It’s no secret that summer bodies are made in winter, and TV star Lexi van Niekerk has been putting in those grueling hours at the gym.
Taking to social media recently, Lexi shared the proof of her hard work by comparing how her body looks now to how it looked a year ago, wearing the same top both times.
The former reality star said that she decided to share her journey with fans because she knows the struggle of trying to lose weight.
“Same top. A year apart. My fitness and weight loss journey is so personal but I thought I’d share these images with you,” she said.
Lexi added that like many women she gained weight in the areas of her body she loves to hate, like her tummy.
“I’m not 20 years old anymore, so I’ve learnt to embrace every part of me but I’ll still work hard in getting the body I so miss,” she said.
Lexi said that a year later she wore the top with more confidence, compared to feeling “very self-conscious” last year.
“Love your body but work hard at getting it where you want it to be,” she told fans.
Brumelda ‘Lexi’ van Niekerk and her on-and-off lover, or rather ‘contract boyfriend’ Mandla Hlatshwayo found love on the set of Big Brother Mzansi in 2014, and their relationship has been going through rough patches ever since.
Their fans call them ‘MandLexi’, and are constantly rooting for them to stay together.
Earlier this year it was reported that the couple was on the rocks, following cheating rumours. It’s not the first time the lovebirds’ relationship has come under scrutiny.
They have reportedly broken up numerous times in the past, and now there are rumours that the couple broke up some couple of months ago and it is the reason why Lexi has lost weight.
There have been claims made by Sunday Sun sources that Brumelda “Lexi” van Niekerk was cheating on Mandla with Idols contestant Keagan Martin.
A source spotted the pair getting cosy at the Chicken Licken outlet in Bree Street, Joburg on a weekend sometime this year.
The source alleged the pair was in Lexi’s VW Polo when they stopped by the fast food outlet.
“They were holding hands as they walked into the outlet. The two are always cosy when they’re together. When we ask, they deny seeing each other – but their actions say something else.”
Another source told the People’s Paper: “Mandla and Lexi have problems. I’m not surprised she’s found herself another guy.”
A third source said: “Lexi always talks about Keagan, and how they’ll be going to weekends at the coast.”
A fourth source said: “I think Lexi’s relationship with Mandla started crumbling after she rejected his marriage proposal.”