FULL DETAILS: Why Ex-Generations and Rhythm City actress Pearl Modiadie dumped her boyfriend just before wedding


PEARL Modiadie’s businessman boyfriend, Nkululeko Bhuthelezi, proposed to the radio and television personality back in 2015, and an excited and emotional Pearl said ‘yes’. A year later, Pearl called it quits but later went back to her lover. Pearl has broken it off for the second time, this time just before their wedding.


A few weeks ago, claims that Pearl (30) had pulled off the engagement with her fiancé Nkululeko started doing the rounds.

A curious Twitter user asked Pearl if she was single or married, then the star simply said ‘single’, confirming the news.

When contacted by Move!, Pearl said, “Yes, I can confirm that the engagement is off.” Asked if she had already started with wedding arrangements, she said, “I don’t want to talk about this.”

She called off her traditional wedding to her fiance Nkuleko Buthelezi for the second time in less than two years. Modiadie was supposed to have got married to Buthelezi, a businessman in Tembisa, east of Joburg last month.


It was in December 2015 when Nkululeko and Pearl went on a romantic ride in the beautiful mountains of Zambia.

During the trip, Nkululeko asked Pearl to be his wife. She went to share the experience on social media.

“I saw this big question on the ground during our helicopter ride and after crying for quite a bit, I composed myself and said, ‘yes’,” the post read.


In 2016, Pearl was invited on SABC3’s Top Billing. Pearl and Nkululeko were meant to have a traditional and white wedding, and on the show Pearl tried out a wedding dress designed by David Tlale.

Last year, Pearl left Nkululeko and was spotted without her ring. The Zaziwa presenter kept mum about the split for a while but later spoke about it on her show on Metro FM.

The star, who was very emotional, confirmed that the engagement was off and said that it just didn’t work out, without revealing too much information.

Many of her followers sent her messages of comfort on social media. After the split, Pearl took a trip to Bali alone for a retreat. After her trip, she told a local magazine that Bali had taught her not to be afraid of being alone.

“Often people feel they need to be with someone, but Bali made me realise I can be alone,” she said.


After six months of being apart, Pearl and her ex made an attempt to rekindle their love.

Pearl confirmed to a Sunday newspaper that she and Nkululeko were back at it and she was spotted with her engagement ring back on.

Invitations had already been sent out, but the sassy entertainment star, who presents SABC 1 Zaziwa, called the wedding off after she allegedly clashed with Buthelezi over various issues in the build-up to their big day, sources say.

It remains unclear as to why Pearl keeps leaving Nkululeko but there is speculation that he could be having baby-mama troubles, among other issues.

A relative, who didn't want to be named for fear of victimisation, said Modiade put the wedding on hold after a series of 'silly clashes' with Buthelezi.

"Although they had those kind of clashes in the past, she hoped they would not re-occur. She noted that if she continued with this wedding, she would have to divorce him after a few weeks and this was going to dent her brand. She felt it would rather be better if she calls it off."

The relative also said Modiadie complained she was not free in their relationship because of issues with Buthelezi's personality.

"She always walked on eggs shells around him and this resulted in her bottling up the issues."

The relative also said Modiadie was contemplating calling it quits for good this time as they have different priorities.

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