Dating and marriage is not all its cut out to be these days. Couples break up or divorce often and celebrity relationship are no exception
Kwaito star Mshoza shocked her fans this month when she revealed she was no longer with her husband Thuthukani Mvula. The couple wed in November last year and did not even last six months together.
2017 was a bad year for celebrity couples. Some of the high-profile stars who called time on their relationship were AKA and Bonang Matheba, Melani Son and Zwai Bala, Unathi and Thomas Msengana, as well as Lucille and Trevor Gumbi
But the following celebrities have found a way to make their relationships work
Kgomotso Christopher and Calvin
Kgomotso and her American husband Calvin spent some time apart last year because he had to work in Dubai. Their long-distance marriage didn’t have a major effect on their relationship. In fact, Kgomotso says it has been good for their family.
“What that has afforded for our family, is opening the world to us. Travel has become part of our lives. During school holidays we go to Dubai,” she told True Love magazine. “I’m blessed that regardless of the challenges we’ve had, we support each other on so many levels – we put each other’s growth first.
Nandi Madida and Zakes Bantwini
Nandi Madida’s number-one piece of advice for couples is to keep their personal life private.
“Make sure your relationship is between you and the person you love. No one has power over it, no one has a say over it, people will always talk… people will try and break something that’s beautiful…” she said.
Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones
Minnie says her “heart is safe” in her husband Quinton Jones’ hands. The TV personality describes her husband as her best friend and since marrying she feels more secure in the relationship.
“The dynamic of the relationship is still the same… but when someone gets down on one knee and asks you to be their wife, you sit there and go, ‘this is it. Nobody is going anywhere’. You become more comfortable, it’s a safe space. One of the ways I describe it is that I feel my heart is safe… He is my best friend so I always felt safe but when he went on one knee I knew that everything I was feeling was 100% reciprocal,” she told YFM.
Connie and Shona Ferguson
Connie’s secret to her long-lasting marriage is the “deep-rooted love” she has for her husband. The former Generations star has been married to actor and producer Shona Ferguson for 16 years.
“Marriage is also about respect. That’s what has carried Shona and I. We always tell each other daily that we love each other,” she told the City Press in an interview.