THEY SPEND TIME IN EACH OTHER’S DRESSING ROOMS
GENERATIONS – The Legacy actor, Rapulana Seiphemo (50), and his costar, Zoe Mthiyane (37), seem to have taken their on-screen relationship into real life. Even though the pair has been mum about what is really happening between them, they’ve been seen on many occasions attending events together.
SEALED WITH A KISS
They were spotted recently getting cosy and kissing at the Vodacom Durban July by a Move! reporter who was at the same marquee the duo was at.
It’s this locking of lips in public that has led Move! to believe that the rumours that have been doing the rounds about these stars might actually be true.
They were seated with a bunch of people having a good time. Zoe’s arm was on Rapulana’s thigh and she would lean on his shoulder at times. When they kissed, the people around didn’t seem shocked, if anything, they seem informed of their relationship status.
When Move! requested an interview with the stars, Generations spokesperson, Gaaratwe Mokhethi, said that Rapulana and Zoe don’t want to talk about their private lives.
“The actors don’t comment on their personal lives. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to assist with your request,” she says.
HOW IT STARTED
Even though the actors are reluctant to talk about what’s going on in their private lives, they have neither confirmed nor denied the rumours. Sources on set told a daily newspaper last year that the pair had become quite close since they started shooting their on-screen love scenes. Their characters, Tau and Zitha, on the soapie are in love and getting married. The sources went as far as to claim that they spent a lot of time in each other’s dressing rooms at work. Apparently, fellow actors and crew have noticed this as well.
SHOWING OFF ON SOCIAL MEDIA
However, in the time of social media, it seems it’s been easier for Rapulana than it has been for Zoe to not share pictures of Rapulana.
She has been dropping hints about this new man in her life and he seems to fit the same description as Rapulana. She posted a picture of a man who resembles Rapulana lying on the couch and another of a man in the kitchen with his back facing the camera. This man is wearing a jersey with bold vertical stripes which is similar to one that Rapulana has.
THEIR ROCKY PASTS
Rapulana is a household name and his personal life has managed to hog headlines. In an interview with a weekly magazine, he admitted to having cheated on his wife, Olga Rubeiro. However, the father of three denied claims that they were divorcing. He was quoted saying, “I love women and children, and I believe they don’t deserve to be abused and ill-treated. So why would I do something like that?”
Zoe, on the other hand, has also made headlines with his famous exes, Lion King executive, Lebo M and sports presenter, Robert Marawa. The mother of two told a monthly magazine that if she gets back in the dating game, she wants somebody who’s kind, respectful and values women.