Love is a beautiful thing in every form and there is nothing as refreshing as seeing two hearts joined together in love.
With so many people divorcing, it is always great to see celebrities whose love has stood the test of time.
Let’s look at South African celebrities who have shown that love exists even in Celebville.
Romeo and Basetsana KumaloIf there’s one celebrity couple that has stood the test of time, it is definitely Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo.
The two lovebirds have been together for over two decades. They started dating in 1997, shortly after Basetsana won Miss South Africa.
After three years of dating, they got married in 2000.
They remain a couple that many look up to.
Basetsana calls Romeo her “soulmate, my lover, my friend, my confidant, my inspiration, my person, my best friend.”
The two recently celebrated 17 years in marriage.
Romeo also expressed her love for Basetsana with a lovely poem, and praised her for her beauty.
The Kumalo’s have three children. Their two sons – Nkosinathi Gabriel, born 2005, and Emmanuel Kumalo who was born in 2012. In 2014, they welcomed their third bundle of joy – a baby girl named Bontle ba Morena Jasmine Kumalo.
The couple runs several businesses together.
Connie and Shona Ferguson
Their life reads like a script from a movie. Connie and Shona are rich, powerful and in-love.
The power couple has been married for almost two decades and they are still going strong. They are in the same industry and run businesses together.
The couple has been married for 18 years, and look happy together.
The secret to their great marriage is respect for each other, and working toward the same goal.
“Shona and I have great chemistry and synergy, both personally and professionally. We understand only too well that we will not always agree on everything so we have learnt the art of compromise. What is important to us is respect and knowing that we’re working towards the same goal,” Connie told Move Magazine.
Another secret is setting aside time to bond as a couple. With all their busy schedule, Connie says they have reserved Sundays for family.
“It can be tricky sometimes when one is chasing deadlines, but our weekends, especially Sundays, are dedicated to family,” Connie added.
The couple is blessed with two daughters.
Mpoomy Ledwaba and Brandon
They started dating in 2014 and got married two years ago.
The couple recently welcomed their baby girl. The baby was born in 2018.
Her name is Nuri Lethabo Ledwaba.
Ntokozo Mbambo and Nqubeko MbathaAward-winning musicians Nqubeko and Ntokozo Mbatha are love personified.
Their love for each other won them the “I do” silver Awards in 2015.
They got married in 2008. The two started dating while singing on the biggest Gospel choir in South Africa – Joyous Celebration. Years later when Ntokozo decided to go solo, she chose Nqubeko as her producer, though at the time they were not married.
Ntokozo has praised Nqubeko for never breaking her heart for all the years they have been together.
“Thank you for NEVER making me cry tears of sadness or heartbreak these past ten years, but instead you’ve made me shed tears of joy & laughter. I love you forever & always” Ntokozo wrote to Nqubeko in celebration of their 10 year wedding anniversary.
The secret to their marriage is friendship.
“I’d say what makes our love special is friendship. We are great friends and we love to be happy, we love love,” Nqubeko told Bona Magazine.
The lovely couple has two daughters.
Gail and Kabelo Mabalane
Kabelo is married to the beautiful Gail Mabalane and their love for each other is so inspiring.
With both of them being actors, they have managed to make their own love life look like a romantic love story for all to watch.
They have two beautiful children, Khumo and Zoe.
AKA and DJ ZinhleAKA and DJ Zinhle started dating in 2012 after meeting at a show in Botswana where they were both booked to perform. Although the two are crazy in love with each other at the moment, things have not always been smooth. Their relationship has had its fair share of drama. In 2015, the couple broke up after AKA cheated on Zinhle with Bonang Matheba. But, because of how strong their relationship is, the two managed to get back together in 2018. Now their relationship is stronger than ever. The couple even has a baby. Kairo was born on July 8 in 2015.
All these celebrities prove that true love is never to be taken for granted.