For weeks on end, fans of The Bachelorette South Africa were kept in the dark about which potential suitor stole Qiniso Van Damme’s heart. The choice was simple, pick between Henk (Swazi) Nel and Gareth Ehret to sail off into the sunset. For one, the fairy-tale ending was about to commence, while for the other, weeks of courting would’ve amounted to nothing.
That’s the name of the game!
In the end, The Bachelorette handed the final rose to Gareth. The 27 year old digital marketer, in return, gave her a beautiful Jack Friedman ring as a symbol of his love and commitment. The finale was an emotional rollercoaster for viewers of the reality show. One could only imagine the emotional toll that the entire season was for the bachelorette.
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Before she took her decision, Qiniso went on final dates with both men and each had the chance to meet Qiniso’s family, which consisted of her sister, brother and mother. After some intense and fun conversations, it seemed that some of the family had really taken a liking to Swazi, but they stated that the final decision would rest with her.
Unfortunately for 29-year-old cricketer Swazi, his journey with Qiniso came to an end. Swazi walked up the stairs of Pezula’s castle and poured out his heart with a ring in hand. Qiniso reminisced about how he was the first man out of the limo and how they had grown so much together throughout the show, but she could not accept his ring.
After making what she calls the hardest decision of her life, a tearful Qiniso was consoled by a sad but stoic Swazi, who said she had made the right decision for her.
Fortuned seemed to have favoured Gareth. He reminisced about his time in the mansion and how his feeling grew every time he saw her. He went on to say that he has never connected with someone on the same level that he connects with her and that he loves her.
He then presented her with a ring as a symbol of their future. Qiniso expressed her gratitude for all he had sacrificed and that she too was in love with him, as she accepted his ring saying, “I can not…see my life without you.” She then handed Gareth the final rose.
While we were happy that Qiniso finally got her happy-ever-after moment, we could only imagine how distraught Henk must’ve been. There hasn’t been any announcement of whether Henk may be the next Bachelor. As we wait to find out, we’ve seen enough to appreciate the fact that any woman would be lucky to bad a hunk like Henk is!
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Annie Ludick & Kgolo Mthembu Tie the Knot in Style!
You had to be there to appreciate the special moment when The Real Housewives of Durban (RHODurban) cast member Annie Ludick and husband Kgolo Mthembu celebrated their nuptials. The white wedding was held at the luxurious La Paris Estate in the Cape Winelands and was attended by close-knit family and friends.
Luckily, Showmax will bring the glamorous wedding to your TV screens. You’ll get to see guests dancing the night away in celebration of Mr and Mrs Mthembu’s union.
Looking as gorgeous as ever, the bride wore an unconventional pink wedding gown designed by Jacqui Emmanuel. “I’m an avid fan of the 1920s-1960s period of Hollywood glam,” says Annie.
“That particular period of fashion was elegant and classy – the women of that era were super lady-like and that’s something I really love about that period. I also love the Victorian era – I’m a historical-romance person at heart, so to combine those elements of that era onto my wedding gown was a dream come true and it says a lot about the person I am.”
Mr Mthembu looked just as dapper in his Prince Bespoke suits. Yes, he changed twice, and finished off his wedding attire with some stylish Louis Vuitton shoes.
2021 has proven to be a special year for Annie. Not only did she marry the love of her life but she’s now officially part of Showmax history after the first episode of RHOD broke Showmax’s first-day viewing record at the end of January.
At the time of writing, RHOD remains the most popular series on Showmax, after the two part-reunion, hosted by Phat Joe, launched on the weekend. It’s also now screening every Sunday at 7pm on Mzansi Magic.
“This season of my life is so powerful in shaping my future,” says Annie. “I am so grateful to share my wedding with the people I love and to truly celebrate life and new beginnings.
The last year has been so difficult and uncertain: my wedding has been delayed so many times. So I am so grateful and blessed that everything was absolutely as I imagined: a perfect start to my new chapter.”
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Thuso Mbedu to Star Side-By-Side Viola Davis
Thuso Mbedu Scores Another Big Role Alongside Viola Davis
If it seems like we are have a big crush on Thuso Mbedu, which we do, it wouldn’t be the only ground to shine the spotlight on the actress. As luck
and sheer talent would have it, she’s just landed another big role alongside American actress and producer, Viola Davis.
Mbedu let the cat out of the bag in an Instagram Live Video session where she detailed the first time meeting the multi-award winning actress. Captioned as an hour-long catching up session, she revealed tidbits about life in Hollywood, kicking things off with an update on the Underground Railroad press run.
The conversation was very insightful, none more appetising than when the star shared details on how she got the chance to work with the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom actress in the duo’s upcoming film The Woman King.
“I found out about the project in 2019, right.” she explained. “And I went to meet Viola Davis and her husband’s production company JuVee Productions. And they had just told me about this project,” said Thuso.
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Viola and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions gave a glowing endorsement of the Mzansi actress, saying they were “mesmerised by Thuso”. As it was reported on Deadline, they thought she was perfect for the project.
“The depth and complexity of emotional life, her authentic beauty, and regalness is potent. We were mesmerised by Thuso Mbedu. We wanted Woman King / Nawi to be the vehicle to introduce her on the big screen,” they said.
It seems that part of production for the movie will also be filmed in South Ah. Thuso shared that “it’s set in the 1800s in Africa and it’s based on real life events of women warriors”.
There is no doubt that the red carpet treatment awaits Thuso Mbedu when she returns home for all her exploits abroad.
Black Coffee & Sarah Langa Are In A Relationship?
Black Coffee and Sarah Langa rumoured to be dating
The rumour mill has struck again, and the hot tea is centered around who Black Coffee is dating!
It’s been over a year now since Black Coffee and Mbali Enhle filed for divorce. The deejay has since moved on to find love, with every social media post being investigated for clues on who he’s mingling with while he’s on exotic destinations.
Multiple reports from those close to the Superman hitmaker have confirmed that he is involved the social media influencer, Sarah Langa. There are several accounts from people that spotted the two lovebirds in Cape Town, on Friday being booed up.
According to Coffee’s inner circle, the relationship has been kept under wraps due to both parties prolonged dissolution of marriages. Sarah, who was married to a businessman, also filed for divorce at the Joburg High Court.
The relationship of the two media personalities is said to have began at Black Coffee’s party earlier this year, where he brought the who’s who of Egoliwood to his Joburg home.
Interestingly enough, it was not too long ago that Coffee was rumoured to be in a relationship with another model, Alexandra Cane. The two shared cryptic pictures of their baecation (never together) and sweet messages on the socials to fuel the fire .
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Asked to comment about the rumours that she’s dating Coffee, Sarah chose to remain mum. With the festive season around the corner, there will surely be enoughBlack proof to put to bed all of the uncertainty.
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