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The 10 South African Celeb Couples Who Melted Our Hearts In 2016!

Let’s celebrate all the love that gave us the feels by looking at 10 South African celebrities who slayed love goals in 2016!

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For decent people like ourselves (most of the time), the end of the year brings with it the responsibility to reflect, appreciate and celebrate the good stuff that transpired during the year we are now bidding farewell to. In this list, we take a look at 10 South African celebrities who gave us all the feels in 2016!

BLACK COFFEE & MBALENHLE

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They are both some of the most successful celebs in the business, but Black Coffee and Mbalenhle simply love maintaining a low profile about their long term marriage.

The lovebirds often impart butterflies in our tummies when they post adorable snaps of their family on the Gram, whether they are hanging out or travelling the world as they’ve been doing for the better part of the past two years.

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WATCH QUENCHSA CELEBRATING LOVE!

AKA & BONANG

Best South African Celebrity Couples 2016

AKA said recently that his relationship with Bonang Matheba is the pinnacle of South African pop culture. In all fairness, that sounds about right!

Best South African Celebrity Couples 2016

These two are arguably the most talked about celebrity couple in South Africa, grabbing headlines for their individual success and for their now highly googled relationship.

They can be spotted on social media showcasing their awe inspiring romance in pictures, supporting each other and wearing each other’s merch! Can you say power couple?

ALSO READ: MZANSI’S 7 POWER COUPLES

NANDI MADIDA & ZAKES BANTWINI

Best South African Celebrity Couples 2016

Nandi and Zakes recently premiered the first snaps of their one month old son Shaka Madida, sending the internet into a meltdown! The couple, who is relatively conservative about the amount of sharing they do about their relationship, sometimes inspire us to hit Tinder for our turn in love when they do decide to treat fans to visuals concerning love goals.

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They sing together, perform together, do interviews together and obviously, have stayed together!

DINEO MOEKETSI & SOLO

Best South African Celebrity Couples 2016

They kept their romance under the radar for the longest time, but now that Dineo Moeketsi and Solo have decided to go public, we can’t stop marrying them in our minds! Also one of the best dressed South African celebrity couples in the land, the couple are always coordinating their high end fashion looks on the red carpet because couples that dress alike stay together.

MINNIE DLAMINI & QUINTON JONES

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We reported that Minnie Dlamini is now happily engaged to TV producer Quinton Jones, who she describes as her ‘best friend’! She also revealed that he quite a private person, and that they had kept their two year relationship away from the public eye for their love of privacy. She says he is also supportive of her work as well. Oh, and that engagement ring!

NOMZAMO MBATHA & MAPS MAPONYANE

Best South African Celebrity Couples 2016

It took them quite a minute to ‘fess up to their romance. And after months of referring to each other as ‘buddyship’, they confirmed that they have in fact been seeing each other.

They are both killing it in the business right now, they are both hot as hell and they appear on QuenchSA’s top 10 best dressed celebrities lists for 2016. We want what they have!

AYANDA THABETHE & DASH MKHATHINI

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‘Dashanda’ would work pretty well for these inseparable lovebirds, but Dash and Ayanda already have a converged name they use to be playful on social media, thank you!

On top of serving couple goals and publicly supporting each other’s careers, the couple now host Christmas parties together because we have fun and make money together mos.

PEARL THUSI & ROBERT MARAWA

 

Robert Marawa is the pinnacle of South African sports presenting and Pearl Thusi is in Hollywood gaining global superstardom – this is the ultimate power couple!

They don’t say much about their relationship, but thanks to the social media bug and edge, we sometimes get the rare throwback picture and a snap of fingers holding each other if we are lucky enough on that day.

PRIDDY UGLY & BONTLE MODISELLE

Best South African Celebrity Couples 2016

Oh, young love is so awe inspiring! Rapper Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle are both hot property in their respective fields, but the two have stuck together for 9 years to show us all that true love still exists. And because marking one’s territory is important, they leave no one in doubt that they’ve long been off the market.

CONNIE & SHONA FERGUSON 

Connie and Shona Ferguson have been married for eons, and they are still at it. The actors turned business partners are now slaying the production company game together, with Ferguson Films basically producing everything that matters on TV right now. When we grow up, we want to be like them.

 

 

 

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Pregnant Lootlove Debuts Adorable Twin Baby Bump Pics!

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Fridays are usually reserved for the premiering of brand new music in South Africa. But while we were treated to our usual supply of fresh boops this afternoon, Lootlove’s baby bump snaps have easily melted way more hearts!

