THEIR romance was the stuff of fairytales. A love story followed by adoring fans all over Mzansi . . . But that was before it turned into a plot riddled with betrayal and heartbreak!
This is according to the gossip doing the rounds on the streets of Egoliwood. And as rumours would have it, all that remains of the beautiful couple that was Thando Thabethe and Frans Mashao is a sad tragedy – that’s been relegated to the dusty gravel of Splitsville.
The TV personality got engaged to her sexy fiancé almost a year ago. In March, Thando shared their love with friends and family during a “very classy” engagement dinner. But insiders say the love has disappeared into thin air – just like the ring on Thando’s finger!
An informant claims ThaBooty, as Thando is known in Celebville, has called it quits after discovering that her man was allegedly cheating on her. Said the informant: “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.”
According to another source, calling off the engagement was an amicable decision.
Claimed the mole: “They agreed to take a break to assess how things turn out. The love is still there and there’s no bad vibes between them. Besides, they’ve been together for a very long time.”
But if everything is as rosy as speculated, then something’s amiss. This as Frans was nowhere to be seen at ThaBooty’s party earlier this month. Thando, who is very active on social media, documented her party and sent shout-outs to everyone who attended, including Khanya Mkhangisa and Pearl Modiadie.
But Frans got nothing! The third source said their families had met to discuss the alleged situation.
“But the future is theirs. They need to decided whether they continue with the wedding or if they call it off completely despite what their families think,” the insider said.
ThaBooty shared a story on her Insta page. In it, she tried to remain optimistic. It read in part: "I lost the greatest love of my life . . . but everything has prepared me for this very moment . . . I’m ready Lord."
According to the source, they now live separately. When called for comment, Thando played her cards close to her heart, saying: “I’ll neither deny nor confirm. It’s best you go with what your sources told you.”
Frans said he didn’t comment about his private life in the media. Asserted Frans: “Unless it’s about my charity work, I won’t comment.”