 post, Pearl expressed how she feels about her friendship with Zinhle.
"Our friendship has blossomed beyond our expectations and I think none of it was planned. Zinhle was just like 'I can't get rid of this girl'," she said laughing and crying at the same time.
She captioned the video: "Maybe it's meant to be that part of this speech is missing… battery went flat. Anyway… I tried to avoid this because I'd already thanked her earlier in the evening but there were complaints and they led to this. In a nutshell – I thanked her for loving me in ways that I didn’t know a friend could. Then I ugly cried, and couldn’t stop. I love you so much babe. So much."
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Maybe it’s meant to be that part of this speech is missing… @stillsbytom battery went flat. 😒😢 . Anyway… I tried to avoid this because I’d already thanked her earlier in the evening but there were complaints and they led to this. In a nutshell – I thanked her for loving me in ways that I didn’t know a friend could. Then I ugly cried, and couldn’t stop. 😒🤦🏽♀️ . I love you so much babe. So much. @djzinhle .
One of their stans shared an inspirational pic mix of the two and it was an instant hit on Twitter. It wasn’t long though before someone noticed that on the picture, Pearl is the only one showering the kisses, whereas Zinhle is the recipient.
DJ Zinhle did not hesitate to answer when she was asked why is that the case, saying, “What if I also kiss but we just don’t post?” Talk about a perfect answer! We would love to see those beautiful pictures as well though.