In keeping with the theme of love during the month of February I have a look at four inspirational celebrity couples who despite life’s challenges have weathered the storms and are still as much tied to the hip as the day they first met.
Zam and Nkhensani Nkosi
Zam Nkosi an ex TV presenter and todayCo-owner & MD, Red Pepper Pictures (Pty) Ltd & Executive Director Of the Phezulu Group of Companies while his wife Nkhensani is the creator of the lifestyle fashion brand Stone Cherrie. Both these sweethearts have been together for 20 years but married for 11; and four kids later the couple is still together.
Unathi and ‘Bad boy T’ Thomas Msengana
Popular S.A DJ’s Thomas better known as ‘Bad boy T’ Msengana and his Metro FM DJ, Idols judge and singer wife, Unathihave been married for four years going on five. Unathi has been quoted as saying that her husband inspires her to be best and that he was the reason she pursued a career in radio, which has always been a part of the DNA that makes up their relationship.
Thato (DJ Fresh) and Thabiso Sikwane
Another match made in heaven. Thato often known as the ‘Big dog, DJ Fresh’ has been with his wife Thabiso an ad hoc seasoned talk-show specialist and swimming school owner for 12 years. Their marriage usually idolised by many as they even offer relationship and wellness weekend seminars for couples with Ntate Jerry Mofokeng and his wife Mama Claudine. What has also further solidified the fan base Mr and Mrs Sikwane receive is that the normally private couple has been quoted to ‘not having a romanticised picture of their marriage’.
Caiphus Semenya and Mama Letta Mbulu
Not only are they legends in their singing careers as musicians but their love is also legendary as these two lovebirds have been known to perform love duets as a couple. In recognition of their immense contribution to music and the South African liberation struggle, Unisa bestowed honorary doctorate degrees upon the musician couple, A first in Unisa history, Mbulu and Semenya received a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (honoris causa) and a Doctor of Musicology (honoris causa) respectively, during the graduation ceremony in Pretoria on October 2, 2013.