Singer and songwriter Kelly Khumalo says she is ready to get back into the dating game, but this time, things will be very different.
Kelly has, to say the least, been quite unlucky when it comes to romance with none of her previous public relationships ending well. Even in her music, one can hear how unkind the dating scene has been to her. But the singer says she has realized what her biggest mistake has been and she is ready to switch things up.
Speaking to her bestie, Thami Dish on Touch HD recently, Kelly revealed that she never dated men because she wanted or liked them, but only because they wanted her.
"I’ve always gone into relationships because someone has asked me out, it has never been about, do I [want to] be with this person, do I want to date this person, do I want a relationship with this person? Do I even like this person enough to be in a relationship with them? So it has always been about the other party as opposed to me,” she revealed.
She went on to say that she is now wiser and ready to make smarter choices with her heart.
“…it’s not about who wants me, it's about who I want, which has changed the whole love, relationship and dating game. I will not let you into my space unless I want to, I will not keep you unless I see something worth keeping,” she said.
She then went on to describe the kind of person she wants to have in her life.
“I’m not looking for a young boy, I’m looking for a man, who will be able to stand up to this woman that I’ve become; a woman who knows what she wants and what she represents. And for you to be part of this, you need to know what you want and what you represent as an individual,” she continued.
In January 2015, a sangoma revealed that Kelly Khumalo's boyfriends will continue experiencing mysterious misfortunes until Kelly agrees to become a spirit medium as per her ancestral spirits demands. Her late husband-to-be, Senzo Meyiwa was mysteriously shot dead at Kelly Khumalo's family home in October 2014. Up to now it's only Kelly Khumalo and her close family members who really know what killed Senzo.
Kelly's other ex-lover, musician Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye, languished in jail and was sentnced to 25 years in prison. He is the father of Kelly Khumalo's first born child, Christian, and his life, just like other Kelly's former boyfriends, turned into a mess when he decided to fall in love with the Asinne hit maker.
Another Kelly Khumalo's ex boyfriend, businessman and music promoter Prosper Mkwaiwa, died in February 2015. Prosper was on his way to seek medical treatment after complaining of having a fever when he passed away. Prosper Mkwaiwa, who was originally from Zimbabwe, was first introduced to the masses when he married actress Tina Jaxa in 2000 in an extravagant wedding. The couple soon became tabloid fodder with their many fights and their habit of airing their dirty laundry in public.
They went their separate ways after two children, child support drama and a protracted divorce. Mkwaiwa then "poached" singer Kelly "The Virgin" Khumalo from her management and became her new manager, business partner in ProKelly Entertainment and later fiancé. That relationship also bit the dust in a public and messy way.
There are also reports that Prosper life started courting mysterious misfortunes after he allegedly broke Kelly Khumalo's virginity in 2007. Back then, Prosper, who was meant to get married to Kelly, told the media that he had had sex with Kelly.
"Yes, we have done it," said a bold and proud Prosper, but he would not be drawn into the details of when or where.