SHE is one of Mzansi’s biggest vocalists loved by many. However, music sensation, Kelly Khumalo (33), has had her fair share of bad luck when it comes to love.
Kelly Khumalo also finds it hard to explain why she doesn’t tell people that she’s single! The singer has always been open about her love life but recently she revealed that she is scared to say that she is single because people think she has it all.
Speaking to her BFF, Tami Dish on Touch HD, Kelly said people often don’t believe that she can be single because she is talented and beautiful.
“Everybody goes through things but somehow it becomes taboo when Kelly goes through it. You are even afraid to say, ‘I’m actually single’ because everyone is gonna think, ‘Kelly you have it all. You are beautiful, you are talented’ and I’m like ‘uh ah’,” she said.
The singer also opened up about her struggle with rejection and trust in relationships saying, “I am still struggling with rejection. I cannot deal with rejection. Even in a relationship, if I don’t know how you feel about me, I’m not going to be that girl who tells you upfront how I feel because I am afraid of how you might take it or what if it isn’t reciprocated. Rejection.”
“I don’t trust…I need to trust. For me, I struggle with that. I am probably the only person I trust.”
Singer Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye (38), who is the father of her first child, went to jail for culpable homicide after being involved in a drag race accident that claimed the lives of four school children in Soweto.
Then her married soccer star boyfriend, Senzo Meyiwa, was killed at the house of Kelly’s mom in Vosloorus after an alleged robbery that went wrong. But the star has put all that behind her and says she is ready for love.
In a recent radio interview, Kelly admitted that she is ready to be loved. On the show the star said, “I’m looking for a man. A man who will understand that I am a full-grown woman who knows exactly what she wants and what she represents.” She went on to say, “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?’” It seems the star, who sings about love and getting married, wants a prince charming.
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.
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.