Nonhle and Andile Jali’s relationship is not only on the rocks but it seems like it might be over for good.
The couple were involved in an altercation a few days ago that ended with Andile spending the night in prison for assault and malicious damage to property.
Just last week Nonhle was gushing about what a great man the soccer star is, but it seems that their relationship has been crumbling for months.
Here’s a look at the couple’s fairytale romance and how it came to a sad end…
DISKI DIVAS DRAMA
We first had an inside look at Nonhle and Andile’s relationship during her stint on reality show, Diski Divas. The couple were dating at the time and Nonhle often praised her prince charming for giving her the best in life, including buying her designer clothes. But the fitness guru’s “bragging” rubbed the other women the wrong way.
Wendy Parker, the wife of soccer star Bernard Parker, had a heated argument with a very pregnant Nonhle. Wendy called Nonhle “Judge Judy” for allegedly looking down on the other women on the show. Mrs Parker tried to take a swipe at Nonhle by reminding her that she is not even married to Andile, but Nonle tried to remain calm.
“I don’t look at people’s opinions and make it my reality. I won’t be forced into marriage because someone else thinks that at a certain time I should be married. I will marry Andile when we decide to get married,” she said.
PRINCESS AJ AND THE TWINS
The couple welcomed their first child together in 2015, a baby girl they nicknamed Princess AJ. Their birth of their daughter seemed to bring the couple closer, with both sharing sweet pictures of their little family.
Andile spoiled his little girl with designer clothes and spa days with her mommy. Two years after their baby girl was born, the couple welcomed twins.
Nchoooh man"@DiskiDivas: Andile Jali and Nonhle Ndala expecting a baby pic.twitter.com/o7FzelyqXG"
— 🌹KELETSO🌹 (@masakalakeletso) April 19, 2015
TROUBLE WITH THE IN-LAWS?
Nonhle and Andile eventually married (take that Wendy) but it seems that her new in-laws didn’t like her much. “It’s come to our attention that, while Andile was playing for Orlando Pirates, he used to continuously visit his dad and family. But shortly after his move to Belgium he attracted a gold digger who’s draining him and keeping him from his family,” a family member told the Daily Sun in 2016.
Another source even went as far as claiming that Nonhle had lied about having a good relationship with Andile’s mother in a magazine interview. “Whenever there are cover shoots or interviews with Andile’s family, they go to his aunt’s house – which is better than his dad’s. His dad’s fridge, which is all white, is empty,” a source claimed.
The source added: “They’re constantly posting pictures of expensive brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, but his dad doesn’t have couches or cupboards. Sometimes when Andile is back in the country, he doesn’t set foot here at home [in the Eastern Cape]. He spends most of his time in Jo’burg.”
— TshisaLIVE (@TshisaLIVE) February 19, 2018
Despite all the drama being thrown their way, Nonhle and Andile were the picture of bliss. The couple’s relationship was put to the test when Andile played for K.V. Oostende in Belgium. The long distance could easily have put a strain on their marriage, but they made it work.
Nonhle and her daughter Princess AJ visited him in Belgium for some family time. Andile would also make trips to SA to be with his loved ones.
ANDILE’S RETURN TO SA
Rumours that the couple’s relationship was on the rocks first started in 2017. “They are staying in Belgium where Andile plays, but they are not as lovey dovey as they were,” a source told Drum in April 2017.
Earlier this year, Andile revealed that he was moving back to South Africa. He told the media that his family was one of the main reasons for his return to the country. “The hardest part about my time in Belgium was staying alone, busy calling my family on the phone every time. It’s great being back home because I go to my kids after training. I see my kids and I play with them. It’s great to be able to be a physically present dad and do things with them,” IOL quoted him as saying.
— aj15jali (@andilejali870) September 20, 2017
The end of a fairytale
Things have certainly not been rosy for the couple since Andile’s return to SA. The Sunday World claimed last week that the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder had turned to alcohol to drown his sorrows. But Nonhle claimed that the rumours were just a “smear campaign”, adding that people don’t want to see black marriages succeed.
“But I can tell you he is a wonderful man whom I will be celebrating a wedding anniversary with very soon,” she told the publication. One day after the report was publish, Andile was arrested for domestic violence. Neighbours told the Daily Sun that the couple had an argument on Monday morning and witnessed the footballer slashing his wife’s car tyres to stop her from leaving. He spent the night in jail and was released on R1 500 bail.
Andile has since opened a case of assault against his wife, claiming she assaulted him during the altercation.
Andile Jali to appear in court after spending the night in jail for assaulting his wife Nonhle Ndala. He was arrested yesterday and also faces charges of malicious damage to property for allegedly damaging Nonhle's car pic.twitter.com/xEgGj2ryqj
— King Vegetarian (@King_Vegetarian) October 30, 2018