 

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It’s a phenomenal time to be me. God and my ancestors came together for me and blessed me with something so wonderful! I’m pregnant!😆🤰🏾💁🏽‍♀️ I won’t lie! I’m shoooook! Haha! 😆 I always thought I was cool 🤣😋… and now to find out that I’m having twins makes me even cooler! I am carrying Hip and Hop 😋🤣 This is the most beautiful time of my life. Most precious. The scariest and the most exciting. I’m completely vulnerable and sensitive. I’m excited! I’m nervous but all that goes away when I feel weird little “gas bubbles” which I now know are little kicks because I’m carrying life. A reminder of the miracle and wonder that is God. ❤️ As “personalities”/“celebrities”, we are selfishly required to share every moment in our lives and when we don’t, we have people around us that we think we can trust, who gladly do it for us wether it hurts/compromises us and those we love or not. We constantly have vultures flying above us ready to share our private lives in the most non-emotional manner ever. You may forget but all I am is Human. Flesh and blood and nothing will ever change that and yes, my life is your entertainment, I get that, but try walk a mile in my shoes. The most important thing for me has been protecting my family, my persons family, his beautiful children and respecting tradition. My silence has had everything to do with making sure that everyone who matters has their moment with this, that they feel everything, from shock to happiness to curiosity to excitement, ALL OF IT, Alone, Without the rest of the country pitching in, hounding them/adding commentary/calling or harassing them etc. Its a beautiful time, it’s a sacred time, it’s OUR time. I am BEAMING! Here’s to LOVE. Here’s to forever with the greatest gifts of them all. P.S If you see me in the streets, please don’t touch my tummy… I will punch you in the throat! 😃😘 K thanks byeeeee ❤️🌻😍😃😇🤰🏾💁🏽‍♀️ 📸: @aust_malema 💃🏾: @siya_weloveher 💋: @preciousxabamakeup #LootLoveSquared👑

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Also, she’s pregnant with twins, which “makes me cooler”, so there’s that.

The Media personality surprised fans when she shared the pictures of her sporting a baby bump on her Instagram page. The discernibly joyous mom to be has two cute faces drawn on her tummy for the twins, which she’s playfully referring to as Hip and Hop respectively.

Lootlove has been seeing Hip Hop artist Reason for a minute now, and the two have kept their romance below the radar and out of the press. That hasn’t stopped fans and celebrities from congratulating the couple on their looming bundles of joy!

Congrats Lootlove and Reason!

 

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Bonang Wows At ‘Put No Girl Behind’ United Nations Discussions

The South African media Queen proved she’s just getting started as she co-piloted diplomatic discussions with leading global leaders at a recent UN function aimed at educating girls.

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Bonang Matheba recently represented South Africa as an esteemed moderator of a United Nations panel discussion between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Minister Theresa May.

Bonang Matheba at the UN

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Matheba, who looked demure and professional as she spotted a sleek ponytail, opened the discussions by highlighting her very own philanthropical work here in South Africa, where she’s championed her Bonang Matheba education fund to assist young women with furthering their studies.

She then proceeded to execute her moderating duties, which have left fans wowed by her ability to stretch and refashion her famous effervescent presenting style to the diplomatic and official tone of the event and its world leaders.

RELATED: BONANG UNLEASHES KILLER STYLE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

The event focused on breaking barriers and leaving no girls behind – a countdown to 203o that aims to redress failures to meet the Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015.

The goal is to accelerate action on girls’ education while ensuring that girls who are currently in school are able to master the basics and progress through secondary education, it says here.

READ: BONANG IS THE FIRST FEMALE SOUTH AFRICAN CELEB TO COVER GQ!

Matheba, who was recently named the Best Media Personality at the IARA Awards in London, is also prepping her hosting duties at the looming Global Citizen festival, where she will be sharing the stage with Trevor Noah and Dave Chapelle

WATCH Bonang do her thing below! 

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Boity Apologising for Her Throwback Homophobic Remarks Is A Good Start

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The surfacing of archived tweets containing homophobic sentiments by a slew of South African celebrities has opened dialogues about the toxic heterosexist landscape of the local entertainment business. 

Just days after her first ever Hip Hop joint set the streets ablaze and earned the media-personality-turned-rapper her first number one on iTunes, Boity has had to apologise for homophobic remarks she tweeted almost a decade ago. She also acknowledged that while her views have changed along with her growth, she used to be quite the outspoken homophobe back then.

The apology comes after a series of old homophobic tweets resurfaced. She was only 19 years old when she vented her hateful spleen towards the queer community, but she has grown a lot over the years. Her views on sexuality were “warped” back then, but she knows better now.

Tweeted Boity amid backlash; “A decade ago, I was naive, homophobic, young and didn’t know better”, she explained. ” I was 19 and my views on sexuality were warped. We grow, our views change and we do better. It’s gut-wrenching and embarrassing to see them now however I am not the same person I was 10 years ago.”

She proceeded to apologise to everyone she has hurt in the old tweets.


The tweets in question were published over different occasions. In one, she is upset by what she perceives to be a surge in the representation of black gay male romance in local TV soapies.

In another scathing tweet, she leaves no shred of doubt about how she feels about the queer community.  
Boity’s apology was met with further debates about the unaddressed homophobia that goes on unchecked in the South African entertainment business.

Despite increasing visibility, what with the likes of Somizi and, amongst other Nakhane Toure proudly shining the spotlight on the existence of gay people in the creative industry, there’s no doubt the business remains rigidly heterosexist.

Tweets allegedly published on Nadia Nakai and Rouge’s Twitter years ago have also attracted some interest, but the two rappers are yet to take actual ownership. That remains to be seen.

While polarising, Boity’s apology has been embraced by many as a good start at acknowledging the pain she has caused many people. She herself was young at the time, and how many of us wish we could have expressed ourselves differently ten years ago.

 

 

